Vatican

Archbishop: Bishops must protect their flock from abuse at all costs

Catholics need to know that their leaders "mean business" when it comes to protecting minors from abuse, the Vatican's top abuse investigator told representatives of the world's bishops and religious orders.

Chicagoland

Old St. Mary’s students learning the news hands-on

At 8:15 a.m. on Fridays, classrooms at Old St. Mary’s School, 1474 S. Michigan Ave., tune into the morning news. Not the “Today Show” or “Good Morning America,” or even a program airing on a local Chicago station. Their news comes from a lot closer than that: a third-floor former breakout room that has been outfitted as TV studio, complete with green screens, teleprompters and two cameras.

Chicagoland

Finding peace, love at the bedsides of the ill and dying

There is peace to be found at the bedsides of the dying. There is also love.

U.S.

Using Ash Wednesday as a kick-start to holiness

When I was in college, there was a group of students who didn’t always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around, all decided to band together in giving up a few particular sins common among college students.

Chicagoland

Father Tolton may soon be declared ‘venerable’ by pope

The canonization cause for Servant of God Augustus Tolton is just one step away from going to Pope Francis where the priest to be declared “venerable.” The remaining steps in the process to canonization are to be declared “blessed” and “saint.”

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