1st Black Priest In US, Ex-Slave, Positioned For SainthoodHe endured three years of racism in Quincy before "Good Father Gus" moved to Chicago. He is buried in Quincy.
Students At Pope John XXIII School Learn Of Namesake's Legacy Ahead Of SainthoodThere's only one institution in the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago named after Pope John XXIII; it's an elementary school in Evanston, and anticipation there is building for the late pope’s upcoming canonization in Rome.
Pope John Paul Cleared For SainthoodThe Vatican on Friday placed the late Pope John Paul II on track for sainthood.
Chicago Catholics Filled With Pride As John Paul Nears SainthoodThousands of the faithful at the Vatican for Easter on Sunday will remain in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II next week. Hundreds of Chicagoans also plan to make the journey.