|Issue of March 3, 2002
When Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel skated off the Salt Lake City ice Feb. 14, the quick Sign of the Cross that he made didnt go unnoticed.
I remember I thought Theres our boy, said Valerie Zemko, Goebels former physical education teacher and principal at St. Colette School in Rolling Meadows told the suburban Daily Herald. You can tell he got a good Catholic school education.
During the commotion of the Games, an opportunity for prayer and peace
Amid the noise and spectacle of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, a parish here provided a daily space for quiet prayer and reflection.
For the second week of the Games, David Anderson, music director at Ascension Parish in Oak Park, coordinated twice-daily sessions of Taizé prayer, an ecumenical style of prayer marked by simple chants, Scripture readings and silent reflection.
Organizers of the prayer experience for the Salt Lake City Games asked Anderson to participate because he has led Taizé prayer for 10 years at Ascension and travels extensively to promote use of the style.
A major change coming in teaching, sharing faith
Catechesis in Chicago will begin a transformation March 4 when a special task force that has been studying the issue for two years makes a series of recommendations to Cardinal George.
Catechesis is at the heart of the mission of the church, to pass on not only the truth of Christs teaching but the formation of disciples, said Auxiliary Bishop Edwin M. Conway, who spearheaded the effort.