The Magazine of Marquette University | Fall 2006

 

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From President Robert Wild, S.J

In 1848 Milwaukee’s first bishop, John Martin Henni, had a truly revolutionary idea: Higher education should be accessible to everyone, not just a matter of birthright for the upper echelons of society. The centerpiece of his vision was to build a Catholic, Jesuit college named after the great Jesuit missionary and explorer, Father Jacques Marquette, in order to educate the children of the immigrant families from Europe, most of them of very limited means, who were beginning to pour into the small community of Milwaukee.

Some Jottings: Questioning God

I don’t recall ever being really angry at God, but I’ve known people who have been. They believe God has wronged them or their families. They’ve challenged God’s care for them, their loved ones or the world in general and, like Job, were unconvinced by pious voices saying their anger was out of line.

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