Vatican

Cardinal Cupich to help supervise task force named to assist bishops and religious create abuse guidelines

Pope Francis has set up a task force of qualified experts and canon lawyers to help bishops’ conferences and congregations of men and women religious with drawing up or revising guidelines for the protection of minors.

Vatican

Pope warns clergy on pitfalls of bitterness in prepared speech

Confronting and not giving in to bitterness helps priests realize that they are not all-powerful beings but sinners who have been forgiven and called by God, Pope Francis said.

Chicagoland

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.

Chicagoland

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.

Chicagoland

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.

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