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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



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



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



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 »

January 3

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This week, January 3-9, we celebrate National Migration Week, an annual time to consider the plight of migrants and refugees around the world. At this present moment, reflection on this situation is particularly significant since migrants have been fleeing from war-torn areas in various parts of the ... Read More »

December 27

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



It’s just two days after Christmas, and I can just imagine that in many families the parents are going crazy watching their children trying out all their new toys and gadgets and probably not paying too much attention to putting them back in boxes after they have ... Read More »