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November 11, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we are about to celebrate Veterans Day (Monday this year since the actual date falls on a Sunday), it is important that we all take time to reflect on the meaning of this holiday and to remember all those who have and still do serve in our Armed ... Read More »

November 4, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This week we celebrate one of the most important days of our lives: we have the opportunity to exercise our right to vote and thereby do what our democracy is all about. Studies have indicated over and over that the percentage of eligible voters who actually vote in a ... Read More »

October 28, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Believe it or not, the Permanent Deacon Program in the United States is now fifty years old! Many Catholics these days cannot remember when there were no permanent deacons. The first program in our country began right here in the Archdiocese of Chicago back in 1968 and has prospered ... Read More »

October 21, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The month of October is associated with many things: the baseball season is moving through the playoffs zeroing in on the World Series, the season of fall has arrived with the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors on the trees in the parks and forests, and excitement by children (and many ... Read More »

October 14, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

At the beginning of this month, Fr. Ed Shea, Fr. Tom Ess, and I joined approximately 2500 people from throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center for a program dealing with the Renew My Church process presently going on in the Archdiocese. As many of you ... Read More »

October 7, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I am writing this article in the midst of the controversies surrounding the accusations of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , who says that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party when they were both in high school. This has completely upset the nomination process for ... Read More »

September 30, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

For all of us associated with St. Peter’s, this is one of the holiest and important weeks of the year since we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Thursday, October 4. I would like to have sufficient room in this bulletin and the time to write ... Read More »

September 23, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

One of the most frequent themes Pope Francis has commented upon is that of each Christian being called to be a “missionary disciple.” No doubt you have heard this term used in homilies from time to time, and you might have wondered what that was all about since perhaps ... Read More »

September 16, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

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A very important gathering for the Church will take place in Rome in the next couple of weeks, something that many of us may not have heard too much about. On October 6, 2016, Pope Francis announced that the theme of the Fifteenth Ordinary Assembly of the Synod ... Read More »

September 9, 2018

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

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These past several weeks have been extremely difficult for so many of us. Deep down we have to admit that we usually look forward to having peace and quiet surround us as much as possible, although we know that is not always the case. Even though we ... Read More »