| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Cardinal Francis George never could have predicted the challenges American Catholics would face today, a half-century after the nation elected its first Roman Catholic president and the church called George to become a priest.
Abortion had not yet...
| Dec 12, 2013
A priest during Sunday’s 12:30pm mass at the Holy Name Cathedral mentioned that there would be two collections: the first regular one for the needs of the local church, the second annual for the needs of the whole church in the United States. He...
| Oct 14, 2013
The night before the Chicago Marathon many runners participated in the 5:15 pm Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, celebrated by Father John Boivin. His homily focused on both the diversity and unity displayed by the large group that attended the evening...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Graceland Cemetery, which spreads majestically across 125 acres north and east from the corner of Clark Street and Irving Park Boulevard, is an easy place to spend an entire day, wandering among the more than 100,000 people spending eternity there....
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| May 19, 2013
When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago.
The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Nancy Nall asked a pretty good question the other day about Roger Ebert's funeral being held at Holy Name Cathedral: How (did) a man who wrote, “I cannot believe in God” (qualify) for a cathedral sendoff...? He certainly lived a......
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Four-month-old Jordyn Rose was baptized Sunday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. But on Saturday, she was rescued in a different way.
What started out as normal crying turned into her parents' nightmare when Jordyn's face turned white, her lips grew...
| Feb 25, 2013
As Cardinal Francis George prepares to leave this week for the Vatican to elect a new pope, several soon-to-be Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago said the coinciding of their decision to convert with a historic moment for the church heightens...
| Apr 14, 2013
Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago.
Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 12:18 PM
On a divinely spring Easter Sunday, Catholics turned out en masse at Holy Name Cathedral to celebrate the holiday with Cardinal Francis George, newly returned from helping select the new pope at the Vatican in Rome.
Speaking to a standing room-only...