Football Focus 2014

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  • Divorce dominates debate ahead of Vatican meeting Oct 3, 2014 10:59 AM
    Cardinal Walter Kasper is at the center of one of the greatest storms swirling in Catholicism in decades.The German theologian, at Pope Francis’ request, has challenged a deep church taboo and has dominated debate ahead of a landmark meeting on Catholic family life that opens this weekend. The issue is not abortion, contraception or gay marriage. It is the fate of Catholics who divorce — and the outcome will be a key test of how far Francis’ reform agenda will go.

  • Judson to host variety of faith leaders for unity week Oct 2, 2014 5:30 AM
    Judson University in Elgin will host leaders representing Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christian faiths during Church Unity Week starting Monday. The faith leaders will speak at each of the week’s three chapel services — Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Their presentations will be at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel. 1151 State St.

  • St. Raymond in Mt. Prospect hosts 7th “Volley for the Cure” Oct 1, 2014 4:43 PM
    To support National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls’ volleyball teams from St. Raymond School in Mount Prospect will host St. James in Arlington Heights and Park View in Morton Grove at the seventh annual “Volley for the Cure” fundraising event 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Failures can lead you to find your true talent Oct 1, 2014 5:11 PM
    We all have strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes we need to fail at something in order to realize it’s not for us.

  • Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church Sep 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

  • Generosity will beautify your soul Sep 24, 2014 12:54 PM
    Many of us can be generous to a friend or family member, and we should. But what about these generous people who gave anonymously?

  • Cardinal George cancels trip, may use crutches Sep 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    Cardinal Francis George, who is battling a recurrence of cancer, is being treated for an infection in his right foot that could require the use of crutches “for the near future” and has canceled an out-of-town trip after being advised not to fly, the archdiocese said Wednesday.

  • Rosh Hashana starts at sundown today Sep 24, 2014 5:00 AM
    Sundown Wednesday marks the beginning of one of the holiest holidays on the Jewish calendar — Rosh Hashana. Also known as the Jewish New Year, suburban Jews will be marking Rosh Hashana by attending services at local temples and eating dinner with friends and family, including dipping apples in honey for a sweet new year.

  • Charity garage sale Saturday in Arlington Hts. Sep 22, 2014 11:24 AM
    The “Truly Priceless Garage Sale,” which over the last nine years has raised almost $17,000 for charities, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 303 N. Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights.

  • Outdoor classroom brings new dimension to students in Inverness Sep 22, 2014 10:55 AM
    At Holy Family Catholic Academy in Inverness, recess has taken on a whole new meaning with the innovative Outdoor Classroom project, installed over the summer on the 20-acre campus of the church and school. “It’s fun,” says fourth-grader Bryson Turner of Lake Zurich. “We got to design our own garden and now we’re taking out weeds and moving mulch.”

  • Archdiocese of Chicago leaders Sep 20, 2014 12:53 PM
    Cardinal George's replacement named

  • Suburban religious leaders reflect on Cardinal George, embrace successor Sep 20, 2014 11:32 PM
    Suburban Catholics on Saturday embraced Bishop Blase Cupich as an inclusive leader with a sense of humor. "(H)e appears to have poise and confidence," said Fr. Bernie Pietrzak, pastor of a Barrington church.

  • Chicago area Croatians laud Cupich appointment Sep 20, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Croatian community in Chicago is ecstatic about the naming of a Roman Catholic archbishop who shares their heritage, one of its leaders said Saturday.

  • Bishop Blase Cupich 'overwhelmed,' 'surprised' to be named archdiocese leader Sep 20, 2014 8:13 PM
    “A sense of relief” is how Cardinal Francis George described his emotions as he introduced his successor, Bishop Blase Cupich, of Spokane, Washington, who will head the Archdiocese of Chicago come November. “I leave this church in better hands than mine,” said the 77-year-old prelate, who continues to struggle with health issues related to his bladder cancer and a new experimental treatment he is undergoing.

  • Source: Moderate Spokane bishop to replace Cardinal George Sep 20, 2014 1:20 PM
    Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection. George, 77, has been battling cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Chicago.

  • Church in Lincolnshire to hold garage sale Sep 19, 2014 4:53 PM
    The Community Christian Church in Lincolnshire will hold its annual community garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 1970 Riverwoods Road.

  • Naperville women leading push for reforms in Catholic church Sep 18, 2014 11:01 AM
    West Suburban Call to Action, part of the national Call to Action organization, works for justice and inclusiveness within the Catholic Church. The group is sponsoring a presentation by internationally known activist Roy Bourgeois, a former priest, on Sept. 21.

  • Use God’s road map to guide your life Sep 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    When traveling the road of life, the direction isn’t always clear. Thumbing through the pages of Scripture pages — God’s road map- — will guide us to his will for our lives.

  • Emmanuel House helps refugees find a true home in Aurora Sep 16, 2014 3:58 PM
    Imaad Hasan was grateful he and his family were safe in Aurora, far from the turmoil of war in Iraq. But he yearned for the stability of owning a house. "Emmanuel House gave me the dream," he said, in the house he purchased in 2010 through the program. Emmanuel House organizers say homeownership is one of the ways to break the cycle of working-class poverty, and helps people accumulate the money and financial education to do so.

  • Church coming to Elk Grove office building Sep 15, 2014 5:35 PM
    A Christian organization that has its roots in Colombia will open a church in an office building at 1550 Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village, with weekend church services and weeknight Bible study classes.

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