Tag Archives: Archd. Chicago

UPDATE & ACTION ITEM for St. John Cantius in Chicago – @SJCantius

UPDATE 20 March:
There is now a site Pray For Cantius: https://www.prayforcantius.com/
The intent is to start a round the clock Rosary for Fr Phillips and St. John Cantius. There is a signup form for additional activities such as fasting, holy hours, … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: 30 Dec. – Solemn Mass @ststanschurch and a word from the pastor on ‘ad orientem’ worship

This afternoon there is to be a Solemn Mass at the beautiful and massive St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago (NB: at the time of this writing, their website comes up with music… grrrr).   They are celebrating their 150th year.
They have … Continue reading

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Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’ at Advent

A while back I posted about the first TLM celebrated in decades at a famous North Side Chicago Church, St. Stanislaw Kostka.  HERE
Now I’ve received additional good news about that same church.
They will have ad orientem worship beginning in Advent.
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CHICAGO 18 Nov: 1st Traditional Latin Mass at great North Side church in almost 60 years

The north side of Chicago has massive and venerable Polish churches.  Some have languished and were in danger of closure, such as St. John Cantius and St. Mary of the Angels.
What revived them?  Traditional Catholic liturgy and teaching.
I had a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confessions during Mass – followup

Not long ago I answered a question about why priests might not offer opportunities for confession on feast days.  HERE  As part of that entry we moved into the issue of priests hearing confessions during Mass (not the celebrant, obviously). … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK: A Communion rail restored in a major, historic church

I just received something interesting from a reader in Chicago, for your Brick By Brick file.
Perhaps you have at some time driven down the Kennedy Expressway.  Suddenly the Interstate bends sharply around, and very close to, the rectory of St. … Continue reading

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Remembering Card. George with the Canons of St. John Cantius

I hope you are all remembering Card. George in your prayers.  RIP
Bishop with long terms leaving lasting legacies.
For the Archdiocese of Chicago – indeed for the whole of these USA – one this that Card. George did stands head and shoulder … Continue reading

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A tactic

We are starting to see more often now the heterodox attack orthodox defenses of Catholic doctrine as “turning against the poor”.
In the combox here, under a post about Bp. Morlino, someone tried to slither in a snarky implication that Bp. … Continue reading

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From Chicago Sun-Times:
Cardinal George criticized for plans to attend alleged gay-conversion conference
Cardinal Francis George is being called out in a petition drive to drop plans to offer mass at a conference where critics say therapists and … Continue reading

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Card. George (Archd. Chicago) seems to be cancer free

From the Chicago Tribune:
Cardinal George: Doctors ‘couldn’t find any evidence of cancer’
By Manya A. Brachear
Tribune reporter
7:39 a.m. CST, December 12, 2012
Medical tests have shown that Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, he said in a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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