Photo: 'Bold Sunrise Pastel Sky' Copyriht 2020 Frank J Casella on Fine Art America

The first morning sunlight through trees.

Yesterday is history,

Tomorrow is a mystery,

Today is a gift,

That is why we call it the present.

Latest Column by Cardinal Cupich: What the Church Offers

For generations, the influenza pandemic of 1918 was merely an event in our history books — something that happened during a world war, a time when people lived very different lives and  modern medicine had not yet been invented. This pandemic too, will be registered in the history books.

How humbling it is for our technologically advanced, well-educated and highly mobile culture to be brought low, frozen in place by a primitive lifeform. How disruptive to our illusions of control to see the collective knowledge of humankind fall tragically short.

What can we as a church offer to those making decisions that affect millions? What can we say to each family, each person about the hard choices and possibly painful experiences facing them?

We offer a faith- and values-based framework for making the difficult decisions inevitable in a crisis. Firmly grounded in a reverence for all human life, we implore the nation’s leaders to act swiftly without self-interest or self-regard to equip and safeguard our heroic healthcare workers. And we offer our prayers for those who stand at the bedside of the sick, often imperiling themselves.

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Archdiocese of Chicago Coronavirus (COVID-19) How To Help 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges to the Archdiocese of Chicago and our parishes, including offertory funds lost due to the suspension of public liturgies.

US Bishops Resources for Catholics During COVID-19

Many Dioceses, parishes, and Catholics begin to feel the effects of remaining at home due to the coronavirus. Here is a list of resources for Mass, prayers, catechetical material, and reflections to help us all during this trying time. Please note, this list will be updated as more resources become available.

Masses Online During The Coronavirus Crisis

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MASSES: Archdiocese of Chicago
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