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  • Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory

    Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Archdiocese releasing child sex abuse files on 36 more priests

    Chicago Archdiocese releasing child sex abuse files on 36 more priests
    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...
  • 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....
  • Corrections and clarifications for Friday, 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...
  • Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School to close

    Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School to close
    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:...
  • Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district

    Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district
    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...
  • Cardinal George honors area Catholics for their service

    Cardinal George honors area Catholics for their service
    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...
  • 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...
  • In Chicago, some see next archbishop as a 'breath of fresh air'

    In Chicago, some see next archbishop as a 'breath of fresh air'
    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...