The Archdiocese of Chicago’s year in review

See images of the past year in the life of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Crusaders for Life from St. John Cantius Parish display a banner reading “Life is Beautiful” as thousands of participants braved frigid temperatures during Chicago’s Rally and March for Life at Federal Plaza on Jan. 13, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt looks at a Lego statue of herself on Aug. 15, 2019. Sister Jean celebrated her 100th birthday with a month of parties and events. (Nuccio DiNuzzo)
More than 1,000 worshippers escort a statue of “Broken Mary” out of St John Cantius Church on May 31, 2019. The group processed to the Water Tower, praying for peace in the city. Kevin Matthews, a longtime Chicago radio host, inspired the 1 1/2 mile procession “There is Hope for the Broken.” Matthews had a spiritual awakening after he found a broken Virgin Mary statue sitting next to a dumpster outside a flower shop. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
Father Wayne Watts prays during the Unity Mass bringing together Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier parishes on June 30, 2019, at Vattmann Park in Wilmette. The parishes merged under Renew My Church. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich tours the neighborhood surrounding St. Rita of Cascia Parish on June 6, 2019, to see the work being done by the Reclaiming Southwest Chicago Campaign, which is supported by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
An icon of Salvatore Carzedda is carried up to be blessed by Cardinal Cupich at the end of Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish on May 5, 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Catholic Theological Union. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Seventh and eighth graders from Our Lady of Guadalupe School hold pictures of detained children who have died. The archdiocese’s Immigration Ministry hosted a prayer vigil Oct. 16, 2019, at the Healing Garden at Holy Family Church calling for 40 days of prayer and fasting for immigrant children and their families. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)