'Every parish, rectory in hurricane zone' suffering, says church official

The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida Panhandle appear to be on a scale of last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the church's top emergency management specialist in Florida.


Holy Name Cathedral Mass welcomes Salvadoran community, gives thanks for St. Romero

The Salvadoran community joined other Latino Catholics in celebrating the canonization of St. Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated while celebrating Mass in 1980, at an Oct. 14 Mass of thanksgiving at Holy Name Cathedral.


Renew My Church summit encourages leaders to make new disciples of Jesus

More than 2,000 parish and school leaders from the Archdiocese of Chicago gathered for the first Renew My Church summit Oct. 1 and 2 at the Rosemont Convention Center. The goal was to inspire Catholics to go out and make new disciples for Jesus Christ and move parishes “from maintenance to mission.”


Archdiocese’s abuse-prevention efforts date back to 1990s

One thing that has become clear since the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy made headlines again this summer is that many people don’t know the steps the church is already taking to prevent abuse, and to investigate allegations when they arise.


Honesty, gratitude to God are basis of credibility, Cardinal Cupich tells synod

Unless they recognize themselves as sinners rescued by Jesus, adults cannot be effective in helping young people find the path to faith and doing God's will, Cardinal Cupich told the Synod of Bishops.