I was very moved by this story in the Catholic Phoenix. It bespeaks the mystery of suffering with Christ as willing victim. Mike Hamann could use our prayers right now.
Mike Hamann is a Democrat with a strong independent streak, and the traditional forms of Catholic culture have left a real mark on his life and career. The son of German-Polish-Hungarian stock, Mike went to a parish grade school in town and then Catholic high school just outside of South Bend; he continued his studies at Notre Dame, where he earned an MA in American History around the same time as he started a family with Mary. Read full story here.