Latinos make up 60 percent of U.S. Catholics under 30; at National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry's annual conference, participants considered ways to best utilize this commanding presence.
Reconciliation in Chicago: Three youth from our Back of the Yards Neighborhood share their stories of seizing opportunities for success.
Chicago -- The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry celebrates 25th anniversary with deep re-examination, seeks pastoral conversion.
Reconciliation in Chicago: "You can't help but recognize that these young men long for a caring and guiding adult."
The state of Illinois owes Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago $25 million and counting. Catholic Charities floats the state more than $2 million each month.
At an often-emotional press conference to announce they had reached a confidential agreement to part ways, Wheaton College’s president, Phillip Ryken, and Larycia Hawkins expressed gratitude for their time together.
Dana Mentgen donned six layers of clothing and made the trek downtown to Chicago's Federal Plaza Jan. 17 because he felt it was important to witness for life against the "culture of death."
"I think the majority of people are pro-life. It's just that we've been silent too long. We have to speak out," said Mentgen, a parishioner at St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Old Mill Creek.
The Rev. B. Herbert Martin told interfaith leaders gathered at Holy Name Cathedral Dec. 8, "I believe we can heal the heart of the city of Chicago."
Since the release of the papal encyclical on the environment, the conversation about how the church responds to the negative effects of climate change has become more and more prevalent.
The issue reverberates stronger in poorer neighborhoods, whose residents will likely feel first -- and hardest -- the effects of climate change: whether exacerbated asthma attacks due to poor air quality, or higher health risks from more frequent summer heat waves. In Chicago, that often means those suffering are disproportionately people of color.
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has set a goal of benchmarking all 2,700 buildings in the Archdiocese of Chicago to ensure that they are as energy efficient as possible.
He announced the goal during a news conference Friday at Old St. Mary's School on Michigan Avenue.
The news conference was held after Chicago's archbishop toured the school with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.