| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Lawyers for Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Springfield, Peoria and Joliet are seeking an emergency injunction that would protect religious agencies who turn away unmarried couples who want to become foster parents -- including couples in civil...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Hundreds of Chicago area schools will remain closed Thursday for the second straight day as an arctic freeze grips the snow-battled region.
From Chicago to Gurnee and Naperville, school superintendents cancelled classes as they cited impassable roads,...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:57 PM
An energetic, emotional crowd of about 400 worshipers gathered Saturday to commemorate the reopening of Our Lady of Angels Church in West Humboldt Park, once one of Chicago’s largest parishes before a 1958 fire that killed 95 people contributed to...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:49 PM
A retired priest has been reminded that he is restricted from public ministry at a Northfield parish until the Archdiocese of Chicago can substantiate an allegation of sexual misconduct dating to the 1970s.
The Rev. George Klein, the retired priest in...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:43 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named two Chicago priests to serve as auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Andrew Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and the Rev. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, will...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Seeking to replenish coffers that have covered the costs of construction, clergy misconduct and parish operations, the Archdiocese of Chicago is exploring a number of options to raise more money, including the sale of private bonds to investors.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The group that runs local Catholic cemeteries is offering as many as 300 graves for bodies held at the Cook County medical examiner’s office, officials said today.
The offer by the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:25 PM
A Chicago-area man said his 81-year-old father who passed away last month was entombed in the wrong crypt at a Des Plaines cemetery, which has apologized for the mix-up.
Natale Bavaro was 81 when he was interred on Jan. 7 at All Saints Cemetery, said...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools.
Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The parents of a hearing-impaired girl have sued St. Scholastica High School after the girl was expelled for discipline problems that included not listening to her teachers.
Aamed Pryor and Niya Jackson claim staff at the West Rogers Park Catholic school...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:52 PM
The state has declined to renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, possibly ending a historic partnership initiated by the Roman Catholic Church a half-century ago and potentially severing the relationship...