| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has stepped in the ring on Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy in a blog post, criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.”
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, with its chicken-munching supporters and vuvuzela-tooting protesters, has come and gone. So, is the chain’s role in the gay marriage debate going to wind down? Hardly.
A since-deleted tweet from evangelical Christian...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:46 PM
When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that: "focusing on constitutional law, it is representing 79 Members of Congress in submitting amicus briefs in 12 separate lawsuits brought by more than 40 Catholic organizations challenging a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:12 PM
The next steps for Francis Cardinal George as he faces another battle with cancer. We spoke with a local oncologist who helped explain the type of treatment the cardinal will begin next week, and the side effects he'll likely experience.
It's been six...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:18 PM
A bus transporting students to a Far South Side parochial school was believed to have been hit by gunfire this morning as the vehicle was picking up children in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said.
Neither the driver nor any of the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Chicago police are trying to figure out who opened fire and struck a school bus carrying children on the Far South Side Friday.
Police responded to reports of criminal damage to a bus at Our Lady of Guadalupe School just before 8 a.m. When they arrived,...
| Sep 30, 2012
On the eighth floor of the Daley Center, behind a locked metal door, is a narrow room known as the vault.
Within its walls reside files that Cook County Circuit Court judges have ordered hidden from the public, something they have done hundreds of...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
| May 22, 2012
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration's mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost of...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:41 AM
To some extent Chicago's massive Catholic school system appears to have benefitted from the problems at Chicago Public Schools
The superintendent of Catholic schools reports that enrollment at the elementary school level is up. But depending on...