| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:58 PM
St. Bernadette Catholic School in Evergreen Park is the sixth elementary school in the Chicago Archdiocese named as being slated to close at the end of the school year, with more possibly joining that list before the end of the month.
Families and staff...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Six elementary schools in the Chicago Archdiocese are slated to close at the end of the school year, and more could join that list before the end of the month, officials said Thursday.
Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, superintendent of Chicago Catholic...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:35 AM
A Catholic school in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Southeast Side is the latest to be identified as one of a half-dozen schools slated for closing by the Chicago archdiocese this year.
Krista Wilkinson, principal of St. Florian Catholic School,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Two of the simplest words in the English language and for Verne Lundquist they represent one the veteran broadcaster’s most cherished moments.
“It has to be the 1986 Masters,” said Lundquist, 73, when asked to name his...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them.
And now, apparently, so has...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:14 PM
LEBANON, Pa. — It had been six years since the Rev. Frank Schaefer officiated at the wedding of his son, Tim, to another man — long enough that he rarely thought about the ceremony anymore.
Long enough that he didn't expect it to become an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:09 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses.
| Oct 18, 2013
— Before the sun rose too high above the guard tower one recent morning, prisoner Juan Meneses finished his daily gardening routine, raced across campus and bounded into theology class 15 minutes late.
Meneses, 35, didn't have time to take his...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Cathy Lynn Grossman reports for the Religion News Service that for the first time in a long time, the number of men entering the priesthood is increasing:
WASHINGTON (RNS) After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the...
| Jun 12, 2013
Maria Elvira Giusti de Gutierrez of Calexico said she believes it is important and necessary to send all three of her children to Catholic school for the academic excellence and morals they receive.
Tuition for that excellence and those morals come at...