DePaul University group works with UN on defining homelessness

Members of a group based at DePaul University in Chicago went to the United Nations in February as part of an effort to urge U.N. member countries to agree on a definition of homelessness, and then commit to measuring their own homeless populations.


South Side Irish Parade honoring Catholic school teachers

This year, when thousands of people gather on the South Side for the annual Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, they will be greeted by not just one grand marshal but 16. That’s because this year, grand marshals are all of the teachers, principals and staff from the area’s 16 Catholic schools.


Students from different schools join together to serve

For 65 students from six Chicago-area Catholic high schools, a Feb. 3 service project offered an opportunity to not only help homeless veterans, but also get to know students from other parts of the city and suburbs.


Consecrated Life Day: Religious men, women answer questions from Catholic school students

During the archdiocese’s annual Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 8 at Our Lady Mother of the Church, 8747 W. Lawrence Ave., we asked several men and women religious to answer questions from students at two of this year’s Blue Ribbon schools — Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Lemont and St. Benedict Prep, 3900 N. Leavitt St.


Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

The same day Pope Francis dedicated his general audience talk to explaining "Blessed are the poor in spirit," high-level finance ministers and economic experts were meeting nearby to come up with concrete solutions to overcome chronic global inequalities, instability and injustice.