What Would You Say?
As many of you know, I just stepped down from a wonderful job in parish ministry, after eight years of giving my whole heart to that work. It was hard to say goodbye, but I am also excited to devote more time and energy to working for the renewal of the Church, including writing this blog.
I have many months worth of information and reflection bouncing around in my head, but those posts will have to wait for now, because I have something more pressing to work on. On Thursday, I am meeting with Archbishop Listecki for a conversation about how the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can respond to the abuse crisis. I have been waiting for this meeting for several months (as you can imagine, archbishops have busy schedules!), and now that it’s actually coming, I have to figure out what I want to say!
It would be great if the Archbishop had time to meet with every lay person in the Archdiocese to hear their perspective on what has happened in our Church and what should happen next. However, since that’s not realistic, I would at least like to bring the voices and ideas of as many lay people as possible into my conversation.
So, I want to ask all of you - If you had some time to talk with your bishop, what would you say? What would you like him to know or consider? In particular, I hope to share practical suggestions for how our Archdiocese can move forward, with concrete action steps that our bishops might actually have the authority and resources to implement. Any ideas?
Please take a moment to login to this website below (you just need to enter your email address), then share your thoughts in the comments. I would really appreciate hearing from you, and I will do my best to represent your perspectives when I speak with Archbishop Listecki on Thursday.