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April 17, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

4-17-16   Did you ever notice how many times we hear about the importance of “witnessing” in the Scriptures, especially in the readings for the Easter season? The women ran back to tell the apostles what they had witnessed. Peter after Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles which ... Read More »

April 10, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

4-10-16   Do you ever think much about your childhood and young adult years? I suspect the answer to that question is a resounding YES. Hopefully those early years were ones of great joy and satisfaction. As a youngster you reveled in exploring all kinds of new things and ... Read More »

April 3, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

4-03-16   The Catholic Church has innumerable canonized saints and hundreds of thousands of deceased persons whom we have come to know as saints but not yet canonized. Some of these saints lived long ago such as St. Ambrose, St. Peter Chrysologus, the twelve Apostles, St. Mary Magdalene, St. ... Read More »

March 27

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

3-27-16   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 »

March 20

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

3-20-16   Can you believe it? We are beginning Holy Week and next Sunday is Easter. Even though we have been blessed with a relatively warm 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 »

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 »