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Tag Archives: Chicago
Here is an interesting bit of video from 1934 in Chicago, dealing with Church stuff. Toward the end, you see a procession into church and you hear some of the liturgical music. In other words you get a sense of … Continue reading
I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is. If that elevated hint wasn’t enough. And then there’s this. It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm. But the 2nd … Continue reading
Our friends at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a wonderful opening to their observances of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. Among the other festivities, they had a procession. Here are a couple of … Continue reading
My friends at St. John Cantius sent this: This Saturday, May 13th, in the streets of Chicago, thousands will peacefully walk one mile praying for an end to violence—following Mary’s request to pray for peace, forgiveness, and conversion. Beginning at … Continue reading
Some of the worst analysis from a TV broadcast and journalist that I have ever heard about the Church. HERE Count the problems. Remember… this is about the coverage. Moderation queue is ON.
How about those Cubs? They beat the Cardinals to advance another step toward the World Series. That said, today is the anniversary of the infamous Bartman incident, when a fan interfered with an out, thus extended the enemy’s inning and … Continue reading
This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings. This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a … Continue reading
Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship. So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of … Continue reading
I’m on a road trip. Hmmmm… usually these vans are following me. Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius. Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy. We have had two, count ’em two, Solemn Masses … Continue reading
Pilgrimages are little lives. We encounter people, who have their own issues and goals. We find out things about ourselves. We have our faces set towards the goal. There are hardships. I saw this at nwi.com: Polish Catholic pilgrims march … Continue reading
How to commit identity suicide, pew by pew. I saw in the Christian Post: Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for … Continue reading
I saw this astonishing and yet not at all surprising piece by Rich Lowry. But will anything useful be done about this? Who wants to bet? Chicago suffering social meltdown For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot … Continue reading
I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection. During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest … Continue reading
Meanwhile… What Does The Prayer REALLY Say? Even while the looniness is subsiding, some pretty strange things are still going on out there. Here is something just plain … strange… from the Augustinians, posted by the Chicago province. HERE I … Continue reading