Category Archives: Church History

Church, state and politics, 1980

This article was published in The Chicago Catholic, on February 8, 1980.

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Christmas Newsletter 1979

This Christmas newsletter, from 1979, highlights the commitment of the many people who came together to Save Our Shrine. May God bless their efforts!

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Newsletter from Summer 1979

This newsletter is from the summer of 1979, following the approval by a State Board in Bloomington, Illinois, for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.  

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Suit to save Sacred Heart, 1979

From the Monday, February 5, 1979 edition of the Southtown Economist

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There were miracles here, 1979

This article, written by Fayette Nichols, appeared in the Southtown Economist Newspapers on Sunday, January 28, 1979. Priest remembers Sacred Heart: ‘There were-miracles there’ If you never went to mass at Sacred Heart it might be hard to understand the … Continue reading

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Fr. Kret’s Historical Booklet

Reverend John A. Kret, O.S.A., assembled this booklet about the history of Sacred Heart Church, its pastors and devoted members. View pdf of booklet here.             

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Fr. Raymond de Norus

Father Raymond de Norus, pastor of Sacred Heart

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Fr. McNally Obituary

The Reverend John Francis McNally, Dec. 16 (1963), pastor of Sacred Heart Church, 11652 S. Church Street, devoted son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret; fond brother of Thomas J., William L., James B., Eugene A., Ellen Boyle, Reobert … Continue reading

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Cody Turns Down Meeting Offer 8/13/1980

From the Southtown, August 13, 1980

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Life of Cherished Church Hangs By a Thread 5/20/1980

May 20, 1980. Chicago Sun-Times

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