After 56 years as a church organist, cantor and choir director in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, Ellen “Nan” Welsh has played the organ at St. Patrick Parish, Elkhorn, for the last time. For months, pain and numbness in her hands left playing the piano and organ difficult, so, a few months ago, Welsh, 82, had surgery […]
MILWAUKEE — Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as archbishop of New York has resulted in frequent use of “bittersweet” to describe how Catholics in southeastern Wisconsin feel about their archbishop’s new job. In speaking with your Catholic Herald, various civic and business leaders who are members of the Catholic community confirmed […]
ST. FRANCIS — While many local Catholics have mixed feelings as Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan prepares to leave Milwaukee to become archbishop of New York, perhaps none are as conflicted as the Milwaukee Dolan family. Shortly after being named Archbishop of Milwaukee, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan appeared on his brother, Bob Dolan’s morning radio show […]
ST. FRANCIS — When he’s in the car, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan pulls out his little black book and makes phone calls. If he has just 30 seconds, he doesn’t use it to stare out the window and catch his breath in between meetings, Masses and events. Instead, the archbishop calls religious men and women and people in the community to see how they’re doing, ask how surgery went, or offer condolences.
Fr. Jerry Herda, who spent five years driving Archbishop Dolan around as his priest secretary, said this was normal anytime they were in the car.
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 […]
(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 […]