Category Archives: Catholic Church

SOLEMN VESPERS

(Chicago, Illinois) The Monastery of the Holy Cross rang in the New Year on December 31, 2018 with First Vespers of Mary, Mother of God.  The monastery’s choir-in-residence, Schola Laudis, performed the “Mystical Antiphons” of Josquin des Pres, and the … Continue reading

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HOLY NAME

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HITTING A HOMER AT HOME RUN INN

(Chicago, IL) After attending a Solemn Requiem Mass at the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 31st and Aberdeen in Bridgeport in early November with me, my friend Joe Rochetto insisted we head farther west to the original Home Run … Continue reading

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West on 31st

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Heart of the Matter

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Sunday Gig

Grow Where You Are Planted Spiritual Progress By Charles McKelvy Jesus was rejected. He couldn’t get a gig in his hometown of Nazareth. Didn’t want him. No way. So he moved on and sowed his seed on fertile ground. Same … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

This is a good day to remember another St. Thomas, the bishop and martyr Thomas Becket, who was born in London in 1118 and brutally murdered by agents of King Henry II during Vespers on December 29, 1170.  If you … Continue reading

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