| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:19 PM
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.
George, who retired as...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:58 AM
In what one religious education expert calls a "probably unprecedented" move, a 10-year priest in Sauk Village is establishing a college-prep school he hopes to house in Chicago Heights and teach under the motto "Not a crowd, but a community."
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for a battery of tests since doctors stopped treating his cancer more than a month ago.
George, who retired as archbishop in November, was admitted Sunday and...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:27 PM
A day after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that Cardinal Francis George was back in the hospital, Archbishop Blase Cupich said that his predecessor was in good spirits.
"He was very good to talk to, as he always is," Cupich told reporters after...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:27 PM
Twenty-four hours before a number of Roman Catholic schools learned they wouldn't be open for another school year, the Rev. Dan Fallon found out that St. Cornelius Catholic School was on the closing list. Then the Chicago Archdiocese offered the parish...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:41 PM
After announcing that 13 Roman Catholic schools will close or consolidate by the end of the school year, the Chicago Archdiocese confirmed Tuesday that Archbishop Blase Cupich has suggested six more schools on the Northwest Side collaborate starting in...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:18 PM
Recently (Jan. 1) I attended the funeral mass of a renowned and well-respected priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Father David J. Mulvihill died Dec. 28 at 68 years old). He was also a beloved acquaintance of mine.
Representation by the church at...
| Nov 15, 2014
On Tuesday, Chicago's Roman Catholics will see Blase Cupich installed as archbishop, an event that's happened only six other times in a century.
The story of three of his predecessors — who served during the crises-filled years from World War II...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Roman Catholics across the Chicago area flocked to their parishes Sunday, expressing hope that their next archbishop, Blase Cupich, will be an extension of Pope Francis by welcoming more voices on matters such as same-sex marriage and helping to heal...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Friends say Ania Kosinska had a troubled relationship with her boyfriend, Maciej Kotlinski, but the two remained living together with two daughters in their Northwest Side home.
On Sunday, Kotlinski stabbed and slashed Kosinska and 7-year-old Victoria,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter during a rampage inside their Northwest Side home began sobbing Tuesday in Cook County court as a prosecutor detailed the horrific injuries suffered by the child.