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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

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  • New sculpture in Niles to be dedicated to St. John Paul II

     New sculpture in Niles to be dedicated to St. John Paul II
    Catholic Cemeteries will dedicate a new 32-foot sculpture at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles honoring Pope John Paul II, in light of his 2014 declaration as a saint. "People have been driving by it, stopping, getting out of their cars and walking up to it...
  • Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment

     Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment
    Cardinal Francis George will miss a planned trip to Rome in October to instead receive treatment for cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday. George had planned to visit Rome to meet with Pope Francis and for other meetings, said archdiocese...
  • Chicago Archdiocese removes pastor from list of accused priests

    Chicago Archdiocese removes pastor from list of accused priests
    The former pastor of Schaumburg's St. Matthew Catholic Church has been removed from a list of priests facing substantiated accusations of sexual misconduct, but a lawsuit in which a man claims the priest abused him as a child is still moving ahead....
  • Catholic graduates at a disadvantage for city jobs

    There are more than 11,500 students attending Catholic high schools throughout the city of Chicago. I have experienced firsthand their intelligence, work ethic, optimism and solid moral foundation. Unfortunately, due to the city of Chicago’s...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • Hundreds attend emotionally charged meeting on firing of church's gay music director

    Hundreds attend emotionally charged meeting on firing of church's gay music director
    In an emotionally charged meeting Wednesday, parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church in northwest suburban Inverness voiced opinions over the firing of their longtime music director, who lost his job after announcing his engagement to his male partner...
  • Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage

    Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage
    Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Alumni remember lifelong friendships made at shuttered Catholic school

    Alumni remember lifelong friendships made at shuttered Catholic school
    Decades ago, Bill Abernathy and his nine siblings attended Santa Maria del Popolo School in Mundelein. Paul Kasting and his seven siblings went there, too. It was only right then that they got their band, Silver Machine, together to bid a proper goodbye...
  • Catholic schools targeted for closing rally support

    Catholic schools targeted for closing rally support
    When Jennifer Hodge became principal at Our Lady of Victory two years ago, enrollment at the school had dropped to an all-time low of 91 students. But she felt confident she could turn around the prekindergarten to eighth-grade school, which had been part...
  • Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal

     Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal
    A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner. Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before...