| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:42 PM
A Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza was notable both for its casual tone and its enthusiasm.
About 40 young adults stood in a circle under the flamingo sculpture, sang contemporary Christian music with acoustic-guitar accompaniment and added a...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Cardinal Francis George will ordain 12 new priests this weekend, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Monday morning, including five men from the Chicago area.
The archdiocese said the new priests will serve in parishes in Chicago, Blue Island,...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
The Archdiocese of Chicago will add seven permanent deacons to its ranks Sunday at a service officiated by Cardinal Francis George. Another deacon was ordained last weekend.
The eight new deacons, seven from suburban parishes and one from Chicago,...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled.
Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor.
Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
| 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...