In a time of national anxiety about refugees, the Catholic Church has a special place in the hearts of its faithful.
It’s been in Milwaukee for centuries, and it has been a center of the immigrant experience.
As a child, my grandmother and my grandfather came to the United States from India and Pakistan, respectively, during World War II.
In Milwaukee, the community was a melting pot of diverse cultures and languages, but also one in which religious differences were common.
The Old Cathedral of Milwaukee has been the site of some of Milwaukees most significant religious ceremonies, including the birth of the city’s first Catholic Bishop, St. John Ritter.
But in 2017, the church’s logo became synonymous with the refugee crisis in Milwaukee, as it was used to support the Milwaukee Bucks’ relocation to Brooklyn, New York.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee archdiocese was the first to use a new logo to represent the city in 2016.
The logo was used during a rally at the Archdiocesan headquarters in downtown Milwaukee to protest the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) move to Brooklyn.
The protest resulted in thousands of people marching through the streets of downtown Milwaukee carrying signs reading “Save Our Archdiarchy,” “Keep the Milwaukee Catholic Church in Milwaukee,” and “No more Milwaukee.”
In 2017, Mayor Tom Barrett issued an executive order barring any new Catholic institutions from moving to Brooklyn and instructed his appointees to ensure that the Archpans logo remained the same, including a new design for the Milwaukee County Office of the County Clerk.
Despite the symbolic nature of the logo, Milwaukee has experienced a surge of immigration over the last few years, with the population of immigrants in the state increasing by more than 300% over the past decade.
In January 2018, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Perez announced a program to assist immigrant families in Milwaukee with moving out of the state, and the program was launched by Archbishop Thomas Nevin.
Nevin’s plan includes a “housing first” approach to addressing the citys housing crisis, with a focus on finding affordable housing for immigrant families.
In response to the migration crisis, the archdioceses official logo was redesigned and a new, more inclusive design was unveiled, incorporating a symbol representing the Catholic church.
The new logo features a cross and a star, with both symbols representing the church in Milwaukee.
Since the new logo was unveiled in 2017 it has become a favorite among many, as its simplicity and symbolism have brought attention to the archbishop’s plan to move the archbishops offices to Brooklyn in 2021.
Over the years, the design has been used to promote the archishop’s plan, with many publications, including The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, the New York Times, and The New York Post, using the logo to promote its message.
However, it was only when the archpriest of the archimandrite’s diocese, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, announced that he would relocate the archinstitution to Brooklyn that the design became a popular symbol of the migration.
A petition calling on the archdeacon to move to the borough, was circulated on the Archbishop’s official website.
When the petition was circulated, many commenters, including one woman, pointed out that the archduke of Austria, Cardinal Francis George, had previously relocated the church from Vienna to Brooklyn when he was Cardinal.
While the petition may have been motivated by a desire to show solidarity, it also highlights the hypocrisy of the Catholic diocese of New York when it comes to the refugee issue.
Although the petition itself does not explicitly address refugees, it does include the words “The Archdiarch is a refugee.”
A few days later, the petition received a response from the archangel of the Archbishops, the Archpriest Salvatorem, who said that the petition has not been signed by the archbotanist of the church and that the matter is currently in the hands of the bishop.
“The petition has been written by the bishop himself, Salvatorus, and that it was signed by his archbishop,” he wrote in a message to Buzzfeed.
“In this respect, the document is not a sign of support for the archdoctrine, nor does it reflect a position of any of the five cardinals who signed the petition.”
“I am concerned about the use of the word ‘refugee’ and its impact on the people who signed this petition.
It has no real meaning,” he continued.
“It is also misleading and in contradiction to the Church’s traditional teaching.
The pope is right in saying that this word is not an acceptable label for those fleeing persecution.
I have always thought that it is important to remember that we are not all fleeing the same persecution.
There are many refugees