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  • Shroud of Turin conference draws believers to St. Louis

    Shroud of Turin conference draws believers to St. Louis
    It's been called the most scrutinized artifact on earth, but to the faithful, the Shroud of Turin signifies the reality of Jesus' death and resurrection.
  • When the pope came to Chicago

    When the pope came to Chicago
    Exactly 35 years ago this weekend, Pope John Paul II came to Chicago, celebrated an open-air Mass in Grant Park before the largest crowd gathered in city history and won over the hearts of the area's Catholics and not a few of the non-Catholics. Not...

    Pope Francis works at reconciling decades-old divisions among Latin American Catholics

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador It's been dubbed the "Francis effect." In ways large and small, Pope Francis is having an impact on Roman Catholics in Latin America. He's pushing ahead with sainthood for a controversial martyred prelate in El Salvador. He's...

    Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares

    Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares
    As South Vietnam spiraled toward collapse in April 1975, a plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to new homes in the U.S. crashed about 15 minutes after takeoff from Saigon. A cargo door on the U.S. Air Force C-5A blew out and control cables and hydraulic...

    Common heritage bonds next archbishop, Chicago's Croatian Catholics

    Common heritage bonds next archbishop, Chicago's Croatian Catholics
    Saturday's announcement that the next archbishop of Chicago is the grandson of Croatian immigrants thrilled some area Catholics with roots in the southeastern European country whose population is dwarfed by that of Illinois. Blase Cupich, 65, who now...