Marie Rohde is a freelance writer in Milwaukee and a frequent NCR contributor.
Preview: This summer, some 12,500 middle-class Catholic teenagers spent a week in poor U.S. neighborhoods, painting houses, cleaning yards and building wheelchair ramps.
On Aug. 7, 2012, the Wisconsin community of Oak Creek nearly skipped the annual National Night Out program. Days before six were killed at the Sikh Temple.
Messmer Catholic Schools system overcame losing millions in promised funding, and finished the 2014-15 in the black.
SNAP: Release accused priests' names, investigate all complaints, before approving Milwaukee archdiocese reorganization plan