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Oak Lawn churches pray for Christian unity

Members of Christian churches in Oak Lawn gathered Jan. 19, 2023, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish to pray together during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Started in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually around the world. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches annually select ecumenical leaders from various geographical regions to prepare the theme and text for the week of prayer. This year's theme is from Isaiah 1:17, "Do good; seek justice‚" and was developed with the assistance of a group of Christians in Minnesota convened by the Minnesota Council of Churches in the wake of George Floyd's murder. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)


Arms trade is a ‘plague,’ pope says on flight back from Africa

At the end of six days in African countries bloodied by war and conflict, Pope Francis said that “the biggest plague” afflicting the world today is the weapons trade.


University of St. Mary of the Lake to lower tuition for graduate students

Students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of St. Mary of the Lake will shoulder a lighter financial burden next year.


Cardinal Cupich blesses prayer room at Academy of St. Benedict the African

The students and staff at the Academy of St. Benedict the African kicked off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30 with a visit from Cardinal Cupich; Greg Richmond, the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago; and Josh Hale, president and CEO of the Big Shoulders Fund.


A simple invitation led one musician to a life in the church

If you attend a major event for African American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago, chances are that you will see Tyrone Pittman leading the choir and playing the piano.