This week, the Catholic New World features its special section
for older adults, Exciting Senior Perspectives, and news about
Encuentro 2000, a multi-ethnic/multi-racial gathering of Catholics
in Los Angeles.
Exciting Senior Perspectives:
Growing older isnt for sissies: Unique program teaches pastoral care for elder patients
When Deacon Bill Kalivoda was 54, he found himself retired from
his corporate career and looking for a change in his ministry.
He found it by taking a course in clinical pastoral education
for mature adults, a unique program which opened up opportunities
This miracle more than just bricks and mortar
The people of St. Ailbe Parish believe in miracles and they proclaimed that conviction on special lapel buttons when Cardinal George came to dedicate their new senior citizen housing complex at 9300 S. Kimbark Ave., July 17. Full text available.
Pro-life leader resigning to become law professor
If the fight against abortion were seen as a war, many would consider
Helen Alvare a war hero.
Mother Cabrini turns 150
Her name will forever be a part of Catholic history in Chicago.
Catholic Charities squeezed by good economy
Let Alan Greenspan worry about the economy overheating.
Encuentro 2000: Many faces in Gods house
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry was among some 50 Chicagoans who attended Encuentro 2000 in Los Angeles. Following are his comments on the event, which this year was a multi-ethnic/multi-racial gathering celebrating cultural diversity in the church. Full text available.
Encuentro 2000 celebrates the diversity of U.S. church
Encuentro 2000 opened with Native American drums calling together
participants from across the nation.
Bringing Encuentro home
It was amazing, said Andrew Lyke, on the elevator of the archdiocesan
pastoral center. Father Esequiel Sanchez, across the car, nodded
Pope vacations in mountains
Escaping the summer heat of Rome, Pope John Paul II flew north
to the Italian Alps for his annual vacation.
Traveling image inspires devotion
When Ed Sajewski and Tom Scott arrived at the Aguanunu household
on a Tuesday evening, they were welcomed by father Chika, his
brother-in-law, and the three Aguanunu sons.
Remembering Pope Pius XII
The recent Catholic New World interview with Martin Doorhy regarding Pope Pius XII (May 28-June 10) brought back many memories for one Catholic New World subscriber, Father Vincent J. Zarlenga, OP. Full text available.
This week, Eugene Liner, a veteran state official of the Knights of Columbus, talks with Catholic New World staff writer Michael D. Wamble. Across the nation, Knights are preparing for their annual conference, this year to be held in Boston Aug. 1-3. Cardinal George plans to attend. Full text available.
Is violence equal to sex as a matter of concern to the FCC?
Mark Pattison of Catholic News Service writes: Sex and violence.
Those two words go hand in hand as easily as Mom and apple pie,
although with much less favorable connotations.
Cardinal to lead pilgrimage to Mexico City
Cardinal George will lead a group of about 600 pilgrims to Mexico
City in December, furthering the partnership between the archdioceses
of Chicago and Mexico City. Among the pilgrims will be a delegation
of church and community leaders, who will meet with their counterparts
from Dec. 9-13.
This parish blends 154 years of ministry, service and tradition with contemporary survival skills and social awareness. Originally formed to serve German Catholics living north of the Chicago River, St. Josephs was rebuilt after the Chicago fire in 1871 just as its parishioners were moving further north. Their new church was literally rolled to the present site in 1872. Todays Gothic style brick edifice was built and dedicated in 1878, with colonnaded aisles, and walls rich with the stained glass wonders of Francis X. Zettler of Munich, Germany.
Hear the silence? Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington) now has 30 rooms with central air and more rooms are getting window units, which is boosting attendance in these dog days of summer. This home of Ignatian retreats, or Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, still believes in silent retreats, and finds most newcomers enjoy the rarified atmosphere. However, a new program of interactive retreats geared to 20- to 30-year-olds, Charis, was initiated this month, designed by a team led by Father Michael Sparough, SJ. For info on individual or group retreats, call (847) 381-1261.