The Bible is full of references to sisterly bickering. Rachel and Leah quarrel over Jacob. Mary and Martha argue over housework. Pictured in a formal wedding photo at Old St. Joseph Church in DePere on Oct. 9, 2010 are left to right, Norbertine Fr. Jay Fostner, Katherine Stewart, Nicholas Stewart, Norbertine Fr. Sal Cuccia, Claire […]
A devastating crash in 1993 shattered more than newlyweds Kim and Krickitt Carpenter’s car. It shattered Krickitt’s memories of her husband. Every moment was gone – from how they met in 1992, to when they got married Sept. 18, 1993, and everything in between. The ring on Krickitt’s finger was the only thing left of […]
Fr. Cliff Ermatinger is a Catholic priest, but don’t be surprised to find him on the rugby pitch, participating in a bagpipe competition or in the woods training a hunting dog.
Chicago native Fr. Ermatinger not only dispels the myths that a priest’s life is all prayer, he may well have rearranged the idea of what it means to be a Catholic priest, and few young people could argue that his life is lacking excitement.
Not only is Fr. Ermatinger fluent in five languages, he is the author of five books, and a world traveler, giving courses in spiritual theology, spiritual direction, apologetics and youth formation. He has served as media spokesman for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI on Good Morning America, the BBC, CBS, Vatican and international television stations. If that is not enough, he is training a Gordon Setter Scottish hunting dog; and has a passion for rugby, hunting, fishing and is an accomplished bagpiper.
The 47-year-old former member of the Legionaries of Christ felt God’s first call to the priesthood when he was 5, and while he never intellectually veered from that calling, he decided to stray from the plan after attending Archbishop Quigley High School. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki was the school’s Dean of Discipline when the future priest attended the high school. After graduation, he put God on the back burner and joined the Marines.
Still fast friends, from left to right, Srs. Eugenio Chu, Mary Ann Belland and Miriam Terese Yost pose for a photo at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi motherhouse. Sr. Eugenio was living in the Shandong providence of China when at the age of 17 she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. […]
A producer, one might say, is not unlike a parish priest organizing a liturgy for a special occasion.Tony Budnick, center with tie and glasses, listens intently along with about 100 fellow seminarians to a reflection titled “Welcoming the Holy Spirit,” delivered by Sacred Heart Fr. Jan de Jong, president-rector of Sacred Heart School of Theology, […]
St. Eugene Parish, Fox Point, and St. Monica Parish, Whitefish Bay, are distributing baseball-style trading cards featuring local spiritual leaders to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The cards, which feature seven religious leaders, were produced by Custom Trading Cards. A pair of North Shore parishes have taken a swing at an innovative […]
The term deacon stems from the Greek word “diakonos,” which means servant.After retiring from J.I. Case in Racine in 1996, Deacon Roberto Fuentes entered the diaconate program and was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2002. Prison ministry is among his outreach efforts. “God put this desire to serve others into my […]
MILWAUKEE — The bells are ringing again at St. Gregory the Great Church, on South 60th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue. The bells are tolling for the first time since the 1990s at St. Gregory the Great Parish, Milwaukee. Thanks to a donation from a parishioner and a gift from the parish’s Christian Women organization, […]
A cancer diagnosis of any type yields a terrific blow, a series of unanswered questions and concerns about the future. Often, comfort and peace can be found while strolling along a wooded, voiceless path – a place where God speaks through gentle waters, chirping birds and flower gardens filled with hues of purple, white, pink […]
The bronze rendering of the Divine Savior Jesus Christ has stood against an outside wall of the chapel at the Sisters of the Divine Savior headquarters adjacent to Divine Savior Holy Angles High School, Milwaukee, for 25 years. (Submitted photo courtesy the Sisters of the Divine Savior)For the last 25 years, a weather-worn bronze rendering […]