Vatican

St. Oscar Romero's canonization a dream come true for Catholics

For many pilgrims from El Salvador and for many Catholics who focus on the tie between faith and justice, waiting for the canonization of St. Oscar Romero was an exercise in patience.

Chicagoland

Renew My Church summit encourages leaders to make new disciples of Jesus

More than 2,000 parish and school leaders from the Archdiocese of Chicago gathered for the first Renew My Church summit Oct. 1 and 2 at the Rosemont Convention Center. The goal was to inspire Catholics to go out and make new disciples for Jesus Christ and move parishes “from maintenance to mission.”

Chicagoland

Archdiocese’s abuse-prevention efforts date back to 1990s

One thing that has become clear since the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy made headlines again this summer is that many people don’t know the steps the church is already taking to prevent abuse, and to investigate allegations when they arise.

Vatican

Honesty, gratitude to God are basis of credibility, Cardinal Cupich tells synod

Unless they recognize themselves as sinners rescued by Jesus, adults cannot be effective in helping young people find the path to faith and doing God's will, Cardinal Cupich told the Synod of Bishops.

Vatican

Abuse crisis, role of women recurring themes at synod, members say

Despite many positive and joyful moments during the Synod of Bishops on young people, bishops also have set aside the agenda to discuss the serious scandals and unfolding allegations affecting the church, two synod fathers said.

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