Mother Teresa gave herself to the lowliest of humanity; receiving the church’s highest honor. Newly-canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata is the latest and newest example of extraordinary women who distinguished themselves in religion and spirituality from Biblical times to the 21st century. Reflecting on their efforts and contributions not only to the church but to […]
When I was a kid, we’d refer to the really smart kids as “Einsteins.” If somebody came up with the answer to an elusive question or a truly clever way to do something, we’d call it “pulling an Einstein.” The German-born theoretical physicist is known for his overall genius as well as his discovery of […]
“We’re a people of buttons and barrels.” A chance overheard comment from a sales clerk as she punched in numbers at a checkout counter brought me to thinking about all the “buttons and barrels” in our lives. There are definitely lots of buttons — in addition to the imaginary ones, e.g., “You’re pushing my buttons.” […]
The 1988 song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” comes to mind when I’m having a bad day. What do you do when the day “goes down the tubes”? What brings the smiles back? Here are some happy thoughts for rainy days in your life (actually, the weather as I’m writing this is rainy and a little […]
Help Wanted: Servers/acolytes for weekend Masses. No experience necessary. On-the-job-training. This plea for Mass servers was listed recently in the weekly bulletin at my parish, St. Roman, Milwaukee. At subsequent Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses, Fr. Brian Holbus, pastor, and Fr. Norberto Sandoval, associate pastor, reiterated the invitation to all in attendance. Teen boys […]
Catholic Charities is the only non-profit addressing the stigma of hoarding disorder.
A lot has changed about Pius XI High School since 1950.
The third book from co-authors Sister of the Holy Child of Jesus Carol Ann Smith, and Jesuit Fr. Eugene F. Merz, “Moments to Remember: Ignatian Wisdom for the Aging.”
Hop in the car and go. Have you ever done that? After a long Wisconsin winter, we wonder when the warmer weather will finally arrive. As this is written, the grass is green and already been mowed at least once, trees are leafing and budding and a few convertibles have been spotted with the tops […]
Longtime West Allis resident William J. Koehn shares a birth year with numerous celebrities, including actor Alec Guinness, baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, boxer Joe Louis, poet Dylan Thomas and statesman Edmund S. Muskie.