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AS COVID-19 HIT, THE WORLD LET ITS ELDERLY DIE: Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

By Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, NYT, Aug. 8, 2020 Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care. BRUSSELS — Shirley Doyen was exhausted. The Christalain nursing... read more
An Ethiopian painting of the Crucifixion, ca. 2000.

What Should Jesus Look Like?

Recent controversies over how to depict the founder of Christianity continue a debate nearly as old as the faith itself. By Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, July 23, 2020 Recent controversies over the historical legacy of racism in America haven't spared the symbols of religion. Several statues of St.... read more

Storm Heaven on July 1, 2020

Storm Heaven with Prayer! On this Wednesday, the 1st of July, 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

Vexation

By Dale Ahlquist, Gilbert Magazine, May/June 2020 In his Illustrated London News column on September 18, 1909 (Oct. 2 American edition), G.K. Chesterton wrote the following: Suppose an Indian said: “I heartily wish India had always been free from white men and all their works. Every system... read more

CHICAGO CATHOLICS LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO RE-OPEN CHURCHES AFTER CARDINAL CUPICH REFUSES TO MEET WITH THEM.

There will be prayer vigils outside Holy Name Cathedral every Friday at noon until churches are once again open, the group says. By Stephen Kokx, LifeSite News, Apr 30, 2020 Catholics in the city of Chicago have formed an organziation called the St. Charles Borromeo Society for the purpose... read more

Catholic Citizens to Feature Fr. Paul Sullins at the luncheon on June 12, 2020 [Cancelled by Gov. Pritzker’s Shut Down Orders]

The Catholic Citizens if Illinois luncheon on June 12, 2018 also has been cancelled due to Governor Pritzker's shut-down order. Mark your Calendar for June 12, 2020 Luncheon. Rev. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. will be the speaker at the the June 12th luncheon.  Father Sullins is a Senior... read more

HE IS RISEN!

By R. R. Reno, First Things, May 2, 2011 I spent Easter in Omaha. The Great Vigil liturgy at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral was transcendent, with the music of Vittoria, Palestrina, and Byrd providing exquisite accents to contemporary plainsong. But it’s the beginning that always hits me in the gut.... 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

Easter Message from Cardinal Pell: We Redeem Our Suffering by Joining it to His

The cardinal’s Easter message included a proclamation of the Gospel: that Jesus of Nazareth died, and was resurrected bodily. National Catholic Register, April 11, 2020 MELBOURNE, Australia — Cardinal George Pell said Friday that suffering can be offered to God for good, and that... 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

Storm Heaven with Prayer, July 1, 2020

Storm Heaven with Prayer! On this Wednesday, the 1st of July, 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

Redemptionis Sacramentum