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May 28, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



I don’t know about you, but I often like to think about how it must have been to be alive at the time of the public life of Jesus and in those years between the first Pentecost and perhaps the Council of Jerusalem. The best we can ... Read More »

May 21, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



No doubt you have noticed over the past several months that we have been putting a number of copies of the Chicago Catholic at the rear of church. The newspaper has been sending us these copies for your taking, hoping that perhaps you would decide to actually ... Read More »

May 14, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day, one of the nicest days in the year since we single out our mothers for special attention and memory. Each one of us has unique stories to tell of our mothers, and we do so with thanksgiving and perhaps with a ... Read More »

May 7, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



It may seem unbelievable, but this weekend is the mid-point of the Easter Season, fifty days between Easter Sunday and the Solemnity of Pentecost. The Church understands that there is so much to absorb about the reality and the implications of the Paschal Mystery that she tries ... Read More »

April 30, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Today I have asked Fr. Ed McKenzie to offer a reflection about the life of the Secular Franciscans or the Lay Franciscan branch of the Franciscan Order. He presently serves as the Provincial Spiritual Assistant to those attached to the Sacred Heart Province. ... Read More »

April 23, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



If you attended Mass on Palm Sunday two weeks ago anywhere in the Archdiocese of Chicago, you more than likely heard a brief homily after the reading of Matthew’s Passion. Most probably the homily dealt with the new anti-violence initiative announced by Cardinal Cupich just a few ... Read More »

April 16, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



It seems that everyone looks forward to celebrating Easter, although perhaps from varying reasons. For some, Easter really signals the beginning of spring. No matter what specific date Easter falls on in a particular year, we somewhat think of it as a true transition from the doldrums ... Read More »

April 9, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Can you believe it? We are beginning Holy Week and next Sunday is Easter. Even though we have been blessed with a relatively mild winter, we still are wondering when spring will actually arrive for good. I had to chuckle the other day when I read a ... Read More »

April 2, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



I compose these thoughts on the day after the horrific terror attack in London, in which four people were killed and at least 29 injured by a lone man driving a car along the sidewalk of the Westminster Bridge and then ending up very near the UK ... Read More »

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 »