Chicagoland

Dax House provides home to DePaul University’s housing-insecure students

Dominique Coronel wasn’t a stranger to housing insecurity before he arrived at DePaul University. By the time he was in high school, he was having trouble finding a secure place to live. He lost the care of his parents when he was young, he said, his mother to addiction and his father to incarceration.

Chicagoland

Little Village’s Padres Angeles changing hearts, promoting peace

On Nov. 17, 2012, Doris Hernández’s son Freddy, 20, died after being shot in the face and chest while standing in an alley in Little Village. Following the shooting, she attended a vigil for him held at the scene and where his blood was being washed off the pavement. About 80 people were there.

Chicagoland

Shrine hosts annual Guadalupe Day

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines hosts its fifth-annual "Guadalupe en Verano" or “Guadalupe Summer Celebration” on Aug. 17, 2019.

Vatican

Pope explains aim of Amazon synod, warns against nationalism

The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope Francis said in a new interview.

Chicagoland

Anointing of the sick not just for those facing imminent death

“Many people think that anointing of the sick is just for people on their death beds.” That’s what a priest friend said to me just before he gave me the sacrament. I had asked for the sacrament of the anointing of the sick because I was facing the biopsy of a lump that would later turn out to be breast cancer.

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