From the Chancery
Archbishop Listecki Declares New Vision an Mission for the Archdiocese, 'a new Pentecost': A newsletter devoted to the Archdiocesan Synod, November 2014. (Pastoral Priorities for Evangelization include "#4 Utilize and maximize technololgy", but this latest newsletter was not yet posted at the ArchMil website.)
Persistence & Persecution, Catholic ID video, YouTube
Cardinal George’s leadership has revitalized church, Herald of Hope column by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Milwaukee Catholic Herald. "He was — and is — the intellectual leader of the [U.S. Bishops] conference." (Web version says "Written by Ricardo Torres", presumably meaning he posted what our Archbishop wrote.)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.)
Clergy abuse victim can't make bankruptcy claim, court rules, by the Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "A bankruptcy judge and then a district court judge said Wisconsin law doesn't allow statements made in mediation to be used as evidence in court, and therefore, Doe could not pursue his claim. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed." (Court's opinion link here, at least temporarily.)
Judge rules for insurer in archdiocese bankruptcy issue, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "One of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's insurance companies should have been allowed to ask the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on whether it is liable for the church's actions in its handling of child sexual abuse cases, U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa has ruled." (Here's the Order)
In the Milwaukee Catholic Herald
John Paul II house gives men opportunity to discern vocation, by Ricardo Torres. "'“As the culture moves farther and farther away from God, there are very few supportive environments where a man can go and be encouraged in a priestly call,; said Fr. Luke Strand, founder of the facility that has housed more than 25 men since it began.:
Woman finds peace through forgiveness, by Karen Mahoney. "Survivor of two violent crimes, Rosario Rodriguez brought her message of forgiveness to nearly 1,700 women gathered Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend for the Women of Christ Conference."
When carrying your cross, be open to surprise, In Exile column by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser. "... I would like to lean on some insights offered by James Martin in his book, Jesus, A Pilgrimage. He suggests that taking up our cross daily and giving up life in order to find deeper life means six interpenetrating things..."
Dominican Sisters find peace, joy in vocation, by Karen Mahoney. "two members of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia with ties to the Milwaukee Archdiocese describe their path to religious life."
Around the Parishes and Schools
‘God always provides,’ says deacon, dad to 16, by Colleen Jurkiewicz, Milwaukee Catholic Herald. "not only is Deacon [James] Goetter, 63, a deacon at St. Mary Parish, Menomonee Falls, as well as the president of Floor Mart in Brookfield, but he and his wife Monica are the parents of 16 children – 11 biological and five adopted – ranging in age from 40 to 13."
November 2014 newsletter, Catholics United for the Faith Milwaukee Chapter. "Plan to attend the 'All-Night-Vigil' December 5 and 6 at St. Joseph Parish in 'Tosa'".
November newsletter, Casa Maria Catholic Worker. "To address global warming, ten Casa Maria representatives boarded a bus that was filled to capacity with Chacos-laden environmentalists. We all were ready to go to New York to protest the world leaders’ inaction in reaching binding resolutions to reduce carbon emissions."
November 2014 Newsletter, Catholics for Peace and Justice. "Open to the Word: Empowering People through Faith and Action; A Forum on Justice, Education and Advocacy will feature Bishop Sklba for the opening keynote. ... Saturday morning, February 21, 2015 at St. Alphonsus on Loomis Road in Greendale.