Fr. Britto's Blog



Jesus was a master storyteller. His stories, parables as they are known, bring a fresh perspective to well-known truths. For instance, the entire Bible clearly declares that our God is full of kindness and mercy. In order to express this truth powerfully, Jesus recounts the parable of the merciful master and his merciless servant. We heard this gospel story last Sunday and it brings home the point that God’s forgiveness towards us is boundless and therefore we should extend that forgiveness to our brothers and sisters.

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On September 6th, 1953, Cardinal Stritch, the Archbishop of Chicago, dedicated our church building and over the last sixty-seven years it has stood tall as an eloquent witness to our Catholic Faith. Within its walls, thousands have received the sacraments of the Church. A clear model of classic church architecture, it has become even more beautiful since we did the renovation three years ago.

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Christ, our Peace

Recent weeks and months have been a time of unprecedented turmoil and unrest. Protests on our city streets for justice and equality have been relentless. Sometimes peaceful protests have been taken over by trouble-makers who have resorted to violence and looting. Opposing groups have decided not only to stare down but also combat each other and, as a result, they force our police to enter the fray. All this has led to more violence and mayhem. If there is one thing we are longing for, it is peace. We wish that peace and serenity would return to our country and to our streets.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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