- Jul 9, 2020
In the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Chicago pastors led hundreds peacefully through their community June 12 calling for racial justice and unity before ending at the site where Rev. King once lived.
For years, some parishes in the Chicago Archdiocese have maintained gardens whose produce was donated to local food pantries. With the rise in food insecurity during COVID-19 sending more people to food pantries than before, those ministries have taken on a new importance.
John “Jay” Surufka knows a lot about growing things because he has been doing it for 90 years. The 97-year-old World War II Army veteran said that’s what his family did when he was growing up in Harvey, a suburb south of Chicago.
Father Mike Zaniolo has two suggestions for priestly ministry at an airport: “Be merciful and quick.”
Ending the widespread stay-at-home orders under the coronavirus pandemic would align with Catholic social teaching and respond to the needs of vulnerable people, including the young and the poor, two Catholic economists said.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Louis Tylka, a pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago, to be the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois.