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Chicago's Retired Cardinal Francis George Dies At 78

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

Cardinal Francis George, the former archbishop of Chicago, died Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with kidney cancer. George's successor...

Chicago's Archbishop Cupich Says Will Not Deny Pro-Choice Politicians Communion

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion

Less than two weeks into his new job as the leader of Chicago’s 2.2 million Catholics, Blase Cupich sat down with CBS News to share his opinions on ...

Archbishop Publicity

Martin Marty | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Chicago's two metro papers devoted front pages and much more for two days: "Blase Cupich Installed as 9th Archbishop of Chicago." Two full pages of pictures and an eight-page special section bannered, "Catholics at a Crossroads." Which they are.

New Chicago Archbishop Decries Abuse

AP | Don Babwin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) -- Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop's staff and relinquished the chair ...

New Chicago Archbishop Set To Assume Leadership

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) -- The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics will begin with a knock on a door. ...

Major Archdiocese Releases Files Showing How It Hid Sex Abuse

AP | Don Babwin & Tammy Webber | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago on Thursday released thousands of internal documents showing how it hid the sexual abuse of children by 36 ...

New Chicago Archbishop Won't Live In $14.3 Million Cardinal's Mansion

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

Chicago’s incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich is foregoing the archdiocese’s lavish $14.3 million Cardinal’s Mansion for humbler digs. The Chic...

Direction Of U.S. Catholic Church May Hinge On Pope Francis' Choice

AP | Rachel Zoll | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

(AP) When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope co...

Major Archdiocese Releasing Sex Abuse Files

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago will on Wednesday hand thousands of pages documenting clergy sex abuse allegations to victims' attorneys w...

Chicago Archdiocese Cutting Jobs, Closing Schools

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced on Wednesday that it had suffered setback...

Chicago Archdiocese Reaches $3.2M Settlement In Another Sex Abuse Suit

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the family of another sex abuse victim of former priest Daniel McCormack. The...

Will Father Michael Pfleger Leave Chicago?

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist priest suspended by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says he'll start preaching at other churches if he's not rei...

WATCH: Parishioners Outraged Over Rev. Pfleger's Suspension

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Rev. Michael Pfleger protested outside of Cardinal Francis George's Chicago mansion Thursday, outraged that the cardinal decided suspend...

Rev. Pfleger Suspended By Chicago Archdiocese

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign has been suspende...

Cardinal George: Gay Marriage Supporters Have 'Lost Touch' With The Human Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Chuck Colbert, Windy City Times The Catholic spiritual leader of Chicago visited Boston College recently, where a doctoral student pressed Cardin...

Study: Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Employed Pedophile Priests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study conducted by three local advocacy groups paints a devastating picture of abuse by priests and other clergy within Chicago--showing that mo...

Spiritually Bankrupt

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dan Rather

In various dioceses across the United States, church leaders are going to great lengths to avoid making amends with the same victims of sex abuse they claim to be trying to make peace with.

Roman Catholic Church One Of Chicago Region's Biggest Employers

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Roman Catholic Church may be a spiritual force, but it's also a staggering economic force, directly responsible for at least 75,000 jobs in the Ch...

Rev. Michael Pfleger Apologizes For Saying Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, Women Should Be Able To Become Priests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign is apologizi...

Another Suit Filed Against Catholic Priest, This Time Not For Sex Abuse

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's more legal trouble for the Catholic Church -- except this time it doesn't involve sex abuse. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

Janine Denomme, Woman Ordained As Catholic Priest, Denied Catholic Burial By Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who devoted her life to the Catholic Church and advocated that the church accept women as priests died Monday, and now the church will...

Archdiocese Intervenes In Health Care Forum At Church, Bars Democratic Congressman From Speaking

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago intervened in a planned "health care reform forum" at Oak Park's Ascension Parish after learning the event was being co-spo...

Religion And Politics: Chicago Archdiocese Joins Health Care Debate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As he tangles with Democratic Party leaders over the direction of health care reform, particularly relating to abortion, Cardinal Francis George can s...

Catholic Church-Affiliated Publisher Apologizes For Prayer Honoring Ted Kennedy

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A religious publisher affiliated with the Archdiocese of Chicago has apologized for authoring a prayer that lavished praise on the late Ted Kennedy, w...

Sex Abuse Claims Cost Chicago Archdiocese Nearly $100 Million

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sex abuse claims have cost the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago almost $100 million this decade, a church financial report shows. The sum reflects law...