|12/27/98 Quomodo Medicus nomine Kevorkian Christi Natalem abrogaverit
Some days ago I received as a gift a little book which has made
a minor stir among Latin buffs. It is a translation from English
into Latin of Doctor Seuss famous childrens book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
12/20/98 Jesus: Head of his body, the Church
Almost 35 years ago, on Dec. 21, 1963, 1 was ordained a priest.
The ordination took place in St. Pascal Church on Irving Park
Road and Melvina because the pastor, Father T.J. Neckerman, was
able to convince the Vicar General, Bishop Cletus ODonnell, that
he should give permission for me to come down from Canada, where
I was in seminary, and be ordained at home.
12/13/98 The Word made Flesh: serving Christ in the sick and the poor
Last week, as I was writing this column about the Word made words
in a new Lectionary, I also had in my mind and heart a visit to
a place where the Word is made flesh in the bodies of the sick
and the poor: St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in East
12/06/98 What is Gods name? Language in a new Lectionary
Last Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, the Church began a new
liturgical year, and many parishes began using a revised version
of the New American Bible Lectionary which will become normative
for liturgical use in this country. Advent prepares us for the
celebration of Christmas, the first of the mysteries of Jesus
life that we contemplate and celebrate throughout the Churchs
year of Grace.
11/22/98 Conversion to Christ and Theological Conversation:
insight from Cardinal Newman
In the past two weeks, Ive met with the national directors of
Catholic Campus Ministry, an association which grew out of the
Newman Clubs which have been established on the campuses of secular
universities in the last two generations to strengthen the faith
of Catholics studying there.
11/15/98 Prayer and schools--both Catholic and public
In the last few days, prayer has been on my mind because I was
asked to write a short article for Upturn, the publication of
the Association of Chicago Priests.
11/08/98 Protecting children from others and from themselves
Two weeks ago, the Holy Sees permanent observer to the United
Nations spoke in New York about protecting children. He quoted
back to the delegates the United Nations own documents on the
rights of the child: ... the child, by reason of his physical
and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including
appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.
10/25/98 Reformation Sunday: justification and holiness
On October 31, while most Catholics might think only of Halloween,
our Lutheran and other Protestant friends and neighbors also remember
and celebrate Martin Luthers posting of 95 theses on a church
door in Wittenberg in 1517, arguing against what he considered
abuses in the Churchs teaching on personal salvation.
10/11/98 The Pope speaks about God: John Paul II as theologian
Pope John Paul II marks this month the 20th anniversary of his
election to the Chair of Peter as Bishop of Rome.
10/04/98 On Respect Life Sunday: an issue defining these times
As election time draws near, the Churchs teaching on issues that
are not only political but also moral takes on prominence in public
debate and in the inner dialogue called formation of conscience.
09/20/98 Celebrating the millennium: A moment of conversion
Last July, I sent a letter to all the pastors of the archdiocese
presenting in general terms the plans for our celebration of the
09/23/98 A conversation begins: Cardinal George's 1st column
In the beginning was the Word... The opening line of the Gospel
according to St. John opens up for us a world created by conversation.
In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, God speaks a word and
the world comes into being.
06/07/98 Cardinal Georges remarks to the pope
Vatican City (CNS) -- Here is the text of Chicago Cardinal Francis
E. Georges remarks to Pope John Paul II May 30, during the ad
limina visits of bishops from Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
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