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February 25, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Some of you may remember the television show Frasier that aired from about 1993 to 2004. It was one of those shows that you could watch week after week and not be afraid of all kinds of off-color jokes being part of the scripts. One of the ... Read More »

February 18, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Next month Pope Francis celebrates the fifth anniversary of his pontificate. These five years have been exciting in that he has surprised us from time to time in so many ways. He has tried to find ways that the Catholic Church stays in touch with “the people ... Read More »

February 11, 2018

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 4, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last Sunday we had an introduction to the Annual Catholic Appeal. You know that the Annual Catholic Appeal involves a request for our financial support to sustain the many good works of the Archdiocese and its many parishes. The Annual Appeal, however, is more than a request ... Read More »

January 28, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Some of us may not be aware that 183 nations have diplomatic ties with the Holy See, i.e. have an official representative who intersects for a variety of reasons with the Vatican City state. Once a year, usually shortly after the New Year, these diplomats are invited to come ... Read More »

January 21, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last Sunday we hosted a special Mass in preparation for the Chicago March for Life that gathered several thousand people at the Federal Plaza to listen to a number of speakers giving their perspective on the Pro-Life emphasis that has seized our attention each year at this ... Read More »

January 14, 2018

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 »

January 7, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

1-07-18   Many Journeys, One Family National Migration Week 2018 January 7-14, 2018


For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, ... Read More »

December 31, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



We gather this weekend with many thoughts and concerns on our minds. First of all, this weekend we think about our families as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. It is all too easy for us to overly idealize the Holy Family by forgetting that ... Read More »

December 24, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



It is very unusual for us to celebrate both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve on the same day. It actually only happens once every six or seven years. It will certainly seem strange to come to Mass Sunday morning seeing the violet vestments and ... Read More »