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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

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  • 11th Annual Gala of the Arts Fundraiser hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

    The 11th Annual Gala of the Arts Fundraiser hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will take place on Friday, September 7 in Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue. The fundraiser will support Catholic Charities' ongoing...
  • Cardinal wades into fray about Chick-fil-A

    Cardinal wades into fray about Chick-fil-A
    Chicago Cardinal Francis George has stepped in the ring on Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy in a blog post, criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.” “...
  • Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future

    Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future
    When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come. Friday’...
  • Irreconcilable differences

    Irreconcilable differences
    Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
  • Can Chicago end homelessness?

    Can Chicago end homelessness?
    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...
  • Cardinal George issues letter urging Catholics to oppose gay marriage bill

    Cardinal George issues letter urging Catholics to oppose gay marriage bill
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops officially entered Illinois' gay marriage fray Tuesday, issuing a letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice opposition to a legalization bill that could face a...
  • St. Gregory High School on Far North Side closing

    St. Gregory High School on Far North Side closing
    St. Gregory the Great High School in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood is closing at the end of the school year, the school has announced on its Website. St. Gregory, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., was the Archdiocese of Chicago's first co-ed high school....
  • George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits

    George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits
    More than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year. "The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said. "We feel sometimes we should charge...
  • Many inner-city Catholic schools struggling financially

    Many inner-city Catholic schools struggling financially
    To some extent Chicago's massive Catholic school system appears to have benefitted from the problems at Chicago Public Schools The superintendent of Catholic schools reports that enrollment at the elementary school level is up.  But depending on...
  • Remarkable Woman: Alicia La Hoz

    Remarkable Woman: Alicia La Hoz
    When Alicia La Hoz was a child, she considered becoming an architect. She became a psychologist instead — and that has been a blessing for families throughout the Chicago area. Instead of designing buildings, La Hoz designs bridges by collaborating...
  • Catholic organizations challenging insurance mandate for contraception

    Catholic organizations challenging insurance mandate for contraception
    The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that: "focusing on constitutional law, it  is representing 79 Members of Congress in submitting amicus briefs in 12 separate lawsuits brought by more than 40 Catholic organizations challenging a...
  • Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free

    Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free
    Cook County prosecutors say they are ending their decade-long effort to extradite a Roman Catholic priest who fled to India shortly before he was charged with 20 counts of criminal sexual assault and abuse of a 16-year-old Chicago girl. The Rev. Sleeva...