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Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ

 

Fr. Ryan is Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  He previously served as Director of Spiritual Formation and Professor of Moral Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, and as a spiritual director and Professor of Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.

 

Fr. Ryan has a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and serves on the executive board of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He has been published in a variety of journals on topics such as discernment, the indissolubility of marriage, contraception, embryo adoption, and the relationship between moral action and ultimate human fulfillment. He is presently working on a book on the theology of heaven and hell and its significance for the new evangelization.

 

A gifted preacher, Fr. Peter's traveling pulpit reaches a broad spectrum of listeners with the transforming message of the Gospel.  He has a special place in his heart for ministry to recovering addicts.


 

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Janis Clarke

 

Janis Clarke is a consecrated laywoman, professional singer/songwriter, and president of Word for Life Rosary Mission. She has produced eight CDs, and several of her own compositions were featured at the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec. With Fr. Francis Donnelly she co-hosts a weekly radio show, Give God Permission. Janis travels to parishes and schools all over North America inspiring parishioners to incorporate prayer and evangelization, through the Rosary, into their busy lives.

 

Janis received a BA in music at McGill University in Montreal and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Her training as a classical singer and her ability to sing from the heart enable Janis to reach a wide spectrum of listeners. She has sung for children, hospice patients, recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, the homeless poor, EWTN TV, the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, Endow, Courage, the Knights of Columbus, Legatus and the Vitae Foundation. Her theological formation has helped her plumb the depths of her Catholic faith and shape a dynamic ministry. Janis sang for John Paul II in Toronto, and has incorporated elements of his spirituality and theology in her soon to be released Song CD and Rosary Album, “Gaze With Mary On Jesus.”


 

 

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Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki - Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI

 

The Most Reverend Jerome Edward Listecki was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI. Listecki succeeded the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, who was named archbishop of New York on February 23, 2009, and installed as archbishop of New York April 15, 2009. Listecki previously served as bishop of the Diocese of LaCrosse. He was installed as bishop on March 1, 2005, succeeding the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke.

 

Archbishop Listecki was installed as archbishop of Milwaukee on January 4, 2010, by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi. At that time, he assumed responsibility for the spiritual well-being of Catholics in the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aux. Bishop Donald Hying - Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI

 

Most Reverend Donald J. Hying was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on May 20, 1989. On July 20, 2011, he was ordained the seventh auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

 

Prior to being named auxiliary bishop, Bishop Hying served as rector of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary from 2007 to 2011, appointed by then-Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan. Bishop Hying served as temporary administrator at St. Augustine Parish, Milwaukee in 2006, then as dean of Formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, from 2005 to 2007. He was pastor at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee from 1999 to 2005 and St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee from 1998 to 1999. Bishop Hying also served as temporary administrator at St. Peter Parish, East Troy, 1998 and as a team member for La Sagrada Familia Parroquia, Dominican Republic from 1994 to 1997. His first priestly assignment was as associate pastor for St. Anthony Parish, Menomonee Falls from 1989 to 1994.


 

 

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Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ

 

In addition to being a frequent guest on radio and television, Fr. Kubicki is also a popular conference speaker, retreat director, and parish mission speaker.  His areas of expertise include the Eucharist, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Spiritual Exercises, and the practical spirituality of the Apostleship of Prayer.

 

Fr. Kubicki's involvement with the Apostleship of Prayer goes back to his high school days when he first encountered the monthly leaflets with the Holy Father's intentions. In 1995 he became the Wisconsin Province Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, and in 1997 he became a member of the Apostleship's national board of directors. He became National Director on July 31, 2003.

 

Fr. Kubicki was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Jesuits in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. From 1984-88 he served as the Vocation Director and from 1995-99 as the Director of Formation for the Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province, a seven-state region in the upper Midwest. From 1989-95 he worked at the Sioux Spiritual Center, a retreat house for Native Americans in western South Dakota. During that time he was also the Assistant Director of the Diocese of Rapid City's deacon and lay ministry formation program. From 2000-03 he was the Assistant Director of Demontreville, the Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.