Vatican

Christianity without the cross is 'sterile,' pope says in Slovakia

Falling into the temptation of rejecting the cross and choosing a triumphalist form of Christianity leads to a faith that is superficial and sterile, Pope Francis said.

Vatican

Polish cardinal, blind Franciscan who knew each other beatified together

The archbishop who steered Poland's Catholic Church through communist rule and a blind Franciscan nun who founded one of Europe's foremost centers for the sight-impaired took a step closer to sainthood Sept. 12.

Chicagoland

Belmont Cragin parishes unite to demand peace, justice

On the sweltering afternoon of Aug. 28, with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity, more than 80 parishioners from St. John Bosco, St. James the Apostle and Sts. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr parishes processed through the Belmont Cragin neighborhood, stopping to pray at locations where people were killed by gun violence.

Chicagoland

Donations to tax credit scholarships increase along with wait lists

A little more than four years ago, Gabriella De Leon wasn’t sure what to do about school for her younger daughter, Emily. Emily had attended a Chicago Public School for first grade, one student in a class of more than 30, her mother said. The teacher didn’t have time to give her the attention she needed, and Emily’s learning suffered.

Chicagoland

Praying for those harmed in Native American boarding schools

About 50 people gathered Aug. 29 in St. Benedict Church to pray for those harmed in Native American boarding schools.

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