| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The Vatican on Saturday is expected to name a successor to the ailing Cardinal Francis George, choosing a relative moderate from Washington state who has been outspoken on society’s need to care more for the poor but also had a leading role in the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:59 PM
A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner.
Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The Archdiocese of Chicago will seek federal permission to temporarily house some of the children who have breached the country’s southern border in recent weeks, Roman Catholic officials said Wednesday.
“The archdiocese is definitely...
| Jul 17, 2014
The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:00 PM
When Jennifer Hodge became principal at Our Lady of Victory two years ago, enrollment at the school had dropped to an all-time low of 91 students. But she felt confident she could turn around the prekindergarten to eighth-grade school, which had been part...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:56 AM
A music director at a suburban church who was fired after he became engaged to his same-sex partner has met with Cardinal Francis George and said the men prayed together.
Colin Collette, who recently was let go from his job at Holy Family Catholic...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Cardinal Francis George will miss a planned trip to Rome in October to instead receive treatment for cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday.
George had planned to visit Rome to meet with Pope Francis and for other meetings, said archdiocese...