Chicagoland

Art at St. Benedict the African reflects experience of black Catholics

In the 1970s, when Cardinal Joseph Bernardin asked Catholics in Englewood what they wanted the church in their neighborhood to look like, they said, “themselves.”

Chicagoland

Shower and laundry facilities open at Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is taking a cue from Pope Francis. The agency dedicated new shower and laundry facilities for its clients June 18 as part of a prayer service rededicating its headquarters at the St. Vincent Center, 721 N. LaSalle St., as part of the wrap-up of Catholic Charities’ 100th anniversary year. The center also dedicated a new kitchen. Pope Francis opened shower facilities in St. Peter’s Square in 2015 and a launderette for homeless people in Rome in 2017.

Chicagoland

Parkland students kickoff national tour with rally at St. Sabina

For the past 10 years, at the start of summer, Father Michael Pfleger and St. Sabina parishioners have held a rally to kick off weekly marches for peace in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

U.S.

Video, letter to supplement bishops' election-year document

New supplementary documents and a video are on the horizon for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

Chicagoland

Yo-Yo Ma holds second Concert for Peace at St. Sabina

When world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Concert for Peace to St. Sabina Church, 1210 W. 78th Place, a second time on June 10, there was a special feature – five original works written with family members who lost loved ones to gun violence as tribute to the people who died.

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