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Leading Artists, Architects, and Philosophers to Gather in Chicago for Sacred Arts Conference This October 29th, the Catholic Art Guild, a Chicago-based community of artists, will host a landmark conference bringing together leading philosophers and artists to rediscover the power of Beauty in the modern world. The conference, entitled “Beauty and the Restoration of the Sacred”, will feature English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, well-known for his BBC documentary “Why Beauty Matters,” as well as architect Duncan Stroik, classical artist Anthony Visco, and art historian and educator Denis McNamara. The ground-breaking conference opens with a Solemn High Mass featuring Renaissance choral…

Happy Birthday America!

Hi there! I just have a few minutes before we start our Independence Day celebration, but I wanted to share something with you. Here is a very short clip of my favorite loves… God and country. It is from Mass at St. John Cantius in Chicago. If you haven’t done so yet today, please pray for America and her leaders. If you don’t know a prayer, I like this one but there are many on the internet. America needs your prayers every day. I hope you have a safe and wonderful July 4th! May God Bless you and may God…

Lent Starts Tomorrow

Lent starts tomorrow. Are you ready? This year, instead of giving up something, I have decided to “take on”, if you will, things to strengthen me spiritually. There is always something new to learn or relearn about God, Christianity and the Catholic Church. Besides, I’m already giving up most of the foods I love to lose weight and become healthier. If I gave up the foods I’m eating now, well that would not be much of a sacrifice. I also thought about giving up social media. Considering I have been avoiding social media, due to the smear campaigns of the…

Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

January 3rd is the optional feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Also, the month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. I have posted the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus below. The prayer is in regular, italic and bold font. If said by more than one person, the regular font is for the prayer leader and the italic is the response for the others. Bold words (which there is only one word in this prayer) is for everyone. Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy Christ, have mercy…

Stressed? I May be Able to Help.

Feeling stressed? Is your boss on your back? Are your kids or coworkers getting on your last nerve? Are you too pooped to party?     I’m so sorry you are going through such a rough patch. Perhaps I can help. I would like to share with you my secret for surviving the rough times. Here’s more good news, for this secret you will NOT need to watch a lengthy presentation, wait through a bunch of pop up ads or spend any money. That’s right, my secret is FREE. Are you NOW ready for my secret? My secret is prayer,…

Praying to End Abortion And Green Beer

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
This is one of my past posts, but I decided to repost for St. Patrick’s Day since that is when the story took place. Years ago I was asked to fill an open slot at a prayer vigil in front of a Planned Parenthood. I accepted the request and signed up for a slot that was mid-morning on March 19. The Planned Parenthood is located downtown and to get there I needed to take two trains. Due to the train transfer, I left home early to make the 9:00 a.m. train. By 9:30 I was…

No One Can be a Sincere Catholic And be Pro-Choice

For 43 years now, abortion has been legal in America. For 43 years now, Americans have been bombarded with abortion marketing to create the illusion that somehow killing an innocent human is not only justifiable, but a “right”. There are also some so called prominent Catholics in political positions feeding more misinformation, making it more confusing. It seems these politicians prefer money from the abortion lobby over God’s teaching on Life. Also, there are organizations with word Catholic in the their title, like Catholics for Choice (CFC), but are not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church at ALL. They are…