| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
| May 1, 2012
| 5:26 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The picturesque Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills hosts the Hearts for Homeless Families Dinner & Auction, supporting Catholic Charities New Hope Apartments for the homeless, on Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m.
"The 8th Wonder of the World Tour,"...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2012
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...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:58 PM
A 45-year-old man filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Archdiocese of Chicago alleging that a Chicago priest sexually molested him repeatedly when he was between 15 to 17 years old.
Though the archdiocese had been notified that the priest had sexually...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:46 AM
The inaugural "Veterans in Need" benefit dinner hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Guests are invited to a reception at 6:00 p.m.,...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:49 PM
A 40-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicagoalleging a priest sexually abused him multiple times between 1983 and 1984 while he was an altar boy.
In December of 1983, the plaintiff was ordered to a church rectory at night to...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
| May 22, 2012
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration's mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost of...