Across ArchMil - week of September 22nd
Journal Sentinel wins award for church sex abuse coverage. "The national Religion Newswriters Association has honored the Journal Sentinel's coverage of the release of archdiocesan sex abuse documents, the controversy over a Wauwatosa priest and the continuing bankruptcy proceedings."
From the Chancery
Archdiocese spokesman: Mediation ends without deal, by M.L. Johnson of the Associated Press at the Wisconsin Law Journal. "Victims don’t understand why the archdiocese can’t or won’t borrow more money from the [cemetery perpetual care] trust fund to increase the amount it can pay them." (If the Minor Seminary corporation could mortgage it's primary asset to the hilt, why can't the cemetery trust lend more?)
Being Worry-Free - Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Catholic ID video at YouTube. (Video frame says 'Catholic I.D.' meaning 'Intentional Disciple'.)
At the Seminaries, Monasteries, Convents
New Heart, New Spirit: Your connection to life at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, 100.1 FM, Relevant Radio, Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
In the Milwaukee Catholic Herald
Engage youth during critical years of their faith development, Herald of Hope column by Bishop Donald J. Hying, "We now have at least two full generations of Catholics who do not know the basics of the faith and who have abandoned the practice of it in droves."
Dad’s biggest worry doesn’t involve money, As Dad Sees It column by Joe Pirillo. "A 2008 survey by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project, 'U.S. Religious Landscape Survey: Religious Beliefs and Practices' revealed that only 30 percent of people born Catholic remained Catholic as adults."
No resolution from mediation, by Brian T. Olszewski. "That discussion included a heated response from Daryl Diesing, counsel for the archdiocese, to Kenneth Brown, an attorney for the creditors’ committee, when the latter referred to 'legal impediments' to settle the case." (Heated? Who's paying the heating bills?)
Around the Parishes and Schools
Developer plans to convert St. Adalbert convent, school to apartments, by Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (Not a reception center for refugees?)
We Should Not Be “Phased” by Misspellings in a College Paper, by John McAdams at Marquette Warrior
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.)
Notice of Status Conference "on October 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m."