Illinois Saints

Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

By Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Jul 6, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist's beatification. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints... read more

HISTORIC: Catholic Church Nears Canonization Of The First Black American Saint

Father Augustus Tolton By PAUL BOIS, March 18, 2019 The Catholic Church stands on the cusp of making history by canonizing the first black American saint, who is also the first black American priest: former runaway slave Father Augustus Tolton. "A nine-member theological commission at the... read more

Remembering Mary Stachowicz

What does Mary Stachowicz have to do with us? Well, everything. I'm not suggesting that there are homosexuals lining up to torture and kill us; the persecution we face will most likely not provide for the obvious heroism inherent in acts of martyrdom. But what is a saint, if not a role model and... read more

10th anniversary of the brutal murder of Mary Frank Stachowicz.

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the brutal murder of Mary Frank Stachowicz. The following is an excerpt from a commentary written by Philip Lawler of CatholicCultore.org. in 2007: Mary Stachowicz was by all accounts a devout, loyal Catholic woman, the mother of 4 children, who lived on... read more

Mrs. Eileen Dolehide – A Model for All Women

Mr. Kevin Edward White introduced Mrs. Dolehide with the following biographical information. Eileen is a graduate of Little Company of Mary School of Nursing and is an R.N. She practiced her nursing skills for four years before her marriage and the birth of her children. She is the mother of 8... read more

Documents on way to the Vatican – Investigation concludes on claim of miracle attributed to Fulton Sheen

A Dec. 11 Mass in Peoria, Ill., marked the official conclusion of an investigative tribunal into an alleged miracle that many attribute to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Since Sept. 7, the tribunal has looked into the alleged miraculous healing of James Fulton Engstrom - a... read more

Raising Sodom: The mainstreaming of degeneracy is almost beyond belief

Our age, of course, has been utterly disfigured by trampling on the laws of nature, the ramifications of which constitute a grotesque and ever growing litany - contraception, concubinage, adultery (divorce and remarriage), abortion, sterilisation, IVF, surrogacy, embryonic stem-cell research,... read more

Holy Name Cathedral was filled Wednesday with the famous and the unknown for the funeral of Haymarket Center founder Monsignor Ignatius McDermott, known as “Father Mac” to the people he helped battle

Holy Name Cathedral was filled Wednesday with the famous and the unknown for the funeral of Haymarket Center founder Monsignor Ignatius McDermott, known as "Father Mac" to the people he helped battle substance abuse and other problems. Mayor Richard M. Daley and Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich were among... read more

The cause for sainthood for the most popular TV bishop in the United States got a significant push on Monday when hundreds gathered for the a Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Archbish

The cause for sainthood for the most popular TV bishop in the United States got a significant push on Monday when hundreds gathered for the a Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. In the homily Msgr. John E. Kozar, who as national director of the Society for the... read more

It was the fall of 1951.

It was the fall of 1951. He wore a black cassock with violet 'abito piano' or piping. The wide violet 'sincture' was wrapped at the waist. A beautiful violet wool 'cappa magna' over his cassock, similar to that of a toreador, flowed from his shoulders. The violet silk zucchetto was on the back of... read more

CCI: WHY WILL TAX RATES RISE BY 50% THIS CENTURY? “The significant aging of world population would mean a large increase in the ratio of dependents (those under age 15 or over 59) to the population

CCI: WHY WILL TAX RATES RISE BY 50% THIS CENTURY? "The significant aging of world population would mean a large increase in the ratio of dependents (those under age 15 or over 59) to the population of working age (those aged 15 to 59). In the medium scenario, the world's dependency ratio rises... read more