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 […]
(Catholic Herald photo by Tracy Rusch) Just a few years ago, Mary Thimm, religious education director of St. John, Rubicon, fell backward off a stepladder while working outside. While this could have left her badly injured, she had a job to do. “I made a pact with God, more or less—you shouldn’t do this—but I […]
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 […]
(Catholic Herald photo by Ernie Mastroianni) Sylvester Sims is a gifted artist, a prolific painter whose works are as likely to be found in corporate headquarters across the country as in neighboring homes. However, he may shrug at the idea that he might be a community icon, an inspiration to generations past and present, for […]