Chicagoland

Renew My Church: a movement of significant spiritual renewal

While many Chicagoland Catholics may think of Renew My Church as merely a structural process involving parish mergers or unifications, the archdiocese designed it to be a movement of significant spiritual renewal in parish life, not unlike Pentecost.

Chicagoland

Guadalupe shrine cancels in-person feast celebrations due to COVID-19

The more than 100,000 pilgrims who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines each year between Dec. 11 and 12 will have to celebrate the feast day privately this year because the pandemic has forced the shrine to cancel celebrations.

Chicagoland

Archdiocese, Catholic Charities raise $20 million for COVID relief

A young mother, pregnant and laid off with two small children at home to take care of and no income for food or rent. A man who can’t work after being hospitalized with COVID-19, who suddenly can’t make ends meet when his wife also gets sick and has to stop working. Family after family who could risk bankruptcy to provide a dignified burial for their deceased loved ones.

Chicagoland

St. Luke hosts annual ‘Turkey Sunday’ at St. Agatha

On Nov 22, parishioners from St. Luke in River Forest hosted their annual “Turkey Sunday” food giveaway at St. Agatha Parish in North Lawndale. Those who came to the drive-thru giveaway received turkeys and all the trimmings to make a holiday meal.

Vatican

'Make space at the table': Pope urges valuing, welcoming all human life

Pope Francis admits he is not an economist, but he is a pastor.

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