- Sep 22, 2020
With spring priestly ordinations just around the corner, many dioceses around the U.S. anticipate that state pandemic-related lockdown measures will extend into May and are pushing back their plans, while others are still weighing their options.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, and has appointed Father Michael G. McGovern, a pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago, as his successor.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, one of the world’s leading experts on safeguarding minors, said the church is suffering “institutional trauma” from clerical sexual abuse, trauma that it must learn to integrate into its theology and understanding of salvation if it is to overcome it.
A new deal between Big Shoulders Foundation and the archdiocese of Chicago will shift operational control to a private foundation.
March for Life Chicago is attracting more people each year and participants in this year’s event will notice lots of changes, starting with a new venue and a convention featuring pro-life ministries and other exhibitors.
It was the priest who taught Patrick Shepard to love basketball — how to dribble and block and position his body just so, to sink the perfect shot. That is why, for many years, he wouldn’t touch a ball.