| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The release Thursday of once-secret files of priests accused of child sex abuse offered a chance for victims like David Lasley to finally learn how the Archdiocese of Chicago had handled their allegations.
Lasley was a 12-year-old altar boy at St....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
St. James Catholic School held its 10th annual Veterans Day Prayer Service at the church in Highwood, amid hopes the tradition will continue next year after the planned merger with Holy Cross School in Deerfield.
About 150 students, families and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:11 AM
They were among the most popular and influential priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Robert Kealy was a lawyer who handled sex abuse claims against priests, R. Peter Bowman was a former high-ranking church administrator and John Calicott was a...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:16 PM
When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago.
The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Presiding over his final Mass as archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George gave his departing message Sunday to parishioners in Cook and Lake counties: "You are my legacy."
George, whose failing health from cancer has made it difficult for him to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A Catholic priest who served Wilmette’s St. Francis Xavier church from 1974 to 1984 became embroiled in multiple sex abuse allegations after he retired from the church in 1992, according to documents released Thursday by the Archdiocese of Chicago....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Cardinal Francis George has announced that he has written Chicago's Roman Catholic schools into his will.
"While waiting for the Pope's appointment of the ninth Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich, I reflected often on our Church in Chicago...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Even as he struggled to walk with crutches, Cardinal Francis George appeared at the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago's annual meeting this afternoon.
George said he can face retirement Nov. 18 with ease knowing that the organization is...
| 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.
| 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 21, 2014
| 4:52 PM
—Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, texting a Spokane priest who congratulated him on his papal appointment in Chicago.
What kind of archbishop will Blase Cupich be? The question swept this metropolis over the weekend, and not...