Supporting the financial stability of parishes during COVID-19

When Catholic parishes around the country closed their doors in March last year because of COVID-19, many lost much of their offertory collections, which help them not just pay the bills but provide important ministries to the community.


Moving the Movement pro-life tour makes stop in Mundelein

With fresh snow on the ground and gray skies overhead, about 300 cars filled the three parking lots of Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein to participate in the March for Life Chicago’s Moving the Movement Tour on Jan. 17. It was the third-to-last stop in a very different March for Life Chicago in the age of COVID-19.


Cobbler pivots to religious goods to help save business

When the pandemic forced many people to work from home last spring, business at Al’s Shoe Service in Mount Prospect almost completely dried up overnight.


Latino immigrant community responds to COVID crisis

The Latino immigrant community in Chicago has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, not just physically, with high rates of infections, but economically, with many people losing jobs owing to businesses shutting down.


For Ash Wednesday, Vatican asks priests to 'sprinkle' ashes on heads

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments asked priests to take special anti-COVID-19 precautions this year when distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, including sprinkling ashes on the top of people's heads rather than using them to make a cross on people's foreheads.