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


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

The Catholic Citizens of Illinois’ Forum Luncheon Series Presented Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director, Illinois Right to Life, on: “A CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO ABORTION WAR-MAKING.”

On the very heels of the miraculous birth of our Savior, desperate to destroy a rival, King Herod orders the slaughter of the innocents. “A voice was heard on high of lamentation, of mourning, and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted for them,... read more

Storm Heaven on January 1, 2020

On this Wednesday, the start of the New Year of 2020, the Holy Catholic Church will be celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. For this Operation Storm Heaven Mass and Rosary, let us especially ask for an increase of True Devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary who stood at the foot of... read more

Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on December 13, 2019 featured an Advent reflection by Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell President, Christendom College: “IN THE FULLNESS OF THE TIME: WHY THEN AND WHY NOW?

Luncheons are at 11:45 a.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Tickets $40.00. Business attire. Reservations required. Call Maureen at 708-352-5834. Or click HERE. Space is always limited; reserve now! The Apostle Paul reminds the Galatians that, in God’s... read more