From the Desk of the Rector

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Muerte del Padre John Smyth

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe comparte el dolor y pésame de la familia, amigos y Alumnos de la Academia de Maryville, en escuchar sobre la muerte del P. John Smyth. El P. Smyth era Superintendente de Maryville por más de 30 años. Durante este tiempo, el padre recibió la comunidad hispana [...]

Wecloming the “Servant of God” Fr. Agustus Tolton

On Sunday, April 7th, at 1:00 p.m. the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will jubilantly celebrate the arrival of the image of a “Servant of God” and a significant intercessor for the Church in Chicago. I am referring to the welcoming of the image of Fr. Agustus Tolton who will [...]

Statement from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Misleading NBC Chicago Report August 29, 2018 An NBC Chicago TV report that aired Monday night was edited in such a way that gave the false impression that Pope Francis and I consider the protection of children to be less important than other issues, such as [...]

Cardinal Blase Cupich’s Letter to all Catholilcs

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Anger, shock, grief, shame. What other words can we summon to describe the experience of learning about the devastating revelations of sexual abuse — and the failures of bishops to safeguard the children entrusted to their care — published in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, released Tuesday? This catalogue [...]

Solemnity of the Mosty Holy Trinity

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, a moment in which we are called to reflect on the reality of God in our lives. However, as I prepare to write this simple reflection, I must admit that recent events have made me realized that the audience I am writing to [...]

Inauguration of the St. Joseph Chapel

Dear friends: This past week has been amazing since the inauguration of our new St. Joseph Chapel; a project that has been long in the making. The tears of so many of our parishioners indicated the extent of which they had sacrifice to achieve this important day. Even Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of [...]

Palm Sunday

During these last forty days of Lent we have we have been preparing for Holy Week that helps us see more clearly our need for a savior. Indeed, there seems to be a plethora of news stories about terrorism, social unrest, poverty, hunger, false mercy, violence and death. We do not even need to [...]

The Liturgy and Piety

A friend of mine who is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership (Instituto del Liderazgo Pastoral) invited me to give a course to aspirants to the permanent diaconate and lay leaders on the subject of the liturgy. I informed her that I was not a liturgist in the since I do not [...]

The Transfiguration of a Society

Dear friends: This week there comes to an end the presidential executive order deferring deportation of children of undocumented parents known as DACA. The program defers federal action for those individuals that, through no fault of their own, immigrated to the U.S. but have been raised here. These young people live among us [...]

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