The Good News

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Welcome! Our Good News section is an additional way for parishes, schools, organizations and groups in the Archdiocese of Chicago to share the good things happening in their community with the readers of the Chicago Catholic.

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Prince of Peace Catholic School reports successful in-person learning

St. Viator student group holds demonstration for social justice

Members of the Justice League at St. Viator High School on Nov. 23 held a march and demonstration to voice their opposition to racial injustice.

St. Laurence High School consecrates school to Blessed Virgin Mary

On Oct. 2, 2020, the faculty and staff at St. Laurence High School in Burbank celebrated Mass and consecrated themselves to the Blessed Mother.

Fenwick makes strides towards improving diversity, equity and inclusion

Fenwick High School has named alumnus Raymond Moland (1996) as its first director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Moland will serve as a member of the school’s leadership team and is responsible for leading Fenwick's efforts in developing and implementing DEI initiatives across all organizational departments.

Mundelein Seminary honors Monsignor Michael Boland for leadership and service

Mundelein Seminary honored esteemed alumnus Monsignor Michael Boland (Class of 1986) with the 2020 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin "As Those Who Serve" Award at the 27th annual Celebration of Mundelein event on July 16.

St. Francis de Sales High School senior receives National Honor Society scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Rosa Mendoza, a high school senior at St. Francis de Sales High School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist.

Pope John XXIII School students honor Mary with virtual May crowning

Father Kevin McCray from St. Mary Church in Evanston and Father Joseph Tito from St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, along with fifth-grade students from Pope John XXIII School, honored Mary with a virtual May crowning this morning May 1.

PJ23 student named National Geographic GeoBee state semifinalist

The National Geographic Society named Gabe Weyer, a seventh grade student at Pope John XXIII School in Evanston, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition.

Catholic Extension statement on earthquakes in Puerto Rico seeking support, prayers

In the wake of a series of earthquakes that have been plaguing Puerto Rico since Dec. 28, and leaving residents without power, shelter and utter fear of recurring quakes and aftershocks, Chicago-based Catholic Extension issued a statement in support of the people of Puerto Rico asking for prayers and financial support to assist in the aftermath.

Christmas came early for senior at Fenwick High School

Craig Butler, a senior member of the National Honor Society at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, has been named a 2020 Posse Foundation Scholar.

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