Pope holds ‘virtual town hall’ with ABC and Catholics in 3 cities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis held a “virtual town hall” with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States. The town hall was arranged by ABC News, which was to air portions of the meeting during its “World News Tonight” program Aug. 31, with…

Archbishop says pro-lifers want everybody to have ‘place at the table’

CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago’s new archbishop told the crowd gathered for the March for Life Chicago Jan. 18 that the pro-life movement wants “to make sure that everybody has a place at the table.” “It’s not about criticizing or judging or condemning, it’s about accompanying one another because that’s what life is all about —…

Jesus invites all to take risk ‘of being more,’ says Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO (CNS) — At his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago Nov. 18, Archbishop Blase J.Cupich urged the congregation at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral to fearlessly share their faith recognizing that God calls them “to more” and “to greater things.” Before an overflow crowd, the archbishop said he had “a bit of a panic…