Category Archives: Save Our Shrine Movement

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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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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300 Prayed To Save Sacred Heart, 1979

January 31, 1979. “A crowd of 300 was on hand Sunday at Sacred Heart Church to pray for the rescue of the building, which is scheduled for demolition by the Chicago Catholic archdiocese. Some came from as far as 50 … Continue reading

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Church Demolition Delayed – 1/28/79

January 28, 1979, Economist Newspapers. “Praying for a miracle isn’t easy when your church is about to be demolished, by Sacred Heart Parishioners still hope their church can be saved.” Click here for pdf of article.

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Save Our Shrine is Born

On January 18, 1979, Cardinal Cody issued a directive which closed Sacred Heart Church after January 21, 1979. Cody intended not only to shutter the little church, but also had plans to demolish it. The response from parishioners was swift … Continue reading

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