CHICAGO (RNS) — For Catholics, a talk about Jesus doesn’t seem controversial. But a lecture by the Rev. James Martin drew about 150 protesters Thursday (March 22) over his views on the church and LGBT people.
I could profane the plot by writing a true but merely practical summary: 'Radical generosity works.' But Truax and Campbell sacralize the story by rooting it in the trust and faith they demonstrate, as did their members. And, we know, as believers do elsewhere, in a wild variety of ways which also merit attention — surprising as so many of their stories are.
CHICAGO (RNS) Cardinal Blase Cupich led the procession Friday (April 14) through Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, a community scarred by gun violence.
CHICAGO (RNS) Plans to aid the violence-plagued city will be underscored by a Good Friday procession using the traditional stations of Jesus' way to the cross to commemorate those who have been murdered.
CHICAGO (RNS) 'More often than not, your faith in America — and in Americans — will be confirmed,' Obama said, urging his supporters to get even more involved in the political process.
Both the left and the right are rejoicing over the UN resolution. That's not good.
The people at St. Sabina, against all odds, hope for justice, compassion, care of the weak and needy, and then use that vision to help change the scene around them.
(RNS) The move is almost unheard of in U.S. Catholic dioceses and reflects a new effort to put the church’s money where its mission is.
(RNS) More than 100 petitions to the United Methodist Church General Conference have to do with human sexuality. And some are saying "it's time" for a change.
CHICAGO (RNS) It’s reading “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism” by Chicago-based journalist Deborah Jian Lee.
(RNS) Archbishop Blase Cupich's remarks came the morning after Donald Trump canceled a downtown rally amid concerns about violence.
CHICAGO (RNS) Wearing the hijab, said Larycia Hawkins, was a way of “trying to position myself with my Muslim sisters.” That’s what solidarity is, said the former Wheaton College professor.
(RNS) In Chicago, pro-Palestinian protesters say Israeli and American gay Jews should be ashamed to support Israel.
(RNS) Citing Pope Francis' blast at arms trade 'blood money,' Archbishop Blase Cupich, the pontiff's point man in the U.S., may push the volatile issue high on the Catholic hierarchy’s agenda.
(RNS) Chicago's Cardinal Francis George thrived under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Under the more progressive Francis, though, "I don’t yet really have an understanding of ‘What are we doing here?’ ”