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Little red chapel teetering near brink
The 140-year-old building has not been in formal use since the 1970s. Built in 1876, the 18-by-24-foot building served as a receiving vault — the place where human remains were stored in winter, when the ground was too hard to dig graves. The remains of Green Bay’s first Catholic bishop were kept there for a short time.

Cover-up? Info about Abortion Hemorrhage at WI Planned Parenthood Removed from Public Records
Despite a clear record in the heavily redacted CAD report, which showed Medic Unit 8 was dispatched at 11:42 a.m., there was no record in the Fire Department radio traffic that any units had been dispatched to Planned Parenthood.

“It appears that not only were the records we asked for redacted, but attempts were made to erase any mention of the incident from the radio traffic recordings as well,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Someone obviously went to a lot of trouble to conceal the truth from the public about the dangers women face during abortions at Planned Parenthood.”

Small farmers face regulatory burdens, negative stereotypes, and children fleeing the family business.

Abp. Neinstedt finds new home in Napa Valley, CA
Having moved on to the North Bay, Nienstedt now is doing work at the private Napa Institute, created by Orange County attorney and Meritage Resort & Spa owner Tim Busch. The institute’s declared mission is “to equip Catholic leaders to defend and advance the Catholic Faith in ‘the Next America’ — today’s emerging secular society.

Nienstedt has presided over Mass at the chapel at Meritage, in Napa. Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, which encompasses Napa County, is aware he’s here and said the resort chapel is “a suitable place for him to celebrate Mass.”

Man arrested for slaying two nuns in Mississippi
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee, Held’s town, had said in a statement on Thursday that whoever killed the two nuns, “robbed not only the School Sisters of St. Francis, but also the entire Church of a woman whose life was spent in service.”

“Sister Margaret was from Wisconsin, so she carried with her the spirit of the religious experience and community found in our local Catholic Church,” Listecki said.

Murdered Nun Laid to Rest in Milwaukee
“I think Margaret would have hated today, didn't like attention,” said Sister Mary Diez, president of the School Sisters of St. Francis. “She was a very, very humble person.”

Those who knew Sister Margaret best, say she would want the focus of her death to the issues she devoted her life to, caring for the poor and sick.

Tony Romo's career may be coming to an end
The tragedy of Tony Romo’s career is that it could have been something much greater than it was. The Mexican-American quarterback, a second generation son of a sailor and a clerk, raised in Wisconsin, undrafted and disrespected by every NFL franchise, has been an underappreciated leader for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 seasons now.

St. Bernard Church in Madison completes renovation 
The Lord answered Father Radowicz’s prayers, and on Sunday, Aug. 21, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison blessed the newly restored sanctuary, side altars, and Stations of the Cross in St. Bernard Church. The reliquary, where the relics of St. Bernard and St. John Vianney will reside, were also blessed.

Diocese of St. Cloud MN Catholic Charities also drops adoption services
Adoption through Catholic Charities has been on a downward trend for 20 to 25 years, he said. In the 1980s, the agency placed about 30 children in adoptive homes each year, and about 20 per year in the 1990s.

Contra: Catholic Charities in Winona MN continues pregnancy and adoption program

Archdiocese of Milwaukee forms new school network
The Seton Catholic Schools Network is combining nine elementary schools within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This coming school year, they'll work collaboratively to help improve efficiency.
The Seton network officially launched in July. It's expected to expand over the next few years, to eventually include 26 or 27 elementary schools total.

The quiet Milwaukee school turnaround plan
The turnaround effort that is taking off, in sharp contrast to the OSPP, is at Seton Catholic Schools, a new non-profit education network dedicated to improving education at Milwaukee-area Catholic elementary schools. Led by Don Drees, former managing director at Accenture, and William Hughes, a former superintendent at Greendale Public Schools, Seton Catholic Schools launched in November 2015 as an independently chartered initiative of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to transform struggling private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

Iowa bishops fight against assisted suicide push
"It is physician assisting a suicide. It's not really compassionate, because that doctor is not entering into the suffering with the person. It's not really dignified because that person is worth more than offering them death immediately," said Schmidt.

"It takes financial advantage by insurance companies and medical professionals who'd rather do the suicide instead of standard care," said Schmidt.

Patty has worked as a leader and eventually as the board chair of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She also was recently appointed to the clergy review board for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. And while Patty is typically in the limelight, I think Jerry’s passion for this topic is equally strong but more private.

Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) finds former GB priest guilty of sexually abusing children 
Prayer and penance, that’s the life a former priest, found guilty of assaulting children, has been ordered to live.  Allegations against 72-year-old Michael Carroll came in 2002, according to the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. The four allegations date back to the late 1970s and early '80s, according to the diocese.

Archbishop Jerome Listecki Calls Mother Teresa "The Holiest Person In The Last 100 Years"

Bp. Morlino announces fund for long-term support of works of mercy
Citing a three-fold inspiration, Bishop Robert C. Morlino announced on Wednesday, Sept. 7, his plan to direct $500,000 in recent charitable bequests to provide the initial money for the establishment of a fund for works of mercy throughout the Diocese of Madison.  The fund, which will likely be called the “St. Mother Teresa Mercy Fund,” draws its first two inspirations from events of the last week: the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata, and the announced partnership between Catholic Charities of Madison, Dane County, and others to open a day resource center for the homeless.

GB Fr. Edward Looney interviewed by Renew America

Lawyer fees reach $11 million for Twin Cities archdiocese
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has racked up $11 million in fees to attorneys and other professionals since declaring bankruptcy in January 2015.  Another $1 million is divided between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Minnesota Catholic Conference, a lobbying organization.

Chicago priest removed from ministry faces child porn charge
Former Prior Lake Youth Pastor Charged with Having Relationship with Teen [What's a "Youth Pastor"?]
A former Bloomington resident and Prior Lake youth pastor has been charged after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with a girl who was 16 years old at the time.  According to the criminal complaint, the girl told her priest about her relationship with 23-year-old Mitchell Geoffrey Bolkcom, who now lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The relationship was reported to police Tuesday, Sept. 13.

In an interview, the girl told police she met Bolkcom at a church retreat in late 2015. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis said in a statement that Bolkcom was an employee and volunteer at the Church of Saint Michael in Prior Lake at the time.

Bishop Ricken blesses Kaukauna memorial to unborn
Prayers for the unborn, both aborted and those miscarried, were offered during the second annual National Day of Remembrance for the Aborted Child held Sept. 10 at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

During an address to those in attendance, which numbered around 50, Bishop Ricken noted that prayers were partially responsible for the recent closing of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in nearby Grand Chute. “Our Lord intervened there beautifully,” he said.

Duluth Diocese making efforts to unify schools

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