Love One Another
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki's weekly communication to Catholics of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
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Anniversaries are important moments in the passage of time. Families gather around their parents for their 25th, or their grandparents for their 50th year of marriage. Anniversaries are a statement of the importance of what has transpired over the years of living a commitment – and for many, trusting in God’s direction.
If these are the ‘golden years,’ then you can have the platinum years. Things you were once able to do with ease can now become a chore. Just try and drop something on the ground, and watch how long it takes you to pick it up.
I am excited that the Amazing Parish conference will take place here within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This is an opportunity to energize the parish base with the infusion of creative ideas.
The role of the guardian angel is to guard and to guide. In the Old Testament, God told Moses: “Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way, and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.” (Ex. 23:20)
When families begin a journey, like going to an event or visiting a relative’s home they pack the children into the car and inevitably, after going only a couple of miles, the kids begin to chant, “Are we there yet?” Often, the difficulty in making the journey is the patience necessary to arrive safely and with minimal frustration.
On my way to a meeting, I was crossing a street near the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and Cathedral Square when suddenly I heard from behind me, “I told you that you shouldn’t do that!” I turned to address the person. I wasn’t surprised because it’s not uncommon for people just to come up to me in a public place and begin talking to me
Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of Christ. Advent means “coming.” There are three comings to reflect upon. The first is the coming of Christ in the liturgical year. This begins a new cycle in the liturgical year (C), which builds on the anticipated mystery of the Incarnation of Jesus, the greatest gift God gives to mankind
Last Saturday night, we, the bishops of Milwaukee, joined with Arise Ministry to conduct a “Vigil of Reparation." This service of reparation called upon our Lord to assist us in repairing the deep damage caused by the sexual abuse of minors by clergy.