He grabbed my rosary and never let go

In 2008, my grandson Cillian was born at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was beautiful and perfect, as all children are. Over the next few days, however, he developed…

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Women of diocese invited to Lenten retreat

By DIANE SCHLINDWEINManaging Editor  The Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) is sponsoring a Lenten retreat Feb. 27-28 at the Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, located at 1903 East…

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God’s grace in struggling with bipolar

By MARLA BAKER Special to Catholic Times God blessed me with a loving husband and three wonderful children. He gifted me nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He has guided me…

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Powerful, inspirational, joyful

Thousands of Catholics worship Jesus in holy Eucharist at historic Eucharistic Congress By ANDREW HANSENEditor  It was a scene that made heaven smile. An arena full of about 5,000 believers,…

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