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Posted by Regina Magazine on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Please see the wonderful video that Regina Magazine has produced for our urgent appeal to all who believe in the Catholic faithful having a voice in the fate of their beautiful, sacred church. Please see and share it ! Please let the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Cupich know that we need to have him hear his community, his community of immigrants ( Polish and Mexican) who helped build and maintain this edifice made to glorify God.
Cardinal Cupich should heed his own statement of January 29, 2017 when he directly references the current poisonous atmosphere in our nation’s capital to the oppressed refugee & the immigrant. If he listens to anyone he should listen to his own pronouncements. Your Immigrant people are awaiting to come to the table and to become active participants in the evangelizing of the church, the church you and Pope Francis both are actively encouraging. You should be behind this exact type of effort, the community searching and reaching agreement to a resolution to save and maintain it’s own church. We should not have a contentious solution that is imposed from without and that is forthcoming from a non-Catholic entity who doesn’t have any connections or stake in this community. Our proposal is being put together from the community of active Catholics who are stakeholders in this body of the faithful of Pilsen and the greater Chicagoland area. You will hear a wonderful, joyous and fully participatory endeavor in which Polish , Mexican , political figures and all of the larger Pilsen community are behind. We are not miscreant children who should be cast aside, we are fully active and engaged people who deserve your respect and to be heard.
Per Cardinal Cupich: “They lower our estimation in the eyes of the many peoples who want to know America as a defender of human rights and religious liberty, not a nation that targets religious populations and then shuts its doors on them.”
The church here should not be shutting its own doors without hearing its own immigrant populations that have made their own solution for the issues relating to the church of St. Adalbert . We deserve the same respect & open process.
As Cardinal Cupich quotes Pope Francis :
.” …..issued these challenging words to Congress in 2015, and followed with a warning that should haunt us as we come to terms with the events of the weekend: “The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.”
Please sign the Petition! So our voices can be heard!
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Please note we are also in a featured news item in the Northern Illinois Historic League Newsletter! It’s their first issue and we are very honored that they featured the St. Adalbert Preservation Society and it’s story to save St. Adalbert. Also they featured our favorite sister church ( another Henry Schlacks designed church like St. Adalbert! ) Shrine of Christ the King and the Coalition to Save the Shrine efforts. Please read and share!!
Thank you and God Bless you!!