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On July 9, 2021, Catholic Citizens of Illinois’ MONTHLY FORUM LUNCHEON SERIES Presents CHRISTOPHER CHECK, President, Catholic Answers, on:“What Must the Laity Do to Save Our Church.”

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE NOW. Discord and dissension, ambiguity, abuse of power: the Catholic Church today is afflicted by all four, and more.  A scandalized laity, tempted to anger and despair by  disheartening news almost daily, sees an episcopacy in... read more

On June 11, 2021 our Catholic Citizens of Illinois FORUM LUNCHEON speaker was FR. THOMAS KOYS on: “Celebrating the Solemnity of and the Devotion to the Sacred Heart.” [Watch now at Catholic Citizens TV]

On Pentecost, Jesus sent the Paraclete to strengthen the faith of the Apostles, and they transformed the world.   Similarly, in the midst of the Jansenist heresy in the 17th century, in an apparition to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus confided to her the mission to establish a... read more

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics Supporting Abortion Should Not Present Themselves for Holy Communion

Archbishop Cordileone was careful to emphasize that “abortion is never solely the mother’s act. Others, to a greater or lesser degree, share culpability whenever this evil is perpetrated.” CNA Stafff, May 2, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore J.... read more

On May 14, 2021 our FORUM LUNCHEON SPEAKER, PHILIP NIELSEN, Executive Director of Better Church Governance and the Red Hat Report spoke on “SUNLIGHT IS THE BEST DISINFECTANT: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT PAPAL CONCLAVE.” [Watch now at Catholic Citizens TV]

Scripture warns that “Anyone who acts shamefully hates the light, will not come into the light, for fear his doings will be found out.” John 3:20. Of some 203 cardinals from 69 countries, 120 will choose the next Pope. What will these Cardinals really know about the candidates? What did they... read more

Prayer Warriors Storm Heaven on May 1, 2021

My fellow Rosary Warriors, on Saturday, May 1, 2021, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,278 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with Prayer in union with the Holy Mass being... read more

Prayer Warriors Storm Heaven on June 1, 2021

My fellow Rosary Warriors, on Tuesday June 1, 2021, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,278 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with Prayer in union with the Holy Mass being... read more

Never Again! An Open Letter to our Bishops

By Guest Contributor, Catholic Stand, April 14, 2021Disclaimer: At Catholic Stand, seek to further the spirit of charitable discussion. In matters of Church teaching, we tolerate no dissent; but in matters which various opinions may legitimately be held, we tolerate discussion of ideas insofar as... read more

On April 9, 2021 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Monthly Forum Luncheon Series Presented Dr. Alan B. Moy, John Paul II Medical Research Institute, on: “THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF THE COVID VACCINES: IS OURS TOO EASY A MORALITY?”

The COVID 19 vaccines roll out.  Controversy erupts.  Are aborted fetuses being used in the developing, or testing or manufacture of these drugs?  Some say yes, others no.  Is this cooperation with intrinsic evil? Again, some say yes, some no.  The Leadership of our... read more

Full Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021

In the Urbi et Orbi blessing, Pope Francis noted that “once again this year, in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.” National Catholic Register, April 5, 2021 Editor's Note:... read more

12 Things You Need to Know About Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday the earth waits in stillness for the Resurrection of the Lord. Here are 12 things you need to know about it. Everytime we say the creed, we note that Jesus "descended into hell." Holy Saturday is the day that commemorates this event. What happened on this day, and how do... read more

Holy Week Highlight: Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Will Be Brought to Life in a Living Picture

The re-creation of the Italian painter’s masterpiece, carried out by internationally renowned moviemakers, will be displayed in Jerusalem, Milan and Rome to bring hope to populations hit by the coronavirus health crisis as Easter approaches. The nine-minute tableau vivant is presented in slow... read more

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