Holy Family Church
It seemed a sign of the progress the Catholic Church has made in the wake of the clergy sex scandal.
Colin Collette was a popular and respected music director at Holy Family Church in suburban Inverness. But his announcement of same-sex marriage on social media went against church teachings, and he was fired.
In the center of the reliquary, church officials say, is a relic of Jesus’ manger; below that, a fragment of the veil of the Virgin Mary and then a thread from the cloak of Jesus’ earthly father, St. Joseph.
One of the only public buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is re-doing its front doors, which are now 151 years old.
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve our country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was doing just that Monday morning, attending the Chicago Firefighter Memorial Day Mass at Holy Family Church in the University Village neighborhood.