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One Step Closer to Ending Mass Incarceration

We are one step closer to ending Mass Incarceration in Cook County. Catholics from across the Archdiocese have spent the month of August pushing our elected official State’s Attorney…

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Join Alliance of the Southeast for a Townhall Meeting

Catholic Campaign for Human Development grantee, Alliance of the Southeast, is holding a townhall meeting on Sept. 24 held by the Coalition for a Lakeside CBA to discuss the…

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Update from Iraq

Caroline Brennan, Senior Communications Officer for Catholic Relief Services, is on the ground in Erbil in northern Iraq gives us this update. Seeing the humanitarian crisis here is like taking a blow to the stomach. I have been left speechless and even have had to discreetly leave abandoned buildings,…

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Taking Action on Mass Incarceration

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We put a larger percentage of our population in prison than any other country. You and I both…

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ALL the #ProjectCST Webcasts!

#ProjectCST was such a blast to celebrate! We went through all kinds of Catholic Social Teaching! Here’s the video playlist of all our Live Webcasts and Followup Fridays! Click HERE for all the #ProjectCST Blog Posts!

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Special Collection for the Middle East

The following is a letter from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. regarding a special collection for the Middle East on the weekend of September 6 and 7th at local parishes.…

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Woven Together

Heartbreaking accounts of discrimination, war, and injustice seem to fill our newspapers and swarm our world. Many countries, the United States included, have aided Middle Eastern civilians in danger…

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Prayers for Peace in Iraq

PRAYERS FOR PEACE IN IRAQ Ecumenical Prayer Services and Masses to be Conducted Throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago Chicago, IL (August 21, 2014) As an expression of the Archdiocese…

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Fair Trade Retreat

Join Us! Saturday, October 11, 2014 Join the Archdiocese Office for Peace and Justice for a Fair Trade day-long retreat in Madison, Wisconsin! We will be visiting Just Coffee, Fair…

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Care for Creation Live Webcast

This week, we discussed the Catholic Social Teaching tenant, Care for God’s Creation. We will be spoke to Kayla Jacobs and learned more about how we can continue to care for God’s creation and live a life of sustainability. Tweets us your questions @OPJChicago Or text us at (773)…

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The Year of the Sacraments

This is the year to encounter Christ more deeply in the sacraments!

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