From pause to welcome back

In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality in the United States, church life in the Diocese of Green Bay slowly took a pause. Public … Read More

‘Can we all get along?’

“Can we all get along?” These words, spoken by Rodney King in 1992, seem to have as much relevance today as they did nearly 30 years ago. … Read More

You might want to sit down

This month, Wisconsin celebrates an anniversary. On Sept. 25, 1961, we became the first state to require front seat belts be installed in all new cars from … Read More

A call to assist Afghan refugees

Pope Francis issued his 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message on May 3. The annual observance is slated for Sept. 27. Titled “Towards An Ever … Read More

Time to check your book list

We’re two months into summer, with school starting in just a few weeks. Did you finish your summer reading list? Or is there still time for one … Read More

More than a championship

All of Wisconsin cheered for the Milwaukee Bucks July 20 as they captured their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title in 50 years, defeating the Phoenix Suns, … Read More

Study on faith offers insights

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released a census July 8 titled “The American Religious Landscape in 2020.” The census studied the religious affiliation of Americans and … Read More

First Nations deserve church apology

Nearly 1,000 unmarked graves were recently discovered at two former residential schools for First Nations children in Canada. Both schools, opened in the late 1800s, were operated … Read More

‘Fathers not born, but made’

Last weekend I attended an outdoor wedding reception in Madison and spotted a young father playing on the grass with his infant son. The glow of the … Read More

An urn that is about to boil

In 1888, a farmer wanted to find a way to make fertilizer from animal carcasses. So Amos Herbert Hanson developed and patented “alkaline hydrolysis.” In Wisconsin, we … Read More