| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Chicago's 2.2 million Roman Catholics on Saturday met their next leader, a man who seems to embody Pope Francis' message that the church must turn away from culture wars in favor of pursuing its pastoral mission to society's least fortunate.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois criticized Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for agreeing to present a leadership award at an upcoming event for an abortion-rights political action committee.
In a statement from the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today said he's following his conscience by presenting an award at an upcoming event for an abortion rights political action committee, a move that prompted Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois to...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
| May 16, 2011
| 10:26 AM
Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor.
The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:55 PM
Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall on Monday, calling for change and challenging Chicagoans to share in the work — and the pain — that lies ahead.
On a crisp morning in picturesque Millennium Park, a landmark achievement of Richard M....
| May 21, 2011
| 3:34 PM
In a twist on Biblical symbolism, the flock welcomed the shepherd back into the fold today, as the Rev. Michael Pfleger returned to St. Sabina Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side.
Parishioners and visitors applauded his return as pastor and...
| May 22, 2011
| 5:13 PM
For the Rev. Michael Pfleger, returning to the pulpit of St. Sabina Catholic Church to celebrate Mass today, his 62nd birthday, was a holy blessing.
“God gave me the greatest gift of all,” Pfleger said to a standing ovation of more than 1,000...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 12:13 PM
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....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:07 AM
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...