Feminine Genius in Marriage an the Family

St. Mary of the Angels is celebrating a Year of the Family, we are considering topics that can support Christian marriages and families, which would mean supporting wives and mothers (as well as husbands and fathers, but on that we’ll write later).  Because...

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The Christian Response to the Pandemic? Love.

Here is a wonderful Wednesday Audience with Pope Francis last Wednesday: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The crisis we are living due to the pandemic is affecting everyone; we will emerge from it for the better if we all seek the common good together; the...

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Strong Catholic Parents – Strong Catholic Marriages

Dear Friends In Christ, Marriage is a wonderful school of all the Christian virtues, witnessing to both children and those outside the family of what Christ came to sow: a love and self-giving that can transform the world. A number of studies have been done trying to...

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Renew My Church Activation

August 30, 2020 The Archdiocese of Chicago has been engaged in a renewal program for the last five years, with parish grouped together to discern how to best use their resources to effectively evangelize the people in Cook and Lake Counties. To prepare ourselves at...

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Catholic Education During a Pandemic

Catholic Education During a Pandemic We welcomed our children back to school this week. Young people bring us joy and great life! Seeing them we understand why our Lord said, “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God”...

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Affirmation of Love & Affection

Dear Friends In Christ, Last week we considered how strong Catholic parents—all good parents, Catholic or not—strive to keep arguments away from their children’s ears. In this way children form a secure self-identity based on mom and dad’s joint relationship with each...

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How Strong Catholic Parents Argue

Dear Friends in Christ, The greatest gift that parents can give their children—as mentioned two weeks ago—is their example of love that they give by loving each other. Of course, this is not always easy and doesn’t mean that conflict doesn’t arise from time to time in...

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Feast Of St. Mary of the Angels – August 2

Feast of St. Mary of the Angels—August 2 Depicted in the painting behind the main altar is another vision of St. Francis that he had in 1216.  After experiencing a strong carnal temptation one night, St. Francis jumped undressed into a thorny bush outside his cell. As...

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Year of the Family

St. Mary of the Angels Leadership Team has designated this year to the family. This wonderful initiative will surely benefit parents and children, as well as the Church as a whole. Let us support all Catholic parents with our prayers and encouragement as they fulfill...

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Where Charity And Love Prevail

Dear Friends in Christ, Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found. The words of this hymn, based on 1 John 4:16, have been on my mind lately as I reflect on our parishes continuing to find their way through the many...

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