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March 26, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Did you ever wonder what things would be like if the world were more simple and therefore solutions to problems were not so complex? We hear a lot these days about “Put America First” with all kinds of implications following from that slogan or theme. We do ... Read More »

March 19, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



From time to time, and especially during the Season of Lent, I have written and encouraged all of us to try to bring some spiritual reading into our daily lives. Some people do that by reading and reflecting on the daily Scripture readings at Mass; others like ... Read More »

March 12, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Not long ago I happened to come across a quote from Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, which I think is most apropos for us as we enter this second week of Lent. Hopefully our plans for Lent are still relatively fresh in our hearts and minds, and this ... Read More »

March 5, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



By the time you are reading this article, you will have received your ashes on Ash Wednesday and hopefully given some time to reflecting upon how you hope to use the Lenten Season in a very profitable way. Of course, we want to accompany the Elect who ... Read More »

February 26, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Well, my brothers and sisters, we are about to begin one of the most sacred times of the year, namely, Lent. We have been moving along nicely during this month of February, sometimes hesitantly because of the many overcast and dreary days and other times with uplifted ... Read More »

February 19, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the things I hear so many people saying these days is “Father, it seems that I always have so much to do and so little time to do what I have to.” In many ways I feel sure that this is not only a contemporary ... Read More »

February 12, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



These past several weeks have been somewhat chaotic in our country, and we have seen more marches and protests in these few days than we have probably since the time of the Vietnam War. First we had the protests on the very day of Donald Trump’s inauguration ... Read More »

February 5, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This year February 5th and the First Sunday of February often means just one thing to millions of people around the United States—Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, the National Football League goes out of its way for weeks ahead of this date to remind us that it ... Read More »

January 29, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last weekend (January 21-22, 2017) Cardinal Cupich directed that the following letter be read at all the Masses in each of the parishes of the Archdiocese and that each pastor give a short commentary on the purpose of the Renew My Church program which is just beginning ... Read More »

January 15, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



We are privileged today to welcome many individuals and groups to our 12:30 Mass who are preparing to join the March for Life Chicago at the Federal Plaza beginning at 2:00 P.M. People have come from all over the Midwest to come together in solidarity to pray, ... Read More »