MADISON -- The family of John F. (Jack) Rogan, Col. U.S. Army (retired), and his wife, Ann, has been selected from the Diocese of Madison as the "Family of the Year" for the state of Wisconsin Knights of Columbus.
One family from each of the five dioceses of Wisconsin was selected as "Family of the Year." Out of those five families, the Rogan family was chosen as "Family of the Year" for the state.
As "Family of the Year" for the state, the Rogan family nomination will be considered at the national level. The winner at that level will be announced in August.
Jack and Ann, married on July 16, 1950, have nine children ranging from ages 51 to 37 and nine grandchildren ranging from ages 18 to one.
Jack is a retired Army colonel who served on active duty for 25 years and is a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Ann is a stay-at-home mom.
When Jack retired from the military in 1970, he worked as Wisconsin state finance director until 1983. Full story ...
Catholic Herald: Wins press awards at convention
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald won four awards in the annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada.
The awards were announced at the annual CPA convention held in Atlanta May 28 to 30.
The Catholic Herald won the following awards:
Graphic designer Kara Lichtenberg won a first place award for best single black and white ad for Right to Life. Judges said, "We feel that this ad was given plenty of thought! The idea of using the American flag in the background with a baby in the front was very eye-catching. The words used were well chosen. This ad really makes you think about what is going on in the U.S.A. today."
Fr. John G. Stillmank received a second place award for best regular column dealing with Scripture. The column, "Word of God, Word of Life" appears each week in the Catholic Herald. Judges said the column has a "good eye for the little details." Full story ...