| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The former pastor of Schaumburg's St. Matthew Catholic Church has been removed from a list of priests facing substantiated accusations of sexual misconduct, but a lawsuit in which a man claims the priest abused him as a child is still moving ahead....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:08 PM
There are more than 11,500 students attending Catholic high schools throughout the city of Chicago. I have experienced firsthand their intelligence, work ethic, optimism and solid moral foundation.
Unfortunately, due to the city of Chicago’s...