| 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,...
| 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,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way.
That could make Cardinal Francis...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:47 PM
The man reported to be the next archbishop of Chicago, like the ailing cardinal he would replace, opposes same-sex marriage and, in his two previous jobs as bishop, has been outspoken in his advocacy for the poor.
But unlike Francis George, Blase Cupich...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was introduced this morning as Chicago’s next archbishop, succeeding the cancer-stricken Cardinal Francis George as leader of the area’s two million Roman Catholics.
His introduction followed an...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The Vatican on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
In an announcement by the Vatican at about 5 a.m. Chicago time, the Roman Catholic Church said it...