Around ArchMil July 24th-Aug 3rd

Matt and I talked about occasional updates on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, so here's a try. With any luck, new guy Joshua Dieterich will want to cover this, and I'm never averse to having other people doing the work.

At the Chancery:

Latest Living Our Faith Radio Show is on Fighting Human Trafficking. "Join Archbishop Listecki as he chats with the leaders of the Franciscan Peacemakers ministry."

At Catholic ID, video on Loving Enemies

In the Catholic Herald:

Tracy Rusch reported Catholic Charities may house unaccompanied minors. "Fr. Bergner said they [Catholic Charities Milwaukee] have identified three potential sites – two former schools and a former office complex – where children could be temporarily housed... ."

She also reported Pro-life advocate loses round in court; "...Milwaukee County Judge William Sosnay ruled in favor of the injunction filed against Daniel Miller Dec. 17, 2013, by Alan Keltner, a volunteer escort for Affiliated Medical Services."

In the Herald of Hope column, Bishop Richard J. Sklba writes on Friendly voices, welcoming smiles, parish secretaries as examples of evangelization.

A few behind what's available at his website, the column by Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is on Suicide – Reclaiming the Memory of our Loved One. "What needs to be said over and over again about suicide?" (Hint: It's not what's in the Catechism at 2280-2283.)

Around the parishes:

Still Summer, so still more parish festivals

At No Spin Homilies, Father Dan Volkert's for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary time

In U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.):

Appearances and Summary of Hearing Held on July 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Honorable Susan V. Kelley, Presiding


  1. Any more lunches honoring Archbishop Weakland?

    1. Maybe they should have a roast, with Father Eschweiler taking the Red Buttons role: "Honorary degrees, endowed chairs, a bronze bust and plaque, paid off his boyfriend, a building named after him...but he never got a luncheon!"

    2. And I've found a venue.

      Commenting on Archbishop Weakland's sex scandal and resignation, Father Richard John Neuhaus noted in his column in the August 2002 issue of First Things, "With embarrassed haste, the sponsors of the annual Cardinal Bernardin Award for distinguished church leadership, an award closely associated with Commonweal, canceled the June gala at which it was to be bestowed upon Rembert Weakland."

      They could reschedule him for next year's award.


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