- May 6, 2021
The Milwaukee Archdiocese’s vicar for ordained and lay ecclesial ministry, has been a lifelong Brewers fan, but he also has a special connection to the team, having served as its Catholic chaplain for 12 seasons.
When Monsignor Geno Sylva started as a chaplain for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his job was described at a training session in a way that stuck with him: that as chaplains, their task is to be “agents for God.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan has told fellow Republicans that he fired the House chaplain after complaints from members that he wasn’t doing a very good job — not because of pressure over Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy’s political leanings.
Father Rob Hagan has been Villanova’s basketball chaplain since 2004 and will join the Wildcats in their third Final Four since 2009. He has seen the program become one of college basketball’s elite, which includes a national title in 2016.
Catholic coaches and players of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have clear game plans for making Sunday Mass in the midst of prepping for big games each week.
On a visit to a women’s prison in Chile, Pope Francis hears that the children of inmates, despite being innocent, are themselves the ones who suffer most.
The country’s first airport chapels were intended for staff rather than passengers and were established by Catholic leaders in the 1950s and 1960s to make sure their parishioners could attend Mass.
Monsignor Michael Burke, better known as “Father Mike” to the coaches and players of the University of Wisconsin football team for whom he serves as chaplain, says he helps the players and coaches out in many ways and stays connected with them long after they’ve left the team.