Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
This is my lifelong parish, the most beautiful church in Milwaukee. (Don’t believe me? Come to Mass some Sunday and see for yourself).
As much as I love St. Anthony’s, I have found fault with my church, and have blogged and talked about it on WISN.
Eighty minutes, one hour and 20 minutes is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long for a Sunday mass that isn’t done on Easter or Christmas.
Today’s 10:00 Mass at St. Anthony’s ended at 11:20.
That’s too long.
Was Archbishop Dolan there?
Did 100 kids get their First Communion?
Did we do eight verses on every hymn?
But somehow that Mass stretched to 80 minutes.
Let me add there was enough incense to satisfy a generation of hippies.
Some people complained it was too smoky. (They were right).
I tried to open a door or window to get some fresh air inside (The outside temp was in the 30’s).
Now other people are looking at me as if I’m nuts. They’re putting their hoods up on their jackets.
Now the Mass is dragging, and dragging, and dragging.
The sermon goes on and on and on.
Kids are screaming.
Kids are crying.
Who the hell (Sorry, God) can blame them?
I’m ready to scream the Mass is taking forever.
Look around, Padre!
See those empty pews?
Want to see more of them?
Keep giving us 1 HOUR AND 20 MINUTE Masses.