Monday, October 24, 2016

Great EF Learning Opportunity in Elm Grove

The Musica Oramus choir and ministry, along with St. Mary's Visitation Parish and St. Stanislaus Oratory have joined together to offer a catechetical and prayer series helping people get a better understanding of the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, along with the opportunity to pray the Traditional Mass.  The presentations begin at 2pm, with Mass at 3pm.  The first session has already passed but there are plenty more to come over the next several months.

Invites you to learn about and experience the beauty
of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass
on the following Sunday afternoons
at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish in Elm Grove:
October 16
October 30
February 19
March 5
Each session of this four part series begins at 2:00 p.m.
with Mass celebrated at 3:00 p.m.
(fulfills Sunday obligation)
The final session of the four part series (March 5)
will end with a dinner reception.
Father Peter Berger, Pastor of St. Mary’s Visitation Parish
Rev. Canon Benoît Jayr, Parish Administrator and
Rector of St. Stanislaus Oratory
"Let us generously open our hearts
and make room for everything that the faith itself allows."
Pope Benedict XVI from Summorum Pontificum

This series is open to the public but we ask that you please register
so that we can prepare accordingly.
Free will offerings accepted.
For more information or to register:
email or visit 

CDF Prefect Cardinal Müller at Mundelein on Friday

I know this is really short notice as I just learned about it myself and unfortunately cannot attend, but for anyone interested it sounds like it will be a wonderful experience.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship and University of Saint
Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary invite you to join us for a lecture and Mass with Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Friday, October 28, 2016

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, IL

10:00 a.m. Lecture: The Theology of Freedom: Encountering Christ at the Margins of Society

11:15 a.m. Mass

Please RVSP below by Tuesday, October 25
For more information, please contact Elizabeth White at (312) 534-8037 or or Pam Devitt at (847) 970-4830 or

Please note that the request for RSVPs if you can go is tomorrow October 25th.  I am not sure if that is a "hard" deadline or not.  You can contact Mundelein if you need more information.  They are usually very good and getting back quickly.

Podesta email: "WI has many culturally conservative Democrats"

P36 of this document: Selected Polling and Media Recommendations 2008.
While Democrats will of course rely on polling to set and assess their message delivery in Wisconsin, they should not at all assume that Wisconsin is an environment where “progressive” messaging can succeed. The Wisconsin electorate overwhelmingly passed a 2006 ballot measure to ban gay marriage and civil unions, despite a well-organized and well-funded campaign to defeat it. That campaign targeted Wisconsin largely on the false pretense that progressive values could win the day.
And dont forget this:
School voucher program in Milwaukee. Many community leaders and African American ministers and pastors strongly support continuing this program. This issue has given Republicans an opening to address African American congregations in the past two elections. There are a lot of politics surrounding the issues of voucher schools; many of the schools generate tremendous revenue for the corresponding churches, and local pastors view their ability to provide a safe and quality learning environment as paramount over other concerns. Other leaders, moved by more political and economical concerns, have built large business ventures from the voucher school structure and are willing to give Republican leaders a platform to speak on this issue. Although it has not yet cost Democrats votes, it is extremely important for Democrats to handle their politics and message on this issue very carefully. It may and likely will cause them a few headaches, and it will require a little handholding and an examination of the magnitude of the problem facing parents who want their children to get a good education in the city of Milwaukee.
via  New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Not gonna lie, almost forgot.  An extreme understatement to say he is missed here on Earth.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Fanatic Friday: Nerf edition

Marshfield Columbus Catholic senior thriving in Dons' stellar season after missing junior year battling cancer.

MARSHFIELD - Ryan Dieringer sat in thought, his multi-colored soccer cleats with black laces untied. The Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School senior had made it back to the soccer field. Part of him was ecstatic to just be playing soccer again, but another part was disappointed.

He was coming off nearly a year-long battle with Ewing's sarcoma, and Ryan still wasn't in playing shape. He struggled with his conditioning and getting in the flow.

He started running on the treadmill more often. Glimpses of his old self began returning to the pitch. Then they weren't just glimpses anymore; now he's just Ryan again. Through the course of the season he became a force for the Dons, a key scoring contributor for Columbus Catholic. After the Dons' playoff win Thursday over Nekoosa, the team boasts a 19-2 record.
continue at Marshfield News-Herald

Thursday, October 20, 2016

University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

The Thomas More Society charged the University of Minnesota Oct. 19 for illegal use of aborted fetuses in its research practices.

“The petition basically says to the Hennepin County District Court, ‘By what authority does the University of Minnesota violate Minnesota’s law prohibiting transplantation research on the fetal remains of aborted fetuses,” said attorney Erick Kaardal of Minneapolis-based Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, P.A., serving as special counsel for the Thomas More Society.

