U.S.

Friar lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

Blessed Solanus Casey always said that “as long as there is a spark of faith,” there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

Chicagoland

DePaul University invests first lay president

In a ceremony rife with references to St. Vincent de Paul, A. Gabriel Esteban was invested as the 12th president of DePaul University on Nov. 19, declared by Pope Francis as the World Day of the Poor.

Chicagoland

Renew My Church: West Humboldt Park group becomes one parish

The first pilot grouping for Renew My Church is starting its journey of becoming a force for evangelization in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. After months of meetings, the three parishes in the grouping learned Nov. 10 that they would move forward as one parish with one pastor and all three churches remaining open as worship sites.

Vatican

Trip to Myanmar may be pope’s ‘most diplomatically sensitive’

As we go to press with this issue of Chicago Catholic, Pope Francis is preparing to visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. He will become the first pope to visit the country formerly known as Burma, which, after decades of authoritarian rule, is opening up to outsiders as it takes tentative steps toward democracy under the leadership of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

U.S.

At Thanksgiving, bishops urge protection for migrants, refugees, other 'vulnerable' groups

As the nation made preparations to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed gratitude for "the gift of immigrants and refugees to the country," but also appealed for their protection.

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