Chicagoland

Divine Word Missionaries have long history of serving Catholics in Bronzeville

When Divine Word Father Carl Gales looks out at the congregation at Our Lady of Africa Parish, 697 E. Oakwood Blvd., he sees familiar faces looking back.

Chicagoland

Highland Park parish holds listening session to help people heal

As the people of Highland Park continue to try to process and heal from the July 4 mass shooting that rocked their community, Immaculate Conception and St. James Parish held a listening session on July 26 where parishioners and the community could speak to a priest or a deacon about their experiences and have the opportunity for the priest or deacon to pray with them.

Vatican

Pope brings apology to Arctic Indigenous communities

On a stage designed to evoke a “qammaq” — a traditional Inuit summer home built of whale ribs, sod and stone — Pope Francis again apologized to the Indigenous communities of Canada for Catholics’ complicity in breaking up their families and suppressing their languages.

Chicagoland

Women religious hold monthly vigils to pray for homicide victims

The last Saturday of every month, a group of sisters from various religious communities gather at the site of a recent homicide to pray for peace and healing.

Chicagoland

Pastoral Migratoria Institute continues to train other dioceses in immigrant ministry

Catholics working with immigrants in dioceses around the country gathered for a two-day virtual and in-person meeting of the National Pastoral Migratoria Institute at Catholic Theological Union on July 29-30 to learn about best practices in ministry and to focus on hope for the future.

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