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  • Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal

     Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal
    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...
  • Chicago archdiocese seeking to house child refugees

    Chicago archdiocese seeking to house child refugees
    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...
  • Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children

    Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children
    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...
  • Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class

    Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class
    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...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    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...
  • Cardinal meets with gay church employee who was fired

    Cardinal meets with gay church employee who was fired
    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...
  • Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous

    Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous
    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...
  • Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment

     Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment
    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...
  • Chicago Archdiocese removes pastor from list of accused priests

    Chicago Archdiocese removes pastor from list of accused priests
    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....
  • Alumni remember lifelong friendships made at shuttered Catholic school

    Alumni remember lifelong friendships made at shuttered Catholic school
    Decades ago, Bill Abernathy and his nine siblings attended Santa Maria del Popolo School in Mundelein. Paul Kasting and his seven siblings went there, too. It was only right then that they got their band, Silver Machine, together to bid a proper goodbye...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...