Chicagoland

DePaul University group works with UN on defining homelessness

Members of a group based at DePaul University in Chicago went to the United Nations in February as part of an effort to urge U.N. member countries to agree on a definition of homelessness, and then commit to measuring their own homeless populations.

Chicagoland

South Side Irish Parade honoring Catholic school teachers

This year, when thousands of people gather on the South Side for the annual Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, they will be greeted by not just one grand marshal but 16. That’s because this year, grand marshals are all of the teachers, principals and staff from the area’s 16 Catholic schools.

Chicagoland

Students from different schools join together to serve

For 65 students from six Chicago-area Catholic high schools, a Feb. 3 service project offered an opportunity to not only help homeless veterans, but also get to know students from other parts of the city and suburbs.

Vatican

Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

The same day Pope Francis dedicated his general audience talk to explaining "Blessed are the poor in spirit," high-level finance ministers and economic experts were meeting nearby to come up with concrete solutions to overcome chronic global inequalities, instability and injustice.

Vatican

In Amazon document, pope calls for action rooted in conversion of heart

Like so many of Pope Francis' teachings and major documents, his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon is built on a call for conversion -- a new way of seeing, thinking and doing.

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