Distinctly Catholic: Yesterday, the people of God in Chicago received a challenge from Cardinal Blase Cupich to reset the balance and remember the mission of the church.
Cardinal Blase Cupich unveiled an anti-violence initiative for Chicago that will be underscored by a Good Friday procession using the traditional Stations of the Cross to commemorate victims.
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.
Leaders called on the Catholic church to unambiguously condemn the police killings of young black men; they also addressed criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.