Though numbering near 2.5 million, homeless youth in the U.S. seep through the cracks -- undetected, unaccounted for, and also increasingly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
The U.S. Catholic church should not react stridently following the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Blase Cupich said.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy was comfortable both inside powerful church circles and on the outside. He died Wednesday.
Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
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.
Doctors have exhausted all options in Cardinal Francis George's cancer treatment and have moved on to palliative care.
The cardinal shared that information with news media during a Jan. 30 news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, following a luncheon where he received the Knights of Columbus' highest honor, the Gaudium et Spes Award.
"They've run out of tricks in the bag, if you like," said George, 78, Chicago's retired archbishop.
In a 19-page reflection, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., said he twice had been the victim of what he considered to be unjust police attitudes.
At his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday, Archbishop Blase Cupich urged the congregation at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral to fearlessly share their faith recognizing that God calls them "to more" and "to greater things."
Before an overflow crowd, the archbishop said he had "a bit of a panic attack" when he saw the day's Gospel reading was about Jesus walking on water and calling his disciples to follow him.
"We are committed to transparency with the people we serve. We cannot change the past but we hope we can rebuild trust through honest and open dialogue."