— scott (@ScottGordon__) March 29, 2015
Also, don't forget the STACHE
"The request for the new logo was made by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in his post-Archdiocesan Synod declaration on Sept. 14, 2014.I'm not seeing the distinctiveness; the symbolism our Archdiocese suggests in the article would equally apply to any diocese.
"Noting that a logo was developed to give the synod 'a distinctive mark,' ...I would ask that this synod logo be adapted to become the archdiocesan
logo ... .'"
"The archbishop hopes people who see the logo will be curious and ask, 'What is this?'"That's the opposite of the reaction you want from people who see a logo, if Wikipedia is to be believed,
"A logo ... is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition."The old logo, with a cross superimposed on a map of Wisconsin showing the ten counties of our Archdiocese, at least indicated a specific place. Further,
"Because logos are meant to represent companies' brands or corporate identities and foster their immediate customer recognition, it is counterproductive to frequently redesign logos."Our Archdiocese must think differently, since a sidebar item in the print edition of the Catholic Herald shows three previous logos.
"'Killing Jesus' is remarkable in how it captures the devotional Jesus; it is unremarkable in showcasing the radical Jesus, that is, how he upset the status quo of the religious culture of his day. And it severely lacks the sacramental and mysterious elements of religious faith."It's adapted "by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Walon Green and based on Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard's 2013 bestseller".
The first two rounds of the 2015 US Bishopball Tourney are in the books. The field has been whittled down from 64 participants to a mere 16. There were upsets and cakewalks, blowouts and down-to-the-buzzer squeakers.
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The Visit That Was Never Supposed To Happen
In 1975, the United States media outlets were abuzz with the announcement that the next International Eucharistic Congress would be held in Philadelphia. When Dr. Waclaw Soroka, professor of Russian and East European history at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, heard it was going to be in the United States, he immediately sought to discover who would attend from his native Poland. At first, he wasn’t sure who would come, but it was understood that a large delegation of Polish priests and bishops would travel to Philadelphia. Not only would these Poles be present for the conferences in Philadelphia, but it was made clear that they desired to travel to various communities of Polish descent. Dr. Soroka knew what he had to do: he needed to invite Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski to Wisconsin.
On account of Cardinal Wyszynski’s position as Primate of Poland, as well as his unwavering resistance to communism, Dr. Soroka sought to invite him to central Wisconsin to give a talk at a newly established organization called the Annual Lectures on Poland. Dr. Soroka knew “Father” Wyszynski well, as both had been active at the University of Lublin during the Nazi occupation.
Unfortunately, the Primate was not attending the congress in Philadelphia and could not accept the invitation. Cardinal Wyszynski had another idea: invite a close colleague of his, whom he called the “other Polish cardinal” — Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, the young archbishop of Krakow. While Cardinal Wojtyła was not his first choice, Dr. Soroka decided to ask him to be the keynote speaker at the event in central Wisconsin.
Little did anyone know at the time that they would be welcoming a future pope (John Paul II) and a living saint.
A friend is visiting us from Texas. We went out for custard last night and were talking about the Masonic history of Liberty, Missouri. There is no coincidence in the name. In the course of our conversation about Masons (I was telling him about the Masonic lamp posts at the Milwaukee seminary) I mentioned that I have a friend who has a blog called The Badger Catholic. He stopped me right there.The Badger Catholic is of course the great "we" at TBC. I've appreciated the help, past and present.
"You know the Badger Catholic?"
"Not only do I know the Badger Catholic," I replied, "but I lived in his basement for months."
"I love the Badger Catholic," he said.
|Wisconsin guard Zak Showalter shoots over North Carolina guard Nate Britt during the second half of a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)|
"The most current logo of the archdiocese is the outline of the State of Wisconsin with a cross superimposed and an outline of the 10 counties that make up southeastern Wisconsin, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Because the Synod created a new moment in the history of the archdiocese, it is now time for a new logo, a new sign which will reflect the importance of this moment in our history. This new archdiocesan logo is an adaptation of the 2014 Synod logo with only a slight modification."
A Green Bay family is getting a new home thanks to a generous donation to the Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, the donor having a couple conditions.continue at WBAY
Alberto Castro, Elizabeth Gomez and their 5 year old son Oliver are looking forward to when they can move into their new home, which will be built for them by the Habitat for Humanity on Chicago Court on the city’s east side.
Castro says it’s been an emotional time for his family, as they frequently make trips to the open plot of land where their future home will be built.
The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is building the devout Catholics a new home, with the help of $60-thousand gift given by an anonymous, out-of-state donor.
All that person requires is the home be built in Pope Francis’ name and honor the work he’s done to help the poor.
|The Altar, following Mass at Aquinas Academy- March 20, 2015.|