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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Thomas More Society Announces Andrew Bath as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Andrew M. Bath has joined the Thomas More Society as executive vice president and general counsel, after serving for many years in the same position with Boys Town, the world-famous organization founded by Fr. Edward J. Flanagan, with facilities across the nation for at-risk youth.

St. Michael Orland Park celebrates 150 years

This is an exciting year for St. Michael Parish as we celebrate 150 years of being “A Light for all Generations.” To prepare for the next 150 years of worship, we enhanced our worship space with new sound, lights, artwork and sanctuary furnishings.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Honors Community Leaders

On April 29, Father James Dixon, SJ and Father David Kelly C.PP.S. concelebrated Mass as part of the annual Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude...

East Lake Academy Principal Takes Missionary Trip to Nicaragua

East Lake Academy, the private Catholic school located in Lake Forest, Illinois, and serving families across the Chicagoland...

Three Ultrasound machines in four years

After much work and multiple fund raising events the council successfully completed their original goal of raising funds to donate an Ultrasound ...

Capuchin serving in Chicago celebrates 50th jubilee

Milwaukee, WI (May 15, 2017) Capuchin friars will be commemorating their jubilee celebrations July 21 at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mount Calvary, WI, the founding site of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph. One of the eight...

Graduate of Metro Achievement Center for Girls Presents a Case Study for Overcoming Obstacles

When 19-year Isabel Hernandez climbed the stairs to the podium at Chicago’s Union League Club on May 5 to deliver a keynote address, she marked a milestone in her journey from the implausible to the indubitable. ...

Chicago-area Sisters of Mercy celebrate 1,455 years of service

On April 30, 22 Sisters of Mercy celebrated their 50, 60, 70, or 75-year Jubilee with a celebration at Mercy Circle. Joining them were their families and other Sisters from the West Midwest Community.

DePaul University President, Global Peace Negotiator Honored by Catholic Theological Unio

Catholic Theological Union (CTU) honored DePaul University President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, with its Diakonia award and peace negotiator Monica McWilliams with the Blessed are the Peacemakers award on April 26 at the Hilton Chicago...

Holy Cross Lenten Project raises over $35,000

Parishioners at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Deerfield raised over $35,000 for their Lenten Project...

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