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February 23, 2020

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 spirits because ... Read More »

February 16, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I don’t always take the time daily to at least scan the newspapers to update me on the important happenings, especially in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. I suppose one of the reasons for that is the network news that covers world and national affairs and checking ... Read More »

February 9, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This coming Tuesday, February 11, we celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer for the Sick. It is always celebrated on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a wonderful reminder of the Blessed Mother’s appearance at Lourdes in France many years ago and of the city of Lourdes ... Read More »

February 2, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Someone once said, “Statistics are wonderful and beneficial, but the truth is in the interpretation: it is possible that two individuals can use the same statistics and attempt to prove two very different proposals.” And in our day and age, when “fake news” can be found everywhere, this statement ... Read More »

January 26, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On September 30, 2019, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter entitled “Aperuit Illis” Instituting the Sunday of the Word of God. He chose this date to commemorate the 1,600th anniversary of the death of St. Jerome, one of the early scholars who translated the Scriptures into several languages and ... Read More »

January 19, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On a number of occasions during the past six plus years, Pope Francis has called his listeners to live out the Gospel with parrhesia. Parrhesia is not a word you hear every day, so why is Pope Francis using it, and what is he trying to communicate when he does?

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January 12, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Trust is a simple word. While a basic concept, trust is a necessary component of all human interactions. By definition, trust is the firm belief in the integrity, ability or character of a person or thing. When we say that we trust someone, we mean that we feel comfortable ... Read More »

January 5, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Arriving at this first weekend of the new year, we often are encouraged to make at least one or two resolutions to begin this new calendar, to take advantage that life is really a series of new beginnings. In our past we think of the first time we started ... Read More »

December 29, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Now that Christmas has come and gone, we begin to think of what lies ahead. We are filled with all kinds of hopes and dreams, of possibilities as well as realities that will come our way in ... Read More »

December 22, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

A Very Merry Christmas to everyone who visits St. Peter’s over this Christmas Season and also to everyone who regularly attends St. Peter’s but who are away visiting family and friends for the holidays. These days in the Windy City are some of the most beautiful, although the cold ... Read More »