• In a love deficit culture, we ask ‘Where is love?’

    By Fr. Alan Hartway I remember back in high school at Precious Blood Seminary, that we staged the Broadway musical, “Oliver!” with what talent such as we had. I really remember only two of the songs. First was “Food, Glorious Food!” — of course — and the other “Where is Love?” sung by one of […]

  • What Islam teaches about Mary

    A couple years ago, Jesuit Fr. Francis X. Clooney, a professor of divinity at Harvard University, wrote a series of articles in America magazine exploring Islam in general and the Quran in specific. He did this to help combat what he called “dangerous ignorance” about another faith tradition. He called the series “A Catholic Reads […]

  • Living with Chronic Illness — a support group Oct 25

    The Circle of Love is a support group for people living with chronic illness Living with a chronic illness can be challenging. There is no need to be alone in your struggle. Join a loving group that will support you on your journey. Find a sense of spiritual healing and renewal as we gather for meditative […]

  • The world needs to recover fierce and unrelenting love

    By Fr. Alan Hartway Set me as a seal on your heart, As a seal on your arm; For stern as death is love, Relentless as the nether world is devotion; Its flames are a blazing fire. — Song of Songs 8, 6 This verse today is often used at weddings; occasionally partially engraved on […]

  • What the world needs now …

    “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love It’s the only thing there’s just too little of …” By Fr. Alan Hartway The verse above is from the 1965 hit by Jackie deShannon. The song is actually a prayer addressed to the Lord when the full lyrics are read. The need for love is […]

  • Christians, Muslims strive to better understand one another’s beliefs and practices

    Earlier this year, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago met with Sheikh Abdur Rahman Khan, leader of the Shariah Council of the Islamic Circle of North America. The two are co-chairs of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, which is sponsored by the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They […]

  • New Features on Renewal Center Website

    I’d like to introduce you to two new features on the website of Precious Blood Renewal Center and to alert you to our new plan for sending emails. “Meditations” Once or twice a week Renewal Center staff or program presenters will be writing short meditations or reflections on topics of interest. Sometimes the mediation will […]

  • Families from Central America and Mexico in ‘a biblical Exodus’

    This Sunday, September 29, marks the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. For several years now, we have witnessed a biblical Exodus of migrant and refugee , as well as from many other nations, journeying to our southern border to seek asylum. They have been met with “Zero Tolerance,” the name given to these […]

  • Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change Oct 14

    Toward Right Relations with Native Peoples A dramatization of the historical interaction between European colonizers and America’s indigenous people Monday October 14th 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation all proceeds support the right relations project This workshop is for everyone living in America. It was developed in response to call to faith communities issued […]

  • Jewish, Muslim women group visits Auschwitz

    Shelia Sonnenschein, who will be at the Renewal Center Sept. 19, traveled with 50 Jewish and Muslim women from across the U.S. this summer on the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) Building Bridges trip to Germany and Poland. After visiting mosques and synagogues in Berlin, they traveled by train to Warsaw and then by bus […]