From the Dorothy Day conference: Kate Hennessy learned the importance of listening to and following her own "still, small voice" — a task her "Granny" deemed sacred.
From the Dorothy Day conference: Day and Pope Francis are "kindred spirits," says the editor of Day's writing, noting similarities in her "revolution of the heart" and his "revolution of kindness."
Gun violence in Chicago: On Dec. 31 hundreds joined to commemorate the lives of those killed by gun violence in 2016. "We're protesting violence," said Fr. Michael Pfelger.
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.
Wayne Richard had never been on a retreat before. The Chicago native had been raised Catholic by his grandmother, who sent him to parochial grammar and high schools before she died. That's when Richard, at 15, ended up living on the streets.
After years of homelessness and addiction, Richard got help through the Cathedral Shelter, run by the Episcopal diocese of Chicago. It was there, in 1999, that he met Jesuit Fr. Bill Creed, who was offering retreats for homeless men and women through what he called the Ignatian Spirituality Project.
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.