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Sister Rosemary Connelly Selected as a Chicagoan of the Year

Sister Rosemary Connelly has been recognized for her exceptional work: Connelly, now 83, has been running Misericordia with a kind smile and an iron will ever since. Under her leadership, the nonprofit that began as a small nursing home on the Southwest Side now has nearly 1,000 staffers to serve the 600 children and adults […]

‘We Were Strangers Once Too’: Obama Announces Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama gave a powerful speech tonight that highlighted the brokenness of our immigration system, the connection between fighting for families and enacting immigration reform, and the way welcoming immigrants reflects our faith and values. President Obama deserves praise for his decision to take the first step in bringing relief and hope to millions […]

Pro-life? Just Say ‘No’ to Libertarianism

Millennial editor Robert Christian has a new article at Crux. He writes: If the pro-life movement wants to succeed, it should embrace a comprehensive approach to abortion that recognizes the full range of duties that individual people, intermediary institutions, and the government have in supporting pregnant women, strengthening families, and protecting lives. Demonizing government and […]

Top 15 Quotes from Archbishop Cupich’s Installation Mass Homily

Blase Cupich was installed as the ninth archbishop of Chicago yesterday. His homily seemed to outline his vision and what his central focus will be in the coming years, and his words were very encouraging. Here are fifteen quotes that caught my attention: “I intend to honor and give thanks for…family and immigrants, Native Americans […]

Pope Francis on Complementarity: Roles and Relations of the Two Sexes are Not Fixed in a Single, Static Pattern

Yesterday, Pope Francis spoke on marriage and complementarity at the Vatican’s colloquium on the subject. He said: I would like to begin by sharing with you a reflection on the title of your colloquium. “Complementarity”: it is a precious word, with multiple meanings. It can refers to situations where one of two things adds to, […]

Cupich to Chicago: Chicago’s New Archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich will be installed as archbishop of Chicago today. Here are some articles (and a video) on Bishop Cupich’s move to Chicago: Watch: Ann Curry talks to Bishop Cupich On eve of installation, Chicago’s Cupich offers hints of his agenda by Michael O’Loughlin: “Blase Cupich, named by Pope Francis to replace ailing Cardinal […]

Assisted Suicide and Authentic Love

She dazzlingly adorned an October cover of People magazine and, on some days, the headlines on CNN. She was photogenic; she wrote and spoke with a strong and independent voice. She was compelling. She was Brittany Maynard, the newest (and arguably the first deliberate) poster girl for assisted suicide. While many supporters and practitioners of […]

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