Promote Christian values, not divisions, on social media, Vatican says

Catholics should make an “examination of conscience” about how they use social media, how they allow it to influence them and about the opportunities it provides them to share the Gospel, build community and care for others, said the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.


Marian Catholic band director retires, leaving lasting legacy

Under the 46-year leadership of Greg Bimm, Marian Catholic High School’s band program grew from 70 students to over 300 and has won numerous awards including seven Bands of America Grand National championships and 42 state titles in its class.


Illinois attorney general releases report on clergy sexual abuse across state's Catholic dioceses

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul released a report on sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in Illinois on May 23, announcing that members of his team identified 451 Catholic clerics and religious brothers who have been accused of abusing 1,997 children in Illinois’ six dioceses over the past nearly 90 years.

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Honoring expectant mothers

Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Lombardo was the main celebrant and homilist at the 10th annual Mother’s Day Mass in Spanish at St. Joseph Church at St. Oscar Romero Parish, 4821 S. Hermitage Ave., on May 14, 2023. The bishop gave a special blessing to all mothers including expectant mothers and their unborn children. Expectant mothers also received a silk rose, as well as a prayer card and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers during the Mass. At the end of Mass, all mothers present were given a blessing and carnation. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)


Pope asks Cardinal Zuppi to lead peace mission for Ukraine

Pope Francis has asked Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna to lead a mission "to help ease tensions in the conflict in Ukraine," the Vatican press office said.

Parliament of World’s Religions coming to Chicago in August

Later this summer, Chicago will welcome thousands of members of religious traditions spanning the globe to a convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will gather Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus and others, including people from 200 religious, indigenous and secular belief systems representing more than 80 nations at McCormick Place Aug. 14-18 to advance the goals of interfaith understanding, harmony and respect.