| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Newly installed Archbishop Blase Cupich has declined to add Chicago police officers to his existing security detail at Holy Name Cathedral's rectory, where he resides.
Colleen Dolan, the Archdiocese of Chicago director of communications and public...
| 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 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 6, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Cardinal Francis George on Thursday said the public release of the internal files of 36 priests accused of sexually abusing children shows the church’s “commitment to transparency” in one of the most disturbing chapters in the Roman...
| 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....
| Oct 31, 2014
Thursday's Page One story about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's European tour misidentified Eugene Izotov. He is the CSO's principal oboist.
A map in Thursday's main news section detailing Archdiocese of Chicago schools scheduled for consolidation...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:07 PM
At Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School in Des Plaines, parents said they aren't sure what's next for their kids now that their school is shutting its doors.
Tom Ramsden, 43, of Des Plaines, summed up his reaction to the closure news with one word:...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
In one of Cardinal Francis George’s final acts before retirement, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago will shutter seven elementary schools and consolidate six more by next school year, church officials announced Wednesday.
George said the...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Just weeks from retirement, Cardinal Francis George presided over an annual awards ceremony Sunday afternoon that honored more than 200 individuals, couples and families from 147 parishes in Cook and Lake counties.
Most of the honorees were bestowed the...
| 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...
| 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...