I want to set the record straight on a so-called “Cheesehead” Mass that was posted in another thread. It had to do with Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee allegedly wearing a cheesehead during Mass. I want to make this as clear as possible: ARCHBISHOP DOLAN DID NOT OFFER MASS WHILE WEARING A CHEESEHEAD!!!
Archbishop Dolan offered a Mass outdoors on September 8, 2002, which also happened to be the opening day of the NFL season. The Packers were playing the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field in Green Bay at the same time. Dolan had just been installed as Archbishop of Milwaukee a week and a half earlier. At the start of his homily, he pulled out a cheesehead and briefly wore it while stating that although he had been living in St. Louis, he is originally from Milwaukee and he knows how important the Packers are to the people of Wisconsin. He made a comment about still being a Cardinals fan in baseball but wanted to assure everyone when it came to football he is a Packers fan. The people got a laugh out of it.
It took you longer to read my post than the amount of time Dolan wore the cheesehead. As the resident Packers fan here and someone with relatives in Wisconsin, what Dolan did was a way to ingratiate himself to the people and provide a light-hearted moment, considering the scandal that has gone on in Milwaukee.
Anyone who doesn’t believe I’m the resident Packers fan here, challenge me to any type of Packers trivia you want and you’ll find out!