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.
Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."
A Catholic Theological Union fundraiser highlights the way the Second Vatican Council continues to mold lives and set church directions fifty years after the fact.
Eco Catholic: As the facts and threats of climate change surround us, why is it so hard to motivate people to undertake the changes needed?
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management, according to archdiocesan spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
In a brief statement Saturday, Burritt said the cardinal had requested the update about his health be released. "He asks for and is grateful for your continued prayers," she added.
No further information was available.