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  • Victims get look at archdiocese's newly released priest sex abuse files

    Victims get look at archdiocese's newly released priest sex abuse files
    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....
  • In Highwood, a prayer for veterans and peace

    In Highwood, a prayer for veterans and peace
    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...
  • Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations

    Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations
    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...
  • A good prelate, a good man

       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,...
  • 'You are my legacy,' Cardinal George tells flock in last Mass as archbishop

    'You are my legacy,' Cardinal George tells flock in last Mass as archbishop
    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...
  • Abuse allegations against former St. Francis Xavier priest dated back to 1954

    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....
  • In fundraising pitch, George says Catholic schools in his will

    In fundraising pitch, George says Catholic schools in his will
    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...
  • Ailing Cardinal George upbeat about Catholic Charities, retirement

    Ailing Cardinal George upbeat about Catholic Charities, retirement
    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...
  • Man accused in killing of girlfriend, daughter sobs in court as injuries detailed

    Man accused in killing of girlfriend, daughter sobs in court as injuries detailed
    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.   Extra...
  • Charges filed in slaying of mom and daughter, 7

    Charges filed in slaying of mom and daughter, 7
    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,...
  • Blase Cupich and Chicago: The job that awaits

    Blase Cupich and Chicago: The job that awaits
    "Pray hard." —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...