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Rosary Warriors Storm Heaven with Prayer, April 1, 2020

Storm Heaven with Prayer! On this Wednesday, the 1st of April, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,730 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with prayer in union with the Holy Mass... read more
Easter Mass in 2019.

Pope Francis will offer Easter liturgies in St. Peter’s Basilica and with no public

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 27, 2020 Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced... read more

VATICAN DECREE (re Easter Triduum): “In time of Covid-19 (II)”

By Robert Cardinal Sarah, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 25 March 2020, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Considering the rapidly evolving situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and taking into account observations which have come from... read more

LIVE STREAMED MASS INFORMATION FOR CATHOLICS

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, March 21, 2020 Editor’s note: the following is a reprint of information gathered by Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement, with his gracious permission, in order to give people as many options as possible for livestreamed Masses this Sunday and for the... read more

Redemptionis Sacramentum

[The Archdiocese of Chicago has correctly noted that, even in light of the Covid-19 virus, Holy Communion on the tongue is not to be denied-Ed.] Redemptionis Sacramentum On certain matters to be observed or to be avoidedregarding the Most Holy Eucharist. The distribution of Holy... read more

Our March 13, 2020 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon Speaker John Paul De Gance: “RESTORING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH: HOW TO REBUILD FAILING MARRIAGES, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.”

[Mr. J. P. De Gance will be the featured speaker at the March 13, 2020, Catholic Citizens Monthly Forum Luncheon. Reserve your seat HERE. Our luncheons commence at 11:45 a.m., at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL. Please note that the Union League Club requires business... read more

In Praise of – REAL – Fasting

By Helen Freeh, The Catholic Thing, February 22, 2020 A pamphlet at my local parish caught my eye recently. It was offering innovative suggestions for Lenten resolutions. Parts of it were attributed to Pope Francis, but other parts surely were written by some well-intentioned but... read more

Our Catholic Citizens of Illinois’ Forum Luncheon Series On February 14, 2020 Featured Lumen Christi Scholar-In-Residence Rev. Paul V. Mankowski, S. J. on: “CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: REFORM OR REFORMATION?”

A Church in crisis can bring forth great reforms. But also, false reformers. As Jesus said: “the blind, who will only lead the blind into the ditch.” But Jesus also reassures: “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.” ... read more

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROCLAMATION: Honoring Religious Freedom Day, January 15, 2020

From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions. On Religious Freedom Day, we honor the foundational link between freedom and... read more

“AT LEAST 1,000” ANTI-ABORTION MARCHERS RALLY IN LOOP

By Madeline Buckley, Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2020 At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers shut down Loop thoroughfares Saturday afternoon, rallying from the Daley Center to the Congress Plaza Hotel in the annual March For Life Chicago, chanting and carrying signs such as “Abortion isn’t... read more

Catholic Citizens of Illinois Wishes our Friends and Supporters a BLESSED EPIPHANY: THE CHRIST REVEALED . . .

D.D. Emmons, January 2, 2019, Our Sunday VisitorExcept for Easter and Pentecost, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is the oldest of all Christian festivals, one that originated in the Eastern Churches beginning between the second and fourth centuries. Epiphany means to reveal, show or manifest;... read more