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  • Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley

    Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley
    Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after a long fight with cancer, will be remembered during a public ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, a family spokeswoman said today. The public wake will begin at noon and end at...
  • Roman Catholics in U.S. get new translation of Roman missal

    Roman Catholics in U.S. get new translation of Roman missal
    Roman Catholics across the United States followed a new translation of the Mass today that includes several changes to prayers and responses that the faithful have recited for decades. The revisions proved challenging for parishioners and priests alike....
  • A last farewell to Maggie Daley: 'Our mother loved the simple joys'

    A last farewell to Maggie Daley: 'Our mother loved the simple joys'
    Patrick Daley, Maggie Daley's only son, recalled how his mother encouraged her children to explore new cultures. She was "respectful of tradition, but not bound by it," Patrick Daley said, speaking for himself and his two sisters, Nora Daley Conroy and...
  • Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes

    Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes
    Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
  • Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan

    Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has never been shy about expressing his views on divisive issues like abortion rights and civil unions for same-sex couples. But gay rights groups say the Chicago archbishop crossed the line when he compared the...
  • Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry

    Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry
    What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
  • Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate

    Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate
    The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
  • Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

    Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal
    Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty....
  • Cardinal celebrates reopening of Our Lady of the Angels church

    Cardinal celebrates reopening of Our Lady of the Angels church
    An energetic, emotional crowd of about 400 worshipers gathered Saturday to commemorate the reopening of Our Lady of Angels Church in West Humboldt Park, once one of Chicago’s largest parishes before a 1958 fire that killed 95 people contributed to...
  • Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK

    Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan. "I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused," George said in an interview with the Tribune. "Particularly...
  • Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese

    Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese
    Preparing to submit his mandatory letter of resignation to the pope, Cardinal Francis George named a new chief operating officer for the archdiocese on Tuesday, and announced other key changes to local governance. The Rev. Peter Snieg will become...