Friday, September 2, 2022

Annual Red Mass and dinner October 5th

Our Annual Red Mass will be held the evening of Wednesday, October 5, 2022 beginning with Mass at 5:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 North Jackson Street. Our celebrant will be the Most Rev. Jerome Listecki. Following Mass, dinner will take place at the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue. Shuttle service will be available from the Mass to the Club and back.

We are honored to announce that the Faithful Servant Award recipient this year will be U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Beth E. Hanan and our keynote speaker will be Senior U.S. District Court Judge William C. Griesbach.

[update:] Registration for the dinner will remain open until the end of the day on Monday, October 3rd. Please register as soon as possible so we have an accurate count for the dinner (and thank you to those who have registered already!).

Tickets are $60/Individual, $35/Student, and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Table Sponsorships are $650 for a table of 8 and can be purchased by contacting the Society's Treasurer, Brian Tokarz, at bct@mtfn.com . Please contact Brian for additional table purchase and sponsor recognition information. If you have arranged for a table, please let Brian know who will be at the table so that we can prepare name tags.

[update:] Shuttle service will be available from the Wisconsin Club to Mass and back--no change in logistics from prior years. Please email John Remington at John.Remington@quarles.com if you plan to use this transportation so the Wisconsin Club can plan for right number of shuttles

[update:] If you are a judge or retired judge and plan to attend the Mass, we would greatly appreciate your being part of the procession of judges that precedes the Mass. Please come a bit earlier than 5:15 PM and bring your robe.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Red Mass.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Mass and breakfast, Feast Day of St. Thomas More June 22nd

Those inclined to attend Mass on June 22 might want to consider the 7:00 A.M. Mass at Old St. Mary Church, at Broadway and Kilbourn in downtown Milwaukee. Last year, our first in-person event since the onset of the pandemic was a gathering after the Mass on the 2021 Feast Day. We decided to hold the same event his year.

This will be Old St. Mary’s regular 7:00 A.M. Mass open to the public and attended by non- STMLSW members. However, for Society members, we arranged with the Parish to use its adjoining parish center for a brief gathering (with pastries, juice, and coffee) following the Mass.

Because the Society will not hold a July First Friday (Friday July 1 falls immediately before the holiday weekend), the June 22 Feast Day gathering will be an excellent opportunity for Society members to enjoy mid-summer fellowship.

Please consider attending Mass on June 22, 2022, at Old St. Mary Church or at the Catholic church of your choice.

Thanks to Fr. Timothy Kitzke, Pastor, and Nicholas Corrao, Sacristan, of Old St. Mary Parish for making the parish center available to the Society and for allowing the Society to assist with the liturgy for Feast Day Mass.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Zabrina Decker 'Canon Law: Changing to Meet the Needs!' Friday, June 3rd

Please consider attending the First Friday Mass at Marquette University Law School in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall at 7:30 A.M. on Friday June 3, 2022. Fr. Brad Krawczyk will preside. Following the Mass, the speaker will be Dr. Zabrina Decker, who ministers as the Tribunal Chancellor in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Zabrina also teaches canon law in the Permanent Diaconate program for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and for the summer canon law program at The Catholic University of America.

Her discussion will be titled Canon Law: Changing to Meet the Needs! "Canon Law has been the backbone of the Church for centuries. Once an official revision was published, many believed that it would be set “in stone” until the next revision. Not so fast! The last 5 years has seen many updates, including a total revision of Book VI on Penal Law. We will explore the current changes in the law and their effects."

Parking is free in the structure underneath Eckstein Hall accessed from 11th Street just south of Wisconsin Avenue. Take a ticket from the gate as you enter and ask for parking validation at the front desk. The exterior doors will be unlocked from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Anyone arriving after 7:45 A.M. will not be able to get into the building without a MUID card. Following the Mass, the gathering and presentation will be in Room 257 (not our normal conference room on the 4th floor).

Friday, March 4, 2022

Ryan T. Anderson 'Religious Liberty is Important but It’s Not Enough' Pallium Lecture March 31st 2022

The 2022 Pallium Lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brookfield Conference Center (free admission, parking, and open to the public) with a dessert reception to follow. The Pallium Lecture, a presentation selected by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, is an annual event in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee designed to foster conversation and engage the broader culture through the Catholic intellectual tradition. The next lecture will feature Ryan T. Anderson, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as he presents “Religious Liberty is Important but It’s Not Enough.” You can learn more about Dr. Ryan Anderson, and register for this event here.

Appreciation Dinner for Fr. Paul Hartmann, April 29th 2022

Save the date of Friday, April 29, 2022 for a farewell and appreciation dinner at the Wisconsin Club recognizing Fr. Paul Hartmann and his 19 years of service as chaplain for the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin. As many of you have heard, Fr. Paul has been appointed Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and will be relocating to Washington, D.C. in May. More details to follow.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Barb Graham and Teddy Chadwick 'What all lawyers should know about immigration law' Friday March 4th 2022

Our First Friday Mass is at Marquette University Law School in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall at 7:30 A.M. on Friday March 4, 2022. Fr. Brad Krawczyk will preside. Following the Mass, Barb Graham of Catholic Charities and Teddy Chadwick of Chadwick & Crouse will present on what all lawyers should know about immigration law (course materials attached). We will apply for CLE credit.

Masks will be optional per Marquette's recent update. Parking is available for free in the structure underneath Eckstein Hall accessed from 11th Street just south of Wisconsin Avenue. Take a ticket from the gate as you enter. The Law School will offer parking validation at the reception desk. Also, while the building is normally locked and only accessible to those with an MUID card (with signs on exterior doors indicating this), for the First Friday Mass, the exterior doors will be unlocked from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., so attendees can enter without an MUID card. This will include the entrance from the parking structure. Anyone arriving after 7:45 A.M. will not be able to get into the building. Following the Mass, the gathering and presentation will be in conference room 433A. Typically, the presentation lasts a bit less than an hour after some social time and introductions.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting February 15th

5:15 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 North Jackson Street; use the Wells Street entrance.

After Mass, approximately 6:15 p.m., The St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin will hold its annual meeting at Flannery's Bar and Restaurant, 425 East Wells Street, about one block west of the Cathedral. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Information on cost of the meeting, annual and lifetime membership dues, contribution to the Bishop Perry Scholarship Fund, as well as the slates of nominees for officers and membership on the Board of Governors was emailed to current members.

Very Reverend Paul B. R. Hartmann, M. Div., J.C.L., and Fr. Brad Krawczyk continue to serve as our Co-Chaplains