The Chicago-based nonprofit law firm that focuses on pro-life cases filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of Hennepin County. Kaardal said that the firm acted on behalf of St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries and Minnesota graduate student Bridget Busacker because the current law in Minnesota doesn’t allow for research on aborted fetuses, according to statute 145.1621.
continue at The Catholic Spirit

It's also important to remember in these cases that the research requires Freshly Killed Babies as the University of Wisconsin admitted recently.
University officials, lawmakers and abortion activists have argued over the legality of fetal tissue research in Minnesota since last summer, when a U spokesman denied the existence of the controversial research on campus, then admitted that it was taking place.

MarqWarrior: Members of Feminist Group “Empowerment” Vandalized Anti-Abortion Display

A Marquette female student has told a reporter that she “tagged along” with members of the feminist group “Empowerment” as they vandalized the anti-abortion display of Marquette For Life last week.

There is no indication that it was any sort of official group activity.

But it does raise the question as to whether the group, which strongly advocates for abortion, should be a recognized student group.

Empowerment, in the wake of the vandalism, issued an official statement essentially condoning the vandalism, and making it clear that they had tried, through official university channels, to shut down the display. Apparently, in frustration, they resorted to direct action.
Sign the Petition HERE

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Only the Vatican Has More Christian Relics Than Pittsburgh

Troy Hill, population 3,000, is situated on a small plateau overlooking Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s a historically German, but quintessentially Pittsburghian, neighborhood characterized by cozy row houses, gritty neighborhood bars, cool new restaurants, and lovingly decorated front porches bedecked with Steelers flags and flower baskets. But there is more in Troy Hill than meets the eye.

At 1704 Harpster Street sits St. Anthony’s chapel, which houses the second-largest collection of Christian relics in existence after the Vatican. Within the greige brick facade are the bones, blood, teeth, ashes, hair, and personal belongings of the holiest members of the Christian church: the apostles, saints and martyrs. There are approximately 5,000 relics in total.

Inside the church, the eye is first drawn to a ceiling painted with religious symbols and names and then to tall walnut cases displaying hundreds of metal artifacts behind glass. There are miniature metal churches, monstrances, chasses (caskets), and medallions pinned to burgundy velvet. Each ornament contains a tiny, mysterious particle, tied in red embroidery thread and sealed with wax, which can be viewed through a clear glass or crystal aperture. There are what look like fingernail slivers and jagged pieces of porous grey bone. Some hold bits of cloth stained with drops of dried brown liquid.
continue at Atlas Obscura

HT Virginia

Relevant Radio to merge with Immaculate Heart Radio!

Relevant Radio, based in Green Bay, and Immaculate Heart Radio, headquartered in Loomis, Calif., have announced their intentions to merge.

According to a press release from Relevant Radio, the united corporation will be known as “Immaculate Heart Media d/b/a Relevant Radio” and will broadcast inspirational radio programs over 108 AM and FM radio stations and translators in 36 states. The new network, which will reach 133 million people, will operate 24/7 in 15 of the top 50 markets, including the four largest markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

Additionally, all programs will be live-streamed and available on podcast through multiple internet platforms including websites, mobile apps, and social media portals.
continue at The Compass

!   Does that mean we get Patrick Madrid?!?  I still miss Dr. Ray (Ave Maria Radio) and Catholic Answers (EWTN Radio).  I know, they are all online, but still.

Abp. Listecki on Drew Mariani Show explains Wisconsin bishops entrusting state to Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Treasures of the Church relics tour throughout Wisconsin over next week

Details here

Monday October 17 at 12:30 pm and at 6:30 pm 
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
4047 Chapel Drive
New Franken, Wisconsin   54229
(920) 866-2571

Tuesday October 18 at 7:00 pm 

St. Patrick Church
1500 Vine Street

Hudson, Wisconsin   54016
(715) 381-5120

Wednesday October 19 at 6:00 pm (TIME CHANGE ... ORIGINALLY AT 7:00 PM)

St. Francis Xavier Church
1708 E 10th Street
Merrill, Wisconsin   54452
(715) 536-2803

Thursday October 20 at 7:00 pm

St. Cecilia Church
603 Oak Street
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin   53965
(608) 254-8381

Friday October 21 at 7:00 pm (TIME CHANGE ... ORIGINALLY AT 6:00 PM)
St. Michael the Archangel Parish 
(Held at St. Ignatius Church)
138 S 6th St
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin   53572
(608) 437-5348 

Saturday October 22 at 1:00 pm
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Rd
La Crosse, Wisconsin   54601
(608) 782-5440

Sunday October 23 at 2:00 pm

Sts. Peter and Paul Church
150 2nd St. N.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin   54494
(715) 423-4780

Monday October 24 at 7:00 pm

St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church
1375 Covered Bridge Road
Cedarburg, Wisconsin   53012
(262) 377-1070

Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 pm

St. Charles Church
313 Circle Drive
Hartland, Wisconsin   53029
(262) 367-0800

Wednesday October 26 at 7:00 pm
St. Stanislaus Oratory
524 W. Historic Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin    53204 
(414) 226-5490