Vacation Roundup

Fox 11: SNAP asks federal judge to step aside
Creditors for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee have asked a federal judge to set aside a key ruling in its bankruptcy case and step down because of what they say is a conflict of interest.

The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it couldn't pay. Its creditors include hundreds of people who were sexually abused by clergy and have accused the archdiocese of transferring predator priests to new churches without warning parishioners.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa ruled last month that more than $55 million is off-limits from those victims and other creditors because the money is in a cemetery trust fund protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom.
RiverTowns: Carmelite nuns observe 50 years in Hudson

Love this picture!

Editor of the La Crosse diocesan paper, Stan Gould wrote an op-ed in the La Crosse Tribune defending natural marriage.

According to
Friday’s game(Aug 9) is the annual Bishop’s Charities Game. During pregame activities, Bishop Robert Morneau will present a trophy to Graham Harrell, the MVP from last year’s Bishop’s Charities Game. This is the 53rd year that the Packers have designated a preseason game as the Bishop’s Charities Game. To date, the series has raised more than $3.7 million for charity efforts in the Green Bay Diocese.
The Compass: Bishop Robert Morneau completes a pass to wide receiver James Jones prior to the 53rd Annual Bishop's Charities Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals.
Fr. James Connell has a good idea, but it looks like he has been re-enlisted by SNAP to make some noise.

Sam Lucero has some awesome photos of the Good Help Shrine.  Check them out.

De Pere mulls plan to accommodate Green Bay's homeless
As homelessness continues to spill over at a Green Bay shelter, De Pere officials are looking to set up some rules that govern acceptance of the overflow.

De Pere’s Plan Commission recently approved an amendment to its zoning code that would allow for temporary overnight shelter for homeless residents at authorized facilities.

The update would define a temporary overnight shelter facility, allow such a facility as a conditional use in single-family residential districts and require a specific application be submitted for the establishment of a facility.
This Green Bay wreckovated church could be first in the diocese with a landlord.

Abp. Listecki invokes Plato's Republic

I see the FSSP have a new website for their Minneapolis apostolate.

Men's retreat offered by Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea in Albany, WI in November.
Note: The November 8-10 Men's Retreat is still planned. However, with 3 months to go we still need at least another 10 registrations to insure that it will not have to be cancelled as well.
Cardinal Burke sees ‘perfect continuity’ between Popes Benedict, Francis in liturgical teaching
Weakland invoked in a HuffPo hit piece on JPII and BenXVI(although, it is clear that JPII made major mistakes dealing with abuse allegations)
After he appeared in Denver the Pope would receive Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland in Rome at one of the "ad limina" visits that all bishops are required to attend. As bishop Weakland told me, he used that visit to personally lobby the pontiff for action against accused priests in his diocese. He received no response. In July of 1996 Weakland wrote to John Paul II's second-in-command, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger asking for help with two priests who were the subjects of sworn statements accusing them of sexually abusing minors. One, Lawrence Murphy, had long worked at a residential school for the deaf where he had sexually abused about two hundred boys. Weakland said that he had become aware of these cases within the past year and was turning to Ratzinger because the offenses were "under your jurisdiction."


Okay, well that should cover most of it.

I'm trying to think of ways of thanking Steve for filling in during my absence.  Let me know if you have suggestions.  It is very much appreciated by us Sconnie Catholics!  I should double his salary at least.  I did get photos of Notre Dame in Chippewa Falls I hope to post soon, otherwise vacations went well, I definitely got some R&R, two oldest boys caught their first fish, Packers training camp, family softball tournament and even some work around the house. 

Will be at Knights of Divine Mercy in Cross Plains next Friday.  Hope to see many of you there.


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