The Good News

Submissions from Around the Archdiocese

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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Parish creation care effort focuses on climate action

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a strong statement of support for bipartisan legislation that can mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. That’s all it took for a multi-parish Creation Care Team representing St. Francis, St. Stephen Deacon, St. Elizabeth Seton and Our Lady of the Woods in the Orland / Tinley Park suburbs to mobilize, educate and act.

Pope John XXIII School wins big at Mathlete competition

Pope John XXIII School in Evanston and hosted an elementary and middle school math competition on Nov. 15, 2019.

Sister Ana María Pineda recognized as Romero Scholars founder

Sister Ana María Pineda, RSM, STD, a member of the leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest, was acknowledged as the founding director of the Óscar Romero Scholars Program at the 25th anniversary celebration held Nov. 2 at Catholic Theological Union.

More than $1.5 million raised for the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, which gives Chicago teens a path to and through college

The Revel Fulton Market in the West Loop was filled with more than 650 Murphy Scholars, Murphy Scholar alumni, corporate sponsors, partnership high schools, founders, donors, families and friends who came out to support the event Sept. 28.

Nancy Paridy named Loyola Academy board chair

Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, has announced that Nancy Paridy, JD, LLM, of Evanston, has been named chair of the Loyola Academy Board of Trustees.

St. Theresa School enrollment climbs steadily

St. Theresa School, 445 N. Benton St., Palatine opened their doors to 400 students for the 2019-2020 school year.

SOAR! awards grants to Chicago religious congregations

The board of directors for SOAR! – Support Our Aging Religious ― has approved $1.3 million in grants to assist aging Catholic sisters, brothers and priests in religious orders. These include five grants in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

St. Peter's Church celebrates priestly jubilees

Cristo Rey Alumnus Named Principal for Cristo Rey Miami

Cristo Rey Miami High School announced the appointment of its founding principal Cesar Muñoz, a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.

Francis Xavier Warde students come together to change lives

Students at Francis Xavier Warde School in Chicago recently presented a check for $2,670.69 to benefit Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in the Diocese of Billings-Great Falls Montana.

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