Synod document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.


Loyola’s Arrupe College grads complete four-year degrees

When Jacqueline Cruz graduated from Lane Tech College Prep in 2015, she wanted to go to four-year university right away. She applied to — and was accepted at — several schools, but her family wasn’t able to send her given the financial aid she was offered.


In spirit of Renew My Church, parishes come together to provide a home for two families in need

Even though they won’t be activated as part of the Renew My Church process until 2022, seven churches in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Crestwood and Orland Hills came together in the spirit of the process and built part of a duplex that will house families in need.


Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire

The archbishop of Paris wore a hard hat as he celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April.


Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of “certain complaints” against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.