Cardinal, hospital staff urge Illinois legislators to act on gun bill

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich called on Illinois legislators to pass a bill that tightens restrictions on gun shop owners and helps stem the flow of illegal guns into Illinois.

Life of African-American priest told through play 'From Slave to Priest'

The life of Father Augustus Tolton already reads like a novel and now it is immortalized on stage with the new play "Tolton: From Slave to Priest," produced by St. Luke Productions from Battle Ground, Washington.

U.S. Catholic, Lutheran bishops mark 500th anniversary of Reformation

Catholic and Lutheran bishops gathered in Chicago March 2 for a prayer service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and to release a statement on the event.

Fr. Tolton's remains exhumed, verified; his cause takes step forward

Sainthood: Fr. Augustus Tolton, a former slave, is the first recognized American diocesan priest of African descent. In 2011, the Chicago archdiocese officially opened his cause for sainthood.