| Apr 25, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Making a saint. It happens in Rome. But the truth is, all Catholics everywhere have the power to pray to and put forth a saint. The process began for Pope John Paul II when a sickly nun said he cured her of Parkinson's that sets the stage for...
| May 2, 2011
While he was pope, John Paul II canonized 482 people and beatified more than 1,300. On Sunday, he will be beatified, a key step on his own road to possible sainthood.
/ The Catholic Church recognizes two types of saints: Confessors and martyrs....
| Aug 20, 2010
Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland.
1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday for Fred Rice, Chicago's first African-American police superintendent.
Viewing will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 9:38 PM
SOUTH BEND — When a man snatched a young woman’s iPad in a Chicago coffee shop Saturday afternoon, Jose Capeles took off after him.
It didn’t matter that the South Bend police officer was off-duty, touring downtown Chicago, wearing...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 4:59 PM
On the eve of Valentine's Day, Helen Moshak pinned rainbow ribbons to her white knit cap and returned to the Roman Catholic Church she left five years ago, dismayed by its opposition to gay marriage when two of her three children are gay.
| Nov 27, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Roman Catholics across the United States followed a new translation of the Mass today that includes several changes to prayers and responses that the faithful have recited for decades.
The revisions proved challenging for parishioners and priests alike....
| Feb 4, 2009
Flames were shooting from the roof of Holy Name Cathedral this morning.
Fire Cmdr. Will Knight said the fire was located in the cockloft, or pitched area of the roof. He said he could not yet judge how severe damage was.
At least six fire trucks were on...
| Feb 5, 2009
As officials investigated an attic fire Wednesday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, the Roman Catholic archdiocese began cleaning up the water-damaged sanctuary and devastated parishioners struggled with the news that they would be displaced from their...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 8:53 PM
Weekend masses and weddings will resume Aug. 30 at Holy Name Cathedral, which has been closed for repairs since February, officials from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Friday.
Daily weekday masses will remain in the auditorium of the cathedral'...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:43 AM
Even as the Volstead Act went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on this date, only the naive really thought Prohibition would do away with alcohol consumption.
Chicago's gangsters, crooked cops, corrupt politicians and the booze-consuming public all conspired to...
| Dec 10, 2009
CHICAGO, December 9, 2009 Chicago's Very Own Holidays 2009, a new, original half-hour local production, will offer a nostalgic look back at Chicago Christmases past. It will premiere on December 20 from 8:30-9pm, with encores on Christmas Eve,...