For 100 years, Catholic Charities has represented the mission of outreach to the poor and marginalized in the name of the Catholic Church.
We have drifted away from an incorporation of Catholic vision into who we are and what we do in exchange for an acceptance of whatever is the current interpretation of social situations.
ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI Although I have never reflected on the title of this column I must admit that given our situation today this column has been very appropriately named, The Herald of Hope. As believers, we understand hope comes not from our efforts but from the Lord who stands with us and his Church […]
For the last few weeks, even attending daily and Sunday Masses at our churches, which normally would bring consolation, has been closed in order to ensure personal safety.
ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI I love the saints, their influence on our daily lives and their faithfulness to Jesus and the Gospel. They continue to inspire us to lead lives as committed Catholics even though some have been dead for hundreds or thousands of years. Today, March 19, is the feast of St Joseph, Spouse […]
Catholic Schools Week gives us an opportunity to reflect on the great gift of Catholic education to the Church. Many of us are products of Catholic school.
ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI I am becoming more and more aware that what I write in the Herald of Hope is not just the communication of my insights or reflections on any given topic delivered to subscribers, but a recorded historical document that will take its place in the archives and be food for some […]
HERALD OF HOPE ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI I’m a Midwesterner, no doubt, born and raised in Chicago. I am referred to by Wisconsinites as a “flat-lander.” But, like most Chicagoans, I did spend weeks, even months at various times, in Wisconsin, if only to verify that the land does rise and that there truly are […]
ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI HERALD OF HOPE Those who are as old as I am or older, may remember an early television personality by the name of Dave Garroway. He was the first host of the popular TV morning program, the Today Show. Television was in its infancy (1950s) and the producers and audience were […]
HERALD OF HOPE ARCHBISHOP JEROME E. LISTECKI There are certain moments of transition in our lives that signal growth and development. The very first day of school can be as traumatic for the parent as it is for the new little scholar; tears were shed by both. But it is a moment that calls for […]