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March 13

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

3-13-16   I have always had a soft place in my heart for individuals who were born on February 29th. I am sure they have found a way to accommodate the celebration of their birthday, but officially it only occurs every leap year—what a bummer! On the other hand, ... Read More »

March 6

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

3-06-16   We hear a lot these days about the importance of a New Evangelization. Usually that term is explained by discussing new ways to touch the hearts and minds of people, whether that be young children, young adults, older individuals who might not have learned their religious education ... Read More »

February 28

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

2-28-16   One of the great issues facing individuals today is pornography. It’s not that this phenomenon has just arrived on the scene during the past couple of years; it has been around for centuries, perhaps tracing back in some shape or form to the sin of Adam and ... Read More »

February 21

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

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Last week in the bulletin I published half of the recent letter Archbishop Blasé Cupich wrote to all the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago entitled “Renew My Church: Dreaming Big about the Archdiocese of Chicago.” In this letter he expresses his hopes and dreams for the ... Read More »

February 14

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

2-14-16   Now that we have begun the Season of Lent through coming to church in order to receive our ashes as an outward sign of our interior desire to come closer to the Lord through fasting, almsgiving, prayer and works of charity, it may be time for us ... Read More »

February 7

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

2-07-16   You may find it hard to believe that we are about to begin one of the most sacred times of the year, namely, Lent. Didn’t we just put away the Christmas decorations a few weeks ago? The answer, of course, is yes, but Easter this year is ... Read More »

January 31

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

1-31-16   As a priest I often hear people telling me their troubles. Sometimes it involves a relationship that has gone sour, and the individual is wondering whether it can ever be reconciled. Other times it is about finances and how a person is going to make it from ... Read More »

January 24

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

1-24-16 This past Friday, January 22, 2016, thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court 43 years ago. I am always so edified by so many individuals and ... Read More »

January 17

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

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Last week in the bulletin I quoted from Pope Francis’ letter for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated each New Year’s Day. The letter is entitled “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace.” He talked about the importance of maintaining our reasons for hope since there is ... Read More »

January 10

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

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Every year at the beginning of a new year Popes have issued a letter outlining hopes and dreams for the future and practical ways those can be realized. Pope Francis has continued in that tradition and, although I would have liked to share these thoughts last week ... Read More »