Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

While Pope Francis’ comments on U.S. criticism of his papacy drew the biggest headlines during his visit to Africa, the Masses he celebrated in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius drew the biggest crowds.


Catholics welcome icon of Mary as ‘we would all like to be welcomed’

On a cloudy Thursday morning, more than a hundred people gathered near the northwest corner of Humboldt Park to welcome the statue of the Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos to Chicago.


Church must seek new paths in Amazon, synod secretaries say

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will help the Catholic Church make its presence felt and voice heard in a region that is dangerously approaching “a point of no return,” said the special secretaries of the synod.


Three hundred years of marriage in one family

Once upon a time, on the South Side of Chicago, there lived a family with seven children. Things were not always easy for the family — the father, a printer by trade, took a job in a steel mill to make enough money to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads — but the mother and father loved each other and their children.


St. Mother Teresa parishioners come together to celebrate their patron’s life

Parishioners at the new St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish came together on Sept. 5, St. Teresa’s feast day, to thank her for her example and to ask her continued intercession as they work to unite the former St. Therese Chinese Catholic Parish in Chinatown and St. Barbara Parish in Bridgeport.