| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Chicago police are trying to figure out who opened fire and struck a school bus carrying children on the Far South Side Friday.
Police responded to reports of criminal damage to a bus at Our Lady of Guadalupe School just before 8 a.m. When they arrived,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:07 AM
The 11th Annual Gala of the Arts Fundraiser hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will take place on Friday, September 7 in Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue. The fundraiser will support Catholic Charities' ongoing...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has stepped in the ring on Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy in a blog post, criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.”
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:46 PM
When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come.
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:57 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:31 PM
A man who served as an altar boy at a Mount Greenwood Roman Catholic parish claims in a lawsuit filed today that he was molested by a priest in the 1980s.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a plaintiff listed as “John Doe,” claims that Fr....
| Mar 27, 2007
The story of how St. Martin of Tours fell off his high horse began as any good yarn might: on a dark and stormy night.
The morning after that early October windstorm, the roofline sculpture of St. Martin had vanished from its perch over the Chicago...
| Sep 3, 2008
Long scorned by victims' advocates for not doing enough to help survivors of clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has tried to make up for lost time and lost souls.
On Tuesday, the archdiocese launched an unprecedented counseling...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 8:01 PM
A charity founded in 2006 by legendary Bears running back Gale Sayers has collected more than $581,000 in contributions yet failed to fulfill its stated mission to open a state-of-the-art facility offering after-school programs to Chicago children....
| Mar 28, 2010
The Rev. John Cusick is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. I met him some years ago but have seen him in church only once, when he baptized a now-5-year-old of my very dear acquaintance.
I have spent a lot of time on golf courses with him. He is a...
| Jun 8, 2008
My high school reunion was going amazingly well when the principal called us into a lecture hall.
For the previous hour or so, we had shared hugs and laughs, repeatedly gushing, "You look the saaaame!" as we caught up on the 25 years that had passed...