Milwaukee Jesuits -
April 12, 2013
[Original Airdate: 2006] The Jesuits, formally known as the Society of Jesus, have made an impact in Milwaukee, WI, since the mid-1800s. Host Mark Siegrist profiles the Jesuit mission's roots, and its social impact. He visits a Marquette University meal program, a middle school devoted to lifting Latinos out of poverty, a retreat center for the poor, and community projects. In 1540, Pope Paul III approved the worldwide order of Catholic priests--the Society of Jesus. Inspired by their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and by the zeal of Father Jacques Marquette, Milwaukee-area Jesuits have continued their work. Lay people who talk about the influence of Ignatian spirituality are former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske, Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann, former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, and Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Social Action Rob Shelledy, along with Fr. Thomas Krettek, head of the Wis. Province Jesuits; Fr. Robert Wild, Marquette U's president; & Fr. Peter Etzel, Gesu Parish.