Creating cardinals from 16 nations, pope asks them to join church ‘symphony’

Coming from different parts of the world and having different experiences and talents, members of the College of Cardinals are called to create a “symphony,” listening to one another and to the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.


Before synod retreat, pope prays for listening instead of polarization

On the eve of a three-day spiritual retreat for participants in the assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis prayed that members of the church may embrace silence to listen to the voice of God and one another.


Catholic, religious schools rally to save tax credit scholarships

Educators, clergy, parents and students gathered Sept. 13 at St. Sabina Academy, 7801 S. Throop St., to show their support for Illinois’ tax-credit scholarship program, which is at risk of not being renewed by state legislators before it expires at the end of the year.


Parish leaders to gather for Day of Renewal Sept. 25 in Rosemont

Archdiocesan priests, clergy serving in parishes and parish leaders will gather at the Rosemont Theater for a Day of Renewal on Sept. 25. It is the first time leaders from across the archdiocese will gather since in the Renew My Church Summit in 2018.


Thousands turn out for Misericordia’s annual Family Fest

Over 10,000 people turned out for Misericordia Heart of Mercy’s annual Family Fest on Sept. 10 on its campus at 6300 N. Ridge Ave. The event is the agency’s biggest fundraiser and organizers expected to bring in $1 million.

Englewood school holds annual barbecue for first responders

The Academy of St. Benedict the African, 6020 S. Laflin St., showed its appreciation for local first responders with its annual barbecue at the school on Aug. 9, 2023. Over the years, the school has formed a special relationship with Chicago Police Department’s 7th District and the Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 116. Police officers and firefighters regularly visit the school, which is located in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, to check on them. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)