Bishop Paprocki Issues Pastoral Letter, Calls for All Tabernacles To Be Centered and Prominently Displayed

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, issued a pastoral letter on June 22 on liturgy and adoration. Titled "Ars celebrandi et adorandi", the letter addresses the art of celebrating the liturgy properly and adoring the Lord in the Eucharist devoutly. In the letter, Bishop Paprocki cites Fr. Robert Barron, who often speaks about the role of beauty in attracting people to the Church.  He uses Father Barron's analogy from baseball to make his point. He notes that you will n … [Read more...]

Mitch Albom Asks: “When Did Fathers Become Expendable?”

You know Mitch Albom.  You probably read his best selling Tuesdays with Morrie or The First Phone Call from Heaven.  According to his official bio, Albom is "...an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Aw … [Read more...]

Michigan Governor to Sign Breastfeeding Law Today

At 3:30 this afternoon, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder will sign into law the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, which will ensure women's right to breastfeed their babies in public.SB 674 is intended to normalize breastfeeding and give mothers protection when providing human milk for their infants.The issue of breastfeeding has been controversial in Michigan.  In 2011, a "flash mob" of a dozen breastfeeding moms were interrupted by mall security at the upscale Somerset Mall in … [Read more...]


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