Posts in category "Catholic"

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches: St. Monica

The "new" church was dedicated in 1988
Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches brought my husband and I to St. Monica and to a mini family reunion. St. Monica has a relatively short history by Chicago city standards.  In 1945, Samuel Cardinal Stritch had plans for the new parish in the Norwood Park area.  Rev. John A. McCabe was named pastor of the new St.... Read more »

An interview with David Dault, President and CEO of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club

An interview with David Dault, President and CEO of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club
I had an interview with David Dault, president and CEO of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club.  The Chicago Sunday Evening Club was founded by Clifford W. Barnes in 1908 to minister to the business community.  Tell the readers about the Chicago Sunday Evening Club and what it does. We tell stories that inspire people to... Read more »

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are the peacemakers is the 7th of the eight beatitudes that can be found in St. Matthew: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice:... Read more »
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If Planned Parenthood was defunded where would women go for help?

If Planned Parenthood was defunded where would women go for help? All over social media I’ve seen this question asked and now there is an answer: There are fewer than 700 Planned Parenthood facilities that provide extremely limited gynecological care for women. There are almost 10,000 community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for... Read more »

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches: Old St. Mary

Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches brought my husband and I to Old St. Mary, Chicago’s oldest (founded in 1833 by the Paulist Fathers) and the first Catholic parish in the area.  Old St. Mary is on it’s sixth building.  The last time my husband and I visited this parish they were located at Wabash and Van... Read more »

Atheists who oppose abortion

I recently came across this video, “Atheists Who Oppose Abortion.” Watch these atheists eloquently speak about being pro-life. Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. I also write for Catholic365.com on occasion, so take a moment and check it out. Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »
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In Summer

In Summer
The older I get, the more I love summer. Despite the fact that I have my own “private” summers, I treasure every day during the summer. I’m not sure where all this came from. Maybe it’s the Chicago winters. I noticed my love for summer in the last few years. On my days off, I... Read more »

What have you been reading?

I've had New York in my Nook forever.  When my daughter and I visited there in March, we stopped at a Barnes & Noble to wait for our hotel room to be ready.  As I browsed around, I saw this novel on a table.  I realized I had access to it from my app on my phone and started to read it.  The novel spans a nearly 500 year period and intertwines the characters from the early 1600's all the way to the present.  What a great book to read while in that wonderful city!  We walked the streets it described and visited the churches that had been built several hundred years before.  I finished the book after we got home.  It will always remind me of our trip.
What have you been reading?  I’ve been reading a lot lately and on a regular basis.  I do that sometimes.  Then other times, I go for long stretches and I don’t read anything at all.  I also like to mix it up.  I love fiction, but I also like a variety of other genres.  For... Read more »

Why does Planned Parenthood need to be funded in the first place?

Why does Planned Parenthood need to be funded in the first place?
Why does Planned Parenthood need to be funded in the first place?  Don’t they make enough money to do their genocide (oops! I mean women’s health care) in poor neighborhoods for free? I found a list of things that Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide from Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Director turned pro-life advocate: This... Read more »
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Touring Chicago's beautiful churches: St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church

The cornerstone
Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches continues with  St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church.  It is a church close to my heart as our choir has been singing there since September 25, 2011. Santa Maria Incoronata was established in November 26, 1899 when the first baptism of the parish was performed.  The First Chinese Catholic Church in Chicago opened at... Read more »