Pope Francis: Quick fixes, denial won't stop climate change

Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.


U.S. bishops address immigration, racism at fall assembly

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.


Cardinal Cupich addresses gun violence at university talk

Cardinal Cupich called for increased regulation of guns, especially high-powered firearms, on Nov. 6, in the wake of a shooting that killed 26 people in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the day before.


Parishes use growing things to teach mercy

On a cloudy day early in October, about 10 eighth-graders gathered around the kitchen table in the rectory at St. George Parish, Tinley Park. The pastor, Father Ken Fleck, assigned tasks and dispensed utensils and advice as he shepherded the students through the process of assembling a one-crust apple pie using a combination of apples grown on the parish campus and canned apple-pie filling.


Chicago Workers Collaborative receives funds from CCHD

When Enedina Zacarías was hurt at her job, she knew there was a problem. A conveyor belt at the candy factory where she worked as a temporary employee worker fell on her and threw her against a metal table.