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Catholic Citizens of Illinois Wishes All the Blessings of this Easter Season to you and to yours, with sincere gratitude for your support.

As we emerge from the dark and somber wilderness of the Lenten season, and begin our 50-day celebration of our Risen Lord, how renewed is our spirit, how recharged our enthusiasm for fulfilling our Gospel mandate! We seek to do no more than as Jesus commanded us: And Jesus coming, spoke... read more

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

SEATING IS LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE. 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... 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

LAITY WILL DETERMINE CHURCH’S FUTURE AFTER PANDEMIC

The great takeaway of the pandemic isn’t, ‘The Church is led by sinners.’ The lesson is, ‘It’s up to the laity to spread the faith.’ By Tom Hoopes, National Catholic Register, March 15, 2021 If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that Jesus Christ’s commandment to us to... read more

SALUTE TO ST. PATRICK

Bill Donohue is a valued member of our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Board of Advisors By Bill Donohue, Catholic League, March 17, 2021 The heroics of St. Patrick are not appreciated as much as they should be. He is the first person in history to publicly condemn slavery, and one of the... read more

Our Monthly Forum Luncheon on March 12, Fr. Joshua Caswell on “LETTING NO CRISIS GO TO WASTE: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVANGELIZATION IN OUR DISRUPTIVE TIMES,” was SOLD OUT.

Fr. Joshua Caswell, currently the Superior General of the Canons of St. John Cantius here in Chicago, held his audience spellbound as he described the unexpected but wholly positive impact of the COVID virus shut-down on St. John Cantius and its mission, "to help Catholics rediscover a profound... read more

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

USCCB, March 2, 2021 WASHINGTON– On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life... read more

Pray Warriors Storm Heaven on March 1, 2021

My fellow Rosary Warriors, on Monday, March 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

TIME admits ‘conspiracy’ of a ‘cabal of powerful people’ heavily influenced last election

Leftist author and journalist Molly Ball chronicles ‘the inside story of the conspiracy to save the 2020 election,’ which involved an array of political, labor, activist and business groups working in coordination. By Patrick DeLaney, Lifesite News, Tue Feb 9, 2021 February 9, 2021... read more