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  • 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

    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...
  • New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest

    New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest
    Another person has come forward saying he was fondled by Daniel McCormack, the former Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing boys at his West Side parish. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, an unidentified...
  • 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....
  • George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits

    George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits
    More than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year. "The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said. "We feel sometimes we should charge...
  • Chicago's first archbishop was 'good prelate, good man'

    Chicago's first archbishop was 'good prelate, good man'
    When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago. The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
  • After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities

    After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities
    A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “We’re not trying to say...
  • Archdiocese launches online classes for middle, high school students

    Archdiocese launches online classes for middle, high school students
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago on Tuesday announced that it has begun offering online courses to its tens of thousands of middle and high school students as part of a partnership with a private firm. Courses, many of which students can...