None of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan’s friends were surprised that Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to shepherd the Archdiocese of New York, and by our estimation, those “friends” number nearly 700,000 in southeastern Wisconsin alone. Frequently, people call your Catholic At left, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan visits with a resident during a July 2003 visit to St. […]
Information provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The ultimate decision in appointing the next archbishop of Milwaukee rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the diocesan level and […]
ST. FRANCIS – Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan knew why he wasn’t going to be the next archbishop of New York. “I had been as realistic as possible in firmly believing that there was not a chance of this at all. I meant it when I said, ‘No, I’m too young, I don’t know Spanish, Milwaukee […]
MENOMONEE FALLS – Sixteen years ago, Bishop John J. McRaith, then head of the Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., and a member of the U.S. bishops’ ad hoc committee on stewardship said of “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response,” the pastoral letter they were writing, “Once one chooses to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, stewardship is not […]
MILWAUKEE — This Valentine’s Day more than 500 people attended an all-day workshop with renowned educator, best-selling author and theologian Christopher West. His lecture, “To Fill These Hearts Full: God, Sex and the Universal Longing,” was applauded at every turn as he explained Pope John Paul II’s teachings, and how they can be applied to a rapidly growing modern world.
MILWAUKEE — It’s not likely that Jesuit Fr. Ranjit Tigga would need to hide a motorbike in the bushes on the Marquette University campus to expedite a lifesaving getaway, but that’s exactly the situation he left behind in his native India.
ST. FRANCIS — At least 40 Milwaukee Archdiocesan parishes have ordered some 20,000 postcards as part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ national postcard campaign urging Congress to maintain widely-supported pro-life policies and to oppose the federal funding and promotion of abortion, according to Robert Shelledy, coordinator of archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry. Of those, […]
HALES CORNERS — Confirmation candidates and their sponsors filled the worship space at St. Mary Parish Jan. 25, to hear speaker Rich Curran discuss the sacrament the teens are preparing to receive.
Many of the high school students who attended had not heard of Curran. In fact, Curran asked the crowd of 1,200 who would rather be somewhere else on a Sunday evening, and the majority raised their hands.
MILWAUKEE — He was a simple man – caring and lighthearted – who lived for his wife, children and community in the Town of Vernon and devoted his life to God.
At 26 cents, the postcard is arguably the most affordable teaching tool for the church in the United States, and it has the potential to be the most effective tool, too – large enough to deliver an invitation or announcement, inexpensive enough to demonstrate good stewardship. If it is used correctly, i.e., a single message […]