Friday, December 1, 2017

Good place is no place

Verso's recent edition of Utopia by Thomas More, which includes an introduction by China MiƩville and four essays from Ursula K. Le Guin, is among books considered in this review essay by Chloƫ Houston at The Times Literary Supplement.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fr. Phillip Bogacki 'From Death to Life' December 1st 2017

The St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin will have its monthly First Friday Liturgy and gathering this Friday, December 1, 2017.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall. Come pray with us, and see the beautiful, newly dedicated painting of St. Edmund Campion, installed in the chapel last month. Our presider will be Very Reverend Philip Bogacki.

Following the Mass we will have a short meeting and guest speaker, from 8:00 -9:00 A.M., including a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). We are very pleased that Fr. Phillip Bogacki will be our December speaker, as well as presider. Fr. Philip, a graduate of Marquette University and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) is pastor of Christ King and St. Bernard parishes in Wauwatosa. He is one of ten deans in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and is the co-host of the weekly podcast Two Guys and a Gospel produced by the Archdiocese. His talk is entitled "From Death to Life: Changes in the Church and New Realities for Parish Life and Structures". He will propose that as the relationship between faith and culture meets significant challenges, what has been "normative" in Catholic life will need to change. Fr. Philip's talk also will provide an overview of the changing demographics of Catholics in the United States today, changes in parish leadership, and emerging developments to address these changes proactively within our own Archdiocese. He concludes that the opportunity and challenge to move from "maintenance to mission" is stronger than ever.

There are new parking instructions, per Marquette. Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cardinal Burke 'St. Thomas More: The Current Challenge of Christian Witness in the Public Square' December 7th 2017

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke will be the special guest and deliver the keynote address at this year's Trinity Academy Faith & Freedom Fall Dinner on Thursday evening, November 7, 2017 at the Country Springs Hotel.

Here are details and registration information. There is a reduced price for registrations made by Saturday, December 18th.

If you are not familiar with the area, the hotel is along I-94 about 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mary Ellen Markowski 'Catholic Community Foundation' November 3rd 2017

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is November 3rd.

We are very pleased to have Ms. Mary Ellen Markowski as our speaker. Ms. Markowski is president of the Catholic Community Foundation in Milwaukee. Mary Ellen is a graduate of Marquette University, and before joining the Catholic Community Foundation she served as an Associate Vice President at Marquette, responsible for major gift, foundation and corporate fundraising. Her talk with us will address how a separate donor fund through the Foundation can allow individuals to provide lasting support to Catholic causes that ultimately advance the mission of the Church. She also will describe how the Foundation helps parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations manage their long-term investments and endowments wisely.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00).

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Paul Clement to speak at St. Edmund Campion portrait unveiling, October 25th 2017

A new portrait of St. Edmund Campion will be unveiled and blessed in the chapel that bears his name at Marquette University Law School. Former Solicitor General Paul Clement will be speaking at the event.

The unveiling takes place this Wednesday, October 25, at 4:30 pm. A reception follows the official program.

More information and registration can be found here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

First Friday Mass October 6th 2017

Our monthly First Friday Mass is October 6th (the morning after this year's Red Mass event).

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette U niversity Law School). We will not have an after-Mass breakfast or speaker.

There are new parking instructions, per Marquette. Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. The new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Red Mass, and Reception with featured speaker Robert Shafer, October 5th 2017

This year's Red Mass will take place Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 North Jackson Street, Milwaukee. The procession of judges will precede the Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, and concelebrated by the Very Reverend Timothy Kitzke and Reverends Thomas DeVries, Phillip Bogacki and Cliff Ermatinger.

Following Mass we will have a dinner and program at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Our keynote speaker will be Ambassador Robert L. Shafer, Permanent Deputy Observer to the United Nations, on behalf of the Order of Malta. Ambassador Shafer, a native of Wisconsin, will address humanitarian relief efforts the Order coordinates with the United Nations, as well as shared efforts to combat human trafficking.

This year's Faithful Servant Award will be presented to Michael J. Gonring, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

Reservations may be made online through Eventbrite.

We thank our table sponsors:


Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.