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Meet the Nun Who Now Has Her Own Baseball Card 

Sobieck, a member of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, autographed 260 of her baseball cards. The summer of 2018 witnessed Sister Mary Jo Sobieck going viral on several social media platforms when the nun used her bicep to bounce a baseball and threw a perfect strike. To the delight of sports enthusiasts everywhere, she then […]

Source: Meet the Nun Who Now Has Her Own Baseball Card – World Religion News

In Chicago, one mosque charts its own path 

On Friday afternoons, the tech startup staffers and other daily occupants of a downtown co-working space here are learning to coexist with a new neighbor down the hall: A small conference room on the third floor has been transformed into a Muslim prayer room. It’s not the most conventional setting for a mosque, but then little about Masjid al-Rabia is typical. Here, congregational prayer is typically led by a woman, as is the call to prayer. In fact, there’s no gender segregation of any sort: Men and wome

Source: In Chicago, one mosque charts its own path – Religion News Service

At 98, Chicago chaplain still brings her ministry to Illinois prisons every Sunday: ‘How can I quit when people need me?’ 

At age 98, Helen Sinclair — a resident of the South Side of Chicago also known as Queen Mother — is still resolute in her mission to spread the gospel and love to Illinois prison inmates, whom she visits weekly.

Source: At 98, Chicago chaplain still brings her ministry to Illinois prisons every Sunday: ‘How can I quit when people need me?’ – Chicago Tribune