| Nov 15, 2013
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:17 PM
During a four-hour visit to a church near Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis shared with parishioners some of the finer points of his résumé, including a stint working as a bouncer.
The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that the pope told a...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Should Isaac Serotta, rabbi at Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism in Highland Park, ever return to Rome, it will be hard to top his first trip there.
Traveling last month with 19 Chicago-area rabbis as part of the Jewish United Fund Rabbinic...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Pope Francis, who's become known for being frugal and down to earth, must be blushing. The pontiff's Q rating is soaring with his status as Time's Person of the Year and the results of two new popularity polls.
U.S. Catholics approve of the pope more...
| Nov 24, 2013
The glimmer of hope came in a letter from her priest published in the parish bulletin. Since then, Virginia Mann, a sporadic churchgoer for more than 40 years, hasn't missed a weekly Mass at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in Lincoln Square.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Heads likely won't spin and demons probably won't hover as Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield offers prayers for exorcism Wednesday in opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn's planned signing of Illinois' same-sex marriage bill....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Three unidentified young men who say they were abused by Daniel McCormack, a defrocked Catholic priest who in 2007 pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual assault, each filed separate lawsuits Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
A $3.15 million settlement has been reached in a sexual abuse claim of a victim who said he was abused by the then-Rev. Daniel McCormack, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to multiple counts of criminal sexual assault.
The victim filed the lawsuit in 2010...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there.
But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding.
Eight of the groups decided to...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The path of social and political activism undertaken by many American nuns over the past 50 years is the subject of "Band of Sisters." Mary Fishman's admiring docu is more a general survey than a detailed history or portrait of individual personalities...