Archive for November 2013

This is the church that lost its steeple: Concordia Lutheran Church

This is the church that lost its steeple:  Concordia Lutheran Church
This is the church that lost its steeple.  Concordia Lutheran Church has been in the news lately. Chicago’s recent windy and stormy weather took it’s toll on the 100+ year old structure and neighbors called the city when they saw the steeple literally blowing in the wind. I live near Concordia and I have seen that steeple from... Read more »

Facing my greatest challenge: taking care of my mother

Facing my greatest challenge, as a person of faith, was when I took care of my mother after my father died. My mother and I had a tumulus relationship my whole life and I left home at the age of nineteen. I only spoke to her on the phone to ask for my dad and... Read more »

Will you pray for the exorcism of gays today?

Will you pray for the exorcism of gays today?
Will you pray for the the exorcism of gays today?  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will do that and more as he offers prayers for the “exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage” today at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, Illinois. Exorcism is a very strong word and... Read more »
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What holiday is the world missing?

What holiday is the world missing? It might be Thanksgiving if we’re not careful. Think about it. All the things in the video are things we could do on Thanksgiving with our families and friends instead of shopping. Thanks to Amy Guth, host at WGN Radio and General Manager of the RedEye/Metromix, Tribune Company for... Read more »

Why would you want to shop on Thanksgiving Day?

Why would you want to shop on Thanksgiving Day?
Why would you want to shop on Thanksgiving Day? I have never been a fan of shopping on Black Friday so I can’t imagine shopping on Thanksgiving Day.  I’ve only gone once and that cured me forever.  I consider myself the Queen of Shopping, but I will not fight crowds in the stores or in... Read more »

Happy Anniversary Being Catholic ... Really!

Happy Anniversary Being Catholic ... Really!
Happy Anniversary Being Catholic … Really!  Yep, this week marked my third anniversary with ChicagoNow. After three years and over 900 posts I’ve learned that I can still learn about my faith and the faith of others. I’m overwhelmed by the private messages sent to me requesting prayers for special intentions or the ones who just... Read more »
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The Thomas Moore Society releases a statement on the passage of Senate Bill-10's redefinition of marriage

The Thomas Moore Society releases a statement on the passage of Senate Bill-10's redefinition of marriage
The Thomas Moore Society releases the following statement  on House passage of Senate Bill-10’s redefinition of marriage: “While we believe it regrettable that Illinois legislators have now purported to redefine marriage as something different from the union of one man and one woman, we are at least pleased and reassured to hear that legislators insisted during today’s... Read more »

What do Catholics believe about Purgatory?

What do Catholics believe about Purgatory?
                          What do Catholics believe about Purgatory?  There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about Purgatory in recent years. I’m a convert and I didn’t learn anything about Purgatory.  My catechism wasn’t very structured and it wasn’t until much later that I started to... Read more »