Many houses of worship have worked hard to be more welcoming to people with disabilities. But the deaf prefer to worship within their own community, and to be ministered to by other deaf people. Correspondent Judy Valente visits a deaf congregation and its remarkable priest in Chicago.
Former WTTW reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Judy Valente first visited Mount St. Scholastica monastery to lead a retreat for busy professionals. She kept returning to the monastery in Atchison, Kansas as a student. She shares her journey of spiritual healing in her new book, Atchison Blue. Read an excerpt.
We revisit our 2011 story on Catholic priest and scholar Andrew Greeley, who died earlier this week. Also from our archives, we rebroadcast a report on ethical working conditions and labor standards in Cambodia's garment industry, and we talk to members of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that provides military veterans opportunities to serve their communities.
We visit a priest in Chicago who is urging churches to take more action against domestic violence, and we report on a devout Catholic doctor in upstate New York who specializes in working with severely disabled patients.
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