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  • Now the Bible is all about YOU
    Now the Bible is all about YOU
    Chicago Catholics, does the bible speak to you, personally? If not, there's a Chicago pastor who's working to change that in the most literal way. Rev. Gregory Ijiwola, of The CityLight Church in Chicago, Illinois, has launched a new...
  • Pope Francis
    End of August ushers in busy season ahead
    It isn't only the Loudoun County Public School System that is going to be off to an early start with its classes beginning Monday, August 31 this year. After mass registrations for Religious Education are being held now after all masses during...
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; St. Jane Frances de Chantal
    The feast day of St. Jane Frances de Chantal is celebrated on August 18. Jane was born on Jan. 18 1572 in Dijon, France. She was born into a family of nobility. Her father was the president of the parliament of Burgundy. At the age of 29 she...
  • A Day with the Monks
    A Day with the Monks
    Chicago Catholics, ever wonder what its like on the inside of a Catholic monastery? Wonder no further. Today's article is a visual guide and hour-and-hour recap of a recent trip that Chicago area Catholics made to a nearby Wisconsin monastery...
  • Assumption of Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation
    Assumption of Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation
    The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated each year on August 15. This day remembers the death of Mary and her assumption into Heaven before decay of her body. It is the most important day of the Marian feasts and is a...
  • A Seat at the Table
    A Seat at the Table
    Brace yourselves, Chicago Catholics. Chicago's getting a seat at the table. Last week, the Vatican announced that Chicago's own Archbishop, Blase Cupich, has been selected to serve as a delegate to this fall's Synod on the Family....
  • Francesco Granacci's Assumption
    Assumption afterthought
    Granted, there are theological reasons why Mary’s body was spared from decay and corruption. It makes perfect sense since that was an effect of Original Sin and she is the Immaculate Conception. But it's also possible to consider...
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; The Assumption of Mary
    The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on August 15. While this is a belief which goes back to the apostolic age, it was proclaimed dogma on Nov. 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII.The word assumption means “to...
  • Miracles happen
    Miracles happen every day
    It was late Saturday afternoon. I just finished an exhausting day hiking the sites at Yellowstone. After cleaning up I thought I’d check out local Mass times for the next morning. Lo and behold I discovered a 7:30 pm service that very night....
  • Pyx
    Good news for celiac Catholics
    No longer do you have to settle for receiving Holy Eucharist under the species of wine or spiritual communion (if you cannot tolerate alcohol.) Communion hosts that are virtually gluten-free are now available. Encouraged by the United States...
  • St. Clare of Assisi
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; St. Clare of Assisi
    The feast day of St. Clare of Assisi is celebrated on August 11. St. Clare was born to a wealthy family in Assisi, Italy on July 16, 1194. At the age of 15 she refused to marry as her parents wished her to do. When she heard St. Francis speak on...
  • St. Lawrence
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; St. Lawrence
    The feast day of St. Lawrence is celebrated on August 10. St. Lawrence served as a deacon in Rome in the third century. He was a disciple of Pope Sixtus II (251-258). The Pope chose him as one of seven deacons to serve in Rome. He eventually...
  • Stonehenge
    How faith and discernment can fulfill your dream and achieve God's purpose
    Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured. Then...
  • St. Edith Stein
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; St. Edith Stein
    The feast day of St. Edith Stein is celebrated on Aug. 9. St. Edith Stein was also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She is the patron saint of loss of parents and converts.. Edith Stein was born in Breslav, Germany on Oct. 12, 1891. She...
  • Blessed Sacrament
    How should Christians conduct themselves?
    What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay each according to his...
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