Jane Marie Bradish is a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her ministry has been in secondary education; currently she teaches theology and is the academic programmer for a large, urban, multicultural high school. She recently received the Project ADAM Karen Smith Award from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for implementing comprehensive CPR-AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator) programs for the school community. 


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It's the morning after a mass shooting: What do we do now?

Milwaukee has been shaken to its core. I'm sure I am not the only one who didn't sleep, and I have no personal connection to Molson Coors. Every siren startled me and helicopters hovered long into the night.

Ho ho humbug! My re-discovery of Christmas

Don't get me wrong, I'm no Grinch. I just haven't figured out how to make Christmas "work for me." A couple of seemingly random events are changing that.

Lessons from Heidi and Oreo Cookie Monster

Not everyone can have a furry companion, but their lessons are freely given and outline a way of life that keeps you grounded in what's important.

From 'Hi God!' to Lego: The evolution of religious education

The early days of my religious education, full of music like Carey Landry's "Hi God!" series, have had a lasting impact. So when it came time for me to teach theology to freshmen, I made sure to go beyond the written word.