Love One Another
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki's weekly communication to Catholics of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
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After the Mass, we gathered in a conference area, and I prepared to receive the questions given by the youth. I usually expected the questions to be directed toward a defense of the Church’s teachings or positions, but much to my surprise, the questions centered on living one’s faith. I am going to present the questions to you, my LOA community, and ask you how you would answer these questions.
There are various quotes from distinguished historical figures that resonant with us throughout our formative years. In college, we heard from our philosophy teachers the famous Socrates quote: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” They were encouraging us to question those things that we do, examining how they contribute to a life lived well.
This last weekend I joined the Knights and the Dames, members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, for the induction of eleven individuals from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee into the Order.
There are some activities we would rather avoid. One for most of us would be the preparation of our tax returns. Trying to gather all the necessary information, receipts, payment stubs and charitable donations, just to mention a few, is a true chore.
This past week we marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a day that transformed our lives as Americans.
We all celebrate the New Year on Jan.1st. It is the traditional recognition of the feast. However, I would offer that Labor Day feels more like the beginning of a new year than Jan.1st. The summer is ending, the students return to school, and many begin their new jobs or careers.
This last week was a reminder of the men and women who willingly place their lives in the line of fire to protect us.
Our society seems to be engulfed in chaos and uncertainty. Many do not want to turn on the television and constantly hear the news that world, and domestic peace that we have enjoyed for so long, is now threatened. Where do we go for a sense of peace?