Vatican II Awards. "On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 15 individuals will receive the Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Distinguished Service for outstanding contributions to the Church and society."
In the Milwaukee Catholic Herald
Parish janitors: Helping hands, ready tools, Herald of Hope column by Bishop Richard J. Sklba. "They ... know the location of all the keys..."
Alive 'n' Kickin' plans to roll despite setbacks, by Karen Mahoney, on Greg Gesch. "The Wauwatosa resident and director of Alive ‘n’ Kickin’, a mobile ultrasound ministry, is more concerned that the mobile crisis pregnancy clinic is not on the road than he is about his health crisis."
Grandma's statue finds home in Wisconsin chapel, by Patricia Kasten. the replica statue of 'Our Lady of Loucim', "an image of Mary dating to 1400 in Bohemia", belonged to Lee Thompson, of Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Milwaukee. Frank Lax, a Bohemian immigrant, built the chapel alongside a rural road near St. Nazianz, Wisconsin, in 1875.
43 years later, my second retreat, by Brian T. Olszewski. (Sounds circumstantially like he's returned to the scene of a mandatory Catholic high school retreat.)
Ten Secrets to Happiness, column by Ron Rolheiser, OMI. "In presenting these, I will be faithful to his [Pope Francis's] captions but, because his commentary on each one was rather lengthy, I will risk synthesizing his central point in my own words..."
Among the Parishes and Schools
Marquette changes Foley memorial to Tuesday, by Annysa Johnson, FaithWatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The vigil will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Chapel of the Holy Family on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave."
Remembering Fr. Vic Capriolo, by Steve Wideman, Milwaukee Catholic Herald (Holy Family Church, Fond du Lac)
Good Shepherd mourns murder in sister parish of El Salvador, by Annysa Johnson, FaithWatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Although the motive is unclear, some said he had been speaking out against the local gangs that have terrorized nearby communities, said Chuck Koenings, who chairs Good Shepherd's Ellacuria El Salvador Committee."
P.S. At No Spin Homilies, Father Dan Volkert's for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary time
Bishop Robert C. Morlino to receive Msgr. Popek Award, October 19, 2014, Milwaukee Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.)
Archdiocese, sex abuse victims heading to mediation — again, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Order for Appearance at Mediation "At St. Paul, Minnesota ... September 8 to 9, 2014, commencing at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014."