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  • Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints

    Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints
    Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and...
  • New priest abuse documents detail Chicago archdiocese wrongdoing

    New priest abuse documents detail Chicago archdiocese wrongdoing
    CHICAGO — Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The...
  • Priest abuse victims coping with pain: 'Horrible that they kept all this a secret'

    Priest abuse victims coping with pain: 'Horrible that they kept all this a secret'
    Joe Iacono wants to read the letters by himself so he can deal with the pain in private. Jim Laarveld wants to be by his son's side when Keith Laarveld sees the files for the first time. But Diana Houston laments that her son John took his life...
  • Sources: DCFS investigating alleged sexual incident at Hales Franciscan

    Sources: DCFS investigating alleged sexual incident at Hales Franciscan
    An investigation at Hales Franciscan High School involves more than sexually explicit pictures passed among students, with child welfare officials also looking into allegations of a sexual incident at the South Side school and whether it was properly...
  • Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M

    Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man now in his early 20s who alleged he was repeatedly sexually abused by a notorious former pastor of a West Side Catholic church about a decade ago, the man's attorneys...
  • Priest steps aside from Lakeview parish after allegation of sexual misconduct

    Priest steps aside from Lakeview parish after allegation of sexual misconduct
    The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today. Rev....
  • Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza

    Diversity, enthusiasm pulse through Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza
    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...
  • Upbeat George to continue public life 'as long as I am able'

    Upbeat George to continue public life 'as long as I am able'
    An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment. The comments come a day after the...
  • Don Reuben, 1928-2014

    Don Reuben, 1928-2014
    Don Reuben, considered one of the country's foremost experts on libel law during his years as a Chicago attorney, maintained an enviable client list of powerful city institutions. Mr. Reuben provided legal counsel to media interests including the...
  • 2 Catholic schools spared closing after fundraising efforts

    2 Catholic schools spared closing after fundraising efforts
    The Archdiocese of Chicago has granted a reprieve to two of the six struggling Catholic schools slated to close by the end of the schools, according to clergy and parents at both schools. St. Christopher Catholic School in Midlothian and Our Lady of...
  • Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day

    Weather fallout for Monday: Schools shutting down for day
    Chicago Public Schools has called off school for its 400,000 students Monday because of the extreme cold and high winds forecast for the region, a decision that many other schools and public institutions across the area are making for similar reasons....