Ordination update: 11 new deacons in Milwaukee

I suspect there will be a complete write up soon in the archdiocesan paper, but last week the Catholic Herald offered a preview: Eleven men will be ordained deacons of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Saturday, Sept. 8. The deacons will serve [Read More...]

Slash: Milwaukee to close, consolidate over 100 parishes

That will affect about half of all the parishes in the archdiocese.  From Catholic News Service:  The Milwaukee archdiocese will close or consolidate 103 of its 203 parishes through 2020. Church officials pointed to three principal factors during the next decade: •The number of priest retirements will exceed ordinations, resulting in a projected 40 percent [Read More...]

"Today is a glorious day for the church": beautiful ordination video from Milwaukee

It features something truly extraordinary, and deeply moving: the ordination of a man who is deaf.  Just watch. H/T Imprisoned in My Bones [Read more...]

Deafness and Darth: one seminarian's story

One of the man about to be ordained in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a huge fan of “Star Wars” — who also happens to have been born deaf. Details, from the Catholic Herald: People may be surprised to learn that Darth Vadar, chief antagonist in the original trilogy, is the favorite “Star Wars” character [Read More...]

Bishop to flock: "I feel deeply ashamed…"

Facing a growing tide of sex abuse lawsuits, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is filing for bankruptcy.  This afternoon, Archbishop Jerome Listecki released a statement.  A key excerpt, below. “For those who may feel anger and resentment that we have come to this moment, STOP.  We are here because of one reason:  priests sexually abused minors.  [Read More...]


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