U.S.

Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 -- the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants -- was the parable of the good Samaritan from the Gospel of St. Luke.

Chicagoland

Wilmette churches celebrate coming together as new parish

“It’s a joyous day.” That’s how Nancy Lou Kelly, a parishioner at the new Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette described the June 30 Unity Mass that celebrated the coming together of the two churches into one parish.

Chicagoland

Catholic Theological Union at 50: educating church ministers since the Second Vatican Council

When Catholic Theological Union opened its doors in Hyde Park in 1968, the world — and the church — looked quite a bit different than they do now. It’s no wonder that the graduate school of theology founded after the Second Vatican Council also has undergone a series of transformations.

U.S.

Cupich: Ending clericalism central to church really being 'field hospital'

When the ordained ministry "becomes separated from the baptismal foundation" shared with all Catholics, Cardinal Cupich said, then the holy orders "needed for church life are replaced by some unholy disorders."

U.S.

With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin

With "overwhelming joy," Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6 that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

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