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Thousands turn out for 10th Chicago March for Life

For the 10th year in a row, pro-lifers took to the streets of downtown Chicago to share the message that life begins at conception and is sacred at all stages.

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Photo GalleryArchbishop Cupich out among the people

Archbishop Cupich has been making his way around the Archdiocese of Chicago visiting the people. Here are photos of recent visits. We will update these photos regularly.

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  1. Welcome to our special section highlighting Catholic schools

    In honor of Catholic Schools Week, which runs Jan. 25-31, the Catholic New World is highlighting various programs and good news going on in our archdiocesan schools. Please enjoy our annual schools section. The text below is a round up of news in some of our schools:

  2. St. Catherine of Alexandria students win regional contest with idea for an app for Alzheimer's patients

    A team of sixth-grade girls from St. Catherine of Alexandria School in Oak Lawn could help people with Alzheimer’s disease remember their loved ones, and win $20,000 for their school at the same time, with an idea for a smartphone app called “Remember Me.”

  3. Latino enrollment in schools is up but still has a way to go

    Latino enrollment is growing in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, but it still has a ways to go. That’s the message from Juana Graber, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic School Advantage program in Chicago.

  4. Two good friends with a shared past and future

    Two Old St. Mary School students have unique connections that few friends can claim: Both were adopted on the same day from the same orphanage in China, both were adopted by families living in Chicago and both have danced in Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” the past three years.

  5. ‘It’s like a family’ at St. Louise de Marillac School

    Maria Rowe originally sent her son to St. Louise de Marillac in LaGrange Park but had to move him to the elementary school just across the street after her husband became ill. But she didn’t hesitate to bring him back to St. Louise as soon as she could.

  6. Partnership equals 50 percent increased enrollment Schools and parishes also work together in ways beyond financial

    What does it take to increase a school’s enrollment by 50 percent in one year? An additional $200,000 in money for scholarships is a good start.

  7. School students answer the question: What is happiness?

    Students from St. Mary School, Buffalo Grove, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius School, Lemont, on happiness.

  8. Tradition recalls when Mary brought Jesus to the temple

    Ask most people what Feb. 2 is, and they might tell you it’s Groundhog Day.

  9. Providing asylum seekers a place to go when released Men's house has 17 residents from 16 countries

    When Michael, now 29, left Eritrea more than two years ago, he didn’t think he had much choice.

  10. Philippine trip highlights pope’s tenacity

    Manila, Philippines — New situations are opportunities to learn new things, even about the 78-year-old Pope Francis.

  11. Pope says he will canonize Junipero Serra in Washington

    Aboard the papal flight from Manila, Philippines — Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington — where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra — but probably no other stops.

  12. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for bankruptcy protection

    St. Paul, Minn. (CNS) —The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Jan. 16 that it is filing for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Minnesota to settle clergy sexual abuse lawsuits.

  13. Many believe artists reflect what’s in human soul Do artists experience the hand of God in their work?

    Mystics, popes and artists have said that true art is always sacred.


Archbishop Cupich’s Column

By Archbishop Blase J. Cupich

Some anniversaries marked but not celebrated

The year was 1973. George Steinbrenner bought the New York Yankees for $10 million and Secretariat was the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1948. The U.S. involvement in Vietnam ended with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords and President Nixon visited China.


The Cardinal’s Column

By Francis Cardinal George, OMI

The Good News

Submissions from around the Archdiocese

  1. Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Regina Dominican Class of 2015 Upholds 54 Year Tradition

    Ring Day at Regina Dominican is inherently unique. At most high schools, students order class rings, receive those rings their junior year, and wear it for a few years. At Regina Dominican, the class ring holds an inexplicable value. The value of the class ring and its symbolic tie to the alumnae community is celebrated at Ring Day by the senior class. Ring Day is a ceremony that every alumna has experienced at the school and will continue as a tradition for years to come

  2. Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    St. Nicholas of Tolentine School-PAW Students

    This month, St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is celebrating their PAW Students for the month of January. PAWS stands for Positive Attitudes & Working Students. It is a reward system set into place for students that are “caught” demonstrating one of three positive behaviors: Respect, Responsibility, and/or Hard Work.

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  • 5 Minutes with Father

    By Dolores Madlener

    JPII with his helicopter and soccer moves lit the fire

    He is: Father Kurt Boras, pastor of historic St. Patrick Parish in Lemont. Former pastor of St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park. Ordained in 1986.

  • Family Room

    By Michelle Martin

    Give me five!

    Five is a great age. Not coincidentally, that’s how old Teresa is. She turned 5 this month, all excited to have her friends come over for a party, ready to show them around the house and let them see her room. Afterward, she said the best part was playing “Pin the Nose on the Snowman,” which has the advantages of it being easy to both draw a snowman poster and cut out carrot shapes from orange construction paper.

  • The church is the embodiment of Jesus’ teaching authority on earth

    Feb. 1: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28
    Coming back home to my Christian faith was a gradual process. I had walked away from the strong faith I’d had through my late teen years as my church attendance dropped to nothing. I’m not so sure I ever rejected faith so much as I simply let it die from lack of attention.

  • Cartoons and Catholicism —

    Coming shortly after the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on an audacious publishing house in Paris was the feast day of Blessed William Carter. The two historical episodes have little in common. Yet there is some irony in the proximity of dates since William Carter was also a slain publisher.

  • Faith and Culture

    By Father Robert Barron

    Ridley Scott and missing the point of the Book of Exodus

    Ridley Scott’s film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” features Moses, the Pharaoh, hundreds of thousands of slaves making their way across the floor of the Red Sea, all 10 plagues, the burning bush and even the angel of Yahweh in the form of a petulant 11-year-old boy with a British accent. And yet, the movie is spiritually flat, as though its makers had read the biblical story but understood precious little of its theological poetry.

  1. Vicariate I Welcome Mass with Archbishop Cupich

    Archbishop Blase Cupich celebrated Mass at Saint Anne Church in Barrington on Jan. 15. The Mass was one of a series of seven scheduled in the archdiocese's six vicariates to give Catholics a chance to greet their new archbishop.

  2. El Señor de Esquipulas

    Archbishop Cupich joined the Guatemalan community at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 West Wellington Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, January 18, for a Mass celebrating the Feast of El Señor de Esquipulas, special patron of Guatemala.

  3. National Migration Week 2015 Prayer Service

    Archbishop Cupich celebrated a bilingual prayer service as part of National Migration Week 2015 on Jan. 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 4640 N. Ashland Ave.

  4. St. Sabina Parish Screens "Selma"

    More than 500 parishioners of St. Sabina Parish in Chicago watched a free Jan. 17 screening of "Selma," a film based on the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches.