Local Stories of Hope

Archdiocese of Chicago

This Lent, encounter our neighbors in the Archdiocese of Chicago and share their stories of hope. How to break the pattern of violence: Encounter discipleship Walking down the street with Tom Boharic isn’t easy. The word “celebrity” comes to mind. Every few feet in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, people stop Tom to shake his hand … Continue reading

Diocese of Honolulu

You are born with breadfruit, you grow up with breadfruit and you die with breadfruit. This popular saying from the Micronesian island of Chuuk, thousands of miles off the coast of Hawaii, captures the importance of this starchy fruit. It’s a staple both for the Chuukese living in Micronesia, and for people like Micaela, who … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Louisville

Centro Latino, a Catholic Charities-supported nonprofit, works with the Latino community in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. Centro Latino distributes food and clothing, and provides educational opportunities. But Centro Latino also recognizes the importance of community and stability. “We need each other,” says Ursuline Sister Lee Kirchner, who volunteers at the Centro’s monthly women’s meetings, … Continue reading