Supreme Court denies appeals for two recent federal executions

The Supreme Court denied the appeals of two federal death-row inmates in late September.


Pope Francis names three new auxiliary bishops for archdiocese

On Sept. 11, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis appointed three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago: Bishops-elect Kevin Birmingham, Jeffrey Grob and Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Robert Lombardo. The episcopal ordination of the bishops-elect will take place on the feast of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, Nov. 13.


Deacons hold 10th sunrise service praying for an end to violence

For the last 10 years, the Black deacons of Chicago have led sunrise services near around the start of the school year to pray for an end to gun violence in the city. They gathered again and continued praying on Sept. 12, this time not on Oakwood Beach but in the parking lot of St. Katharine Drexel Church, 9015 S. Harper Ave., because of social distancing.


Bishop Perry to seminarians: Include everyone in your ministry

At the request of Cardinal Cupich, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry delivered the following address, edited here for length, to seminarians at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary on Sept. 2.


New deacons to be ordained for archdiocese

Cardinal Cupich will ordain 27 men as permanent deacons to serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago in two Masses on Sept. 26 at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave. Two men were ordained in August.