Forums on Faith and Work

Exploring Gospel values with members of the Catholic business and professional community


Fall 2016

These events will be held at:
The Italian Community Center (Festa Ballroom)
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

$30 per person (fee includes plated breakfast)
$240 per table (8-10 persons)

(Italian Community Center Members & Cardinal Stritch University staff and current students receive a 50% discount)

For more information, contact Michael Taylor at 414-410-4353 or mvtaylor@stritch.edu  


Friday, October 28, 2016
7:15-9 a.m.
Phil Klay

Faith, War, and Difficult Questions 

Phil Klay Photo Credit Hanna Dunphy

When Phil Klay served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq in 2007 and 2008, the reality of war confronted him with difficult questions about his ideals and his Catholic faith. Returning to the United States, the fact that many people went about their daily lives without thinking of the conflict in Iraq confronted him with questions about what it means to be an American citizen during a time of war. Klay will discuss how his time in Iraq impacted his faith and how his faith has helped him engage the difficult questions, while encouraging all of us to reflect on how we ourselves are engaging – or sidestepping – those questions.

Phil Klay is the author of Redeployment, a powerful collection of short stories that takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. 

For online registration, click here

(Italian Community Center Members & Cardinal Stritch University staff and current students register here.)


Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:15-9 a.m.
Very Reverend Timothy Kitzke

Becoming Instruments of Peace for Our City 

Fr Tim Kitzke

One of the top priorities emerging from the Archdiocesan Synod was for the Church to renew its focus on issues of social justice. Fr. Tim Kitzke will help us reflect on that call. What are the challenges facing our urban community, and how are we called to respond? How can we shine light in our city? How can each parish – each individual – become an instrument of peace?

Fr. Tim Kitzke was born in South Milwaukee and did his priestly training at St. Francis Seminary, Catholic University of America, and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Ordained in 1989, he is the co-pastor of four parishes: Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter & Paul and Three Holy Women. In 2015 Archbishop Listecki appointed him Vicar General for Urban Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

For online registration, click here

(Italian Community Center Members & Cardinal Stritch University staff and current students register here.)