Andrew Hansen

Your donation also gives you 75 percent tax credit

Student demand for Illinois’ tax credit scholarships is at an all-time high. This school year, 481 students in 30 schools across the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois received a scholarship to attend Catholic school thanks to $1,485,527 in generous donations.

Sunday, 07 February 2021 15:51

One hundred years of wisdom

Springfield resident and WWII veteran shares how his faith has guided him for a century, and the advice he has for all of us

June 6, 1944. Then 23-year-old Jasper Madonia joined 156,000 soldiers in one of the most heroic days in American military history — the Normandy landings, referred to as D-Day. The pivotal Battle of Normandy lasted from June to August and ultimately paved the way for the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany during World War II.

Sunday, 07 February 2021 15:49

Hey, Father! is going LIVE!

Do you have a question about the Catholic faith? Confused about a Catholic Church teaching? Maybe you wonder why priests do this or why our tradition says that. The popular Hey, Father! series is going LIVE to answer your questions.

Despite cold temperatures, more than 150 students and other lay Catholics from across the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois hit the streets of downtown Springfield to march for life Jan. 29, raising their voices for the voiceless and protesting unjust laws that attack the dignity of human life. Passing the Statehouse, Illinois Supreme Court building, and Governor’s Mansion, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki led the group in peacefully praying the rosary for an end to abortion and a greater respect for human life. This year marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Jan. 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Sunday, 13 December 2020 16:42

Beauty Series - St. Mary, Paris

Sunday, 29 November 2020 19:37

Looking into the Eyes of Christ

It’s a Saturday morning as rain pours down in Springfield. A steady wind and chillier than expected temperatures add to the misery outside. Yet there, on the corner of North Fifth and Carpenter streets, sits an elderly man with a sign: “Homeless. Anything helps.” You can hardly see his face as he tries to take some sort of cover while the rain is pelting him. Cars are driving by. No one is stopping. No one really looks. Help seems hopeless. It’s a Saturday morning as rain pours down in Springfield. A steady wind and chillier than expected temperatures add to the misery outside. Yet there, on the corner of North Fifth and Carpenter streets, sits an elderly man with a sign: “Homeless. Anything helps.” You can hardly see his face as he tries to take some sort of cover while the rain is pelting him. Cars are driving by. No one is stopping. No one really looks. Help seems hopeless.

Sunday, 29 November 2020 15:45

Beauty Series - St. Patrick, Pana

It’s known as the Cathedral of the Prairie — St. Patrick Catholic Church in Pana. Finished in 1926, the history of this Catholic community goes back several generations.It’s known as the Cathedral of the Prairie — St. Patrick Catholic Church in Pana. Finished in 1926, the history of this Catholic community goes back several generations.

GLEN CARBON — Students, faculty, staff, school families, members of the Knights of Columbus, priests, and Bishop Thomas John Paprocki all celebrated the beatification of now Blessed Father Michael McGivney at Father McGivney Catholic High School in Glen Carbon Oct. 31 with Mass and a light reception.

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