Franciscan aims to break treadmill marathon record, raise money for outreach

Sr. Stephanie Baliga, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist of Chicago, will run a marathon Aug. 23 on a treadmill in the basement of her community's convent in the city's West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Why? Because she promised. And because she is trying to break the world record for a women's treadmill marathon.

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.