| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
“We’re not trying to say...
| Sep 24, 2013
As a former priest of the Chicago Archdiocese trained in the Second Vatican teachings and process, I am so embarrassed to hear Cardinal George speak on social issues of the day. His constant "correcting" or "admonishment" of those who take hope and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Another person has come forward saying he was fondled by Daniel McCormack, the former Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing boys at his West Side parish.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, an unidentified...
| Sep 4, 2013
Columnist Rex W. Huppke honored a Catholic priest, Rev. Matt Foley, in the September 1 issue of the Tribune (“From Afghanistan to Arlington Heights, Catholic priest finds perspective”). In the wake of the devastating sexual scandal the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Across the spectrum of faith, religious leaders of the North Shore are looking out on their congregations and noticing an alarming trend: more gray hair.
In response to aging demographics, pastors and rabbis have been ramping up efforts to attract young...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Employees at Palos Community Hospital are helping people in financial trouble gain access to work training, health care and education via a local chapter of the United Way.
The Palos Heights hospital was recently honored for the fourth straight year...
| 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,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:28 PM
— Pope Francis continued on Tuesday to remind his flock of the duty to protect all of creation and embrace the poor.
Cardinal Francis George intends to carry that call back with him to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago when he returns...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago aldermen have proposed a compromise to religious leaders who say that paying their water bill after decades of a blanket exemption will rob them of the resources necessary to provide social services.
On Sunday, city...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago for the first time during Mass on Sunday will be asked to pray for Francis the bishop in Chicago and Francis the pope in Rome.
"That was a complete surprise he would choose that name," Cardinal Francis...
| Mar 4, 2013
Budget cuts announced Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Chicago signal that the area's Roman Catholics are entering a period of austerity when there will be less money for their parishes and schools.
The cuts, which were officially announced as Cardinal...
| Mar 5, 2013
A little more than a decade ago, Chicago's strategy for fighting homelessness mainly involved stopgap measures like pointing people to a temporary bed in a shelter and giving directions to a soup kitchen.
But then city officials, with the help of...