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Fr. Fanelli Featured in the "Catholic New World"

Our Pastor Fr. Fanelli was recently featured in Dolores Madlener’s column in the Catholic New World called 5 Minutes With Father.  The Catholic New World is a publication of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Here is a link to the article.  While you’re there please take some time to explore the rest of this excellent publication.

Marriage: Why it Matters

The web site by The Heritage Foundation clearly defines the roll of marriage between a man and a woman in our society and the ramifications of its modification.  Read this excellent article here. 

My last ten burials/funerals with “Fr. Strangelove”

Do you remember the children?  When I was young the streets were alive with kids.  I remember playing with my friends in the alley, campouts in the back yard, hide and seek that spread out over half the block, and "calling out" friends by standing at the back door of their house and yelling "yo Joey"!   All the fun used to come to an end for the day when the street lights came on and I had to go in.  Having bought my parents house, I still live in my childhood home.  Often I ask myself “where have all the children gone”?  This excellent article on the Bellarmine Forum's web site expounds on

Fr. Ponifex Videos

Fr. Pontifex is a Roman Catholic priest that embraces the use of varying media types to reach people with the message of Jesus Christ. Inspired by Blessed John Paul II’s call for a “New Evangelization”, the goal of all materials is to do just that, Evangelize. In partnership with Spirit Juice Studios, the intent is to continue to produce quality, inspiring art that touches the hearts of many.  Here are a few of his videos and a link to his website.  The video "We Hold These Truths" was filmed here at St. Thomas More.

We Hold These Truths

Yes To You

These videos were produced by Spirit

Corpus Christi Procession in St. Petersburg, Russia for the First Time in 95 Years!‏

June 5, 2013. ( This year, Pope Francis led his first procession through Rome. A few days later, history was being made thousands of miles away, in the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia. 
     For the first time in 95 years, the Russian faithful were allowed to celebrate the religious feast of Corpus Christi by taking the blessed Host on a three kilometer journey between the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Catherine of Alexandria. The last Corpus Christi procession had taken place back in 1918. Since then, political and social upheaval forbade all religious