Press Mention

If you have any media requests, please contact Fr. Matt O’Donnell at FrMatt@StColumbanus.org.

 

South Side pastor helps bring peace to violent neighborhood"

WGN

Sept. 5, 2017

Fr. Matt profiled in "Chicago's Very Own" feature about his work at St. Columbanus and in the Park Manor community. http://wgntv.com/2017/09/05/south-side-pastor-helps-bring-peace-to-violent-neighborhood/

 

"Saint Columbanus Food Pantry in Chicago to receive portion of Glory 44 ticket sales"

August 2017

Our food pantry and fundraiser with Glory is discussed. 

http://mmajunkie.com/2017/08/saint-columbanus-food-pantry-to-receive-portion-of-glory-44-ticket-sales

 

“How to disrupt the cycle of poverty and crime”

Daily Herald

July 10, 2017

http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170710/how-to-disrupt-the-cycle-of-poverty-and-crime

Olivia Clarke wrote about how the business community can help Chicago communities in need and discussed Park Manor and St. Columbanus.

 

“Have Faith, Millennials”

WBUR

July 6, 2017

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/07/06/have-faith-millennials

Fr. Matt discussed faith, Millennials and being a priest.

 

“After Years of Indoor Recess, South Side Kids Get a Playground They Deserve”

DNAInfo Chicago

June 23, 2017

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170623/chatham/after-years-of-indoor-recess-south-side-kids-get-playground-they-deserve?utm_content=buffera6e7c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=DNAinfoCHI

Our playground and the work of our volunteers is profiled.

 

“Column: New playground at Park Manor school gives kids something new -- recess”

Chicago Tribune

June 22, 2017

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-tolton-playground-mary-schmich-met-20170621-column,amp.html

Columnist Mary Schmich described St. Columbanus and the importance of Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy’s new playground to our scholars.

 

“Park Manor Getting New Playground, Outdoor Learning Space”

CBS Chicago/WBBM Newsradio

June 22, 2017

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/22/new-park-manor-playground-augustus-tolton-academy/

Our playground and the work of our volunteers is described.

 

“Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids”

NBC Chicago

June 22, 2017

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/making-a-difference/Making-a-Difference-Building-a-Playground-Chicago-430179453.html

Fr. Matt talked about the playground and school and what makes our community special.

 

“The God Squad: The Next Generation of Catholic Priests”

Time (Behind Paywall)

June 8, 2017

http://time.com/4810485/next-generation-of-catholic-priests/

Fr. Matt discussed being a priest at St. Columbanus and what he enjoys most about the priesthood.

 

“Together, We Are Tolton”

South Side Weekly

June 6, 2017

https://southsideweekly.com/together-we-are-tolton/

Fr. Matt wrote about the exciting projects and work occurring at Tolton Academy.

 

“How businesses can help fight Chicago violence with servant leadership”

Chicago Business Journal

May 25, 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2017/05/25/how-businesses-can-help-fight-chicago-violence.html

Olivia Clarke wrote about the challenges St. Columbanus and Tolton Academy face and how the business community can help.

 

“Cardinal Cupich Spreads Message of Hope on Easter Sunday”

NBC Chicago

April 16, 2017

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/easter-sunday-cupich-chicago-419576033.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

Cardinal Cupich attended Easter Sunday Mass at St. Columbanus

 

“Cardinal Cupich gives Easter blessing to families victimized by violence”

Chicago Tribune

April 16, 2017

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-easter-sunday-mass-cardinal-cupich-20170416-story.html

Cardinal Cupich prayed at our church for those impacted by violence.

 

“Chicagoans celebrate Easter Sunday with Mass, eggrolls”

ABC 7 Chicago

April 16, 2017

http://abc7chicago.com/religion/chicagoans-celebrate-easter-sunday-with-mass-egg-rolls-bunnies/1881757/

Cardinal Cupich’s visit and his prayers on Easter were profiled.