Around ArchMil - week of September 1st

You may mark me tardy for this week.

From the Chancery

The Gift of the Present, Love One Another email, by Archbishop Listecki. "Maybe that’s part of the mystery; when we want something very much we just can’t wait for it. It seems like we will never get there, like waiting for public transportation."

Seek & Knock, Catholic ID video, YouTube

At the Seminaries, Monasteries, Convents

St. Lawrence Seminary celebrates enrollment growth, new facilities, by Steve Wideman, Milwaukee Catholic Herald. "'The Class of 2018 (59 freshmen) is one of the larger freshmen classes in the past few years,' said [director of admissions and recruitment Francisco] Sauceda, noting the [minor] seminary has had enrollments of more than 300 students."

In the Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Fr. Bergner steps down as Catholic Charities head, by Maryangela Layman Roman. "announced his resignation Tuesday, Aug. 26"..."last day as head of the organization was Friday, Aug. 29"

World needs witness of non-violent, Christian love, Herald of Hope column by Bishop Donald J. Hying. "At the end of September, a collection will be raised to help the beleaguered people of the Middle East."

7 to be ordained to diaconate Saturday [September 7th]. (Ages 54 [est.], 56, 56, 56, 59, 60, and 67; see my earlier post Jurkus on clerical celibacy for the long term)

Fearing Our Own Maturity, column by Ron Rolheiser, OMI. (This week's literary references include T.E. Laurence [sic])

Around the Parishes and Schools

At No Spin Homilies, Father Dan Volkert's for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time

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

Milwaukee archbishop says he's awaiting abuse survivors' plan for compensation, by Marie Rohde, National Catholic Reporter. "...the over-lawyering comes from the other side as well as ours."

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