Archdiocese of Chicago

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Overcame Setbacks To Lead Hometown Archdiocese

Francis Cardinal George was a son of the city’s Northwest Side, schooled at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park. He had an unusually early vision of his destiny. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine looks back on George’s career.


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Poignant Tribute To Cardinal George On Archdiocese Website

Within hours Cardinal George’s death, the Archdiocese of Chicago created a poignant and elegant tribute on its website.


Daniel McCormack (Chicago Police Department)

Two New Lawsuits To Be Filed Over Alleged McCormack Sexual Abuse

Two more lawsuits will be filed Thursday against the Archdiocese of Chicago, alleging sexual abuse by convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack.


Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Moving Quickly To Reorganize Archdiocese

Major reorganization and downsizing is underway at the Archdiocese of Chicago.


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Archdiocese, 4 Northwest Side Schools Pursue New Regional Plan

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced four Northwest Side Catholic schools will participate in a new school regionalization plan that could lead to some closures.


Daniel McCormack (Chicago Police Department)

Suit Seeks Release Of Details Of ‘Each Accused Child-Molesting Cleric’

A new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago accuses the church of perpetuating a “public nuisance” by keeping convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack in positions with access to children despite accusations of abuse.


Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Asks 6 NW Side Catholic Schools To Come Up With Merger Plan

Archbishop Blase Cupich has put Catholic school educators on notice: buckle down and create a merger plan or he’ll do it himself.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Symbolic Knocking, Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives At Holy Name Cathedral

Blase Cupich walked up to the front door of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for the Rite of Reception Monday and was welcomed inside by outgoing Cardinal Francis George.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Croatian Community Ready To Celebrate Installation Of Archbishop Blase Cupich

Many in Chicago’s Croatian Community will be celebrating the day before, the day of, and for days afterwards as Blaise Cupich is installed as Archbishop of Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Cardinal George uses crutches to enter Holy Name for his last mass as Archbishop. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Cardinal George Celebrates Final Mass As Chicago Archbishop

For more than 17 years Francis Cardinal George has guided the religious community. Today, marks the last services he’ll do so with that title.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives For Installation

Blase Cupich will be installed as the successor to Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday. He most recently served as bishop of Spokane, Washington.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Prepares For Installation Mass

Chicago’s next Archbishop, Blase Cupich, arrives in Chicago Thursday, with his installation now less than a week away.


Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Archdiocese Agrees To Pay More Than $1 Million To Settle Sex Abuse Suit

The Archdiocese of Chicago agreed to pay $1.68 million to $2.1 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged former priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack sexually abused a former fifth grade student at Our Lady of the Westside School, the plaintiff’s attorney announced Wednesday.


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Documents Reveal Knowledge Cardinals Had Of Priest Sex Abuse

The common link among all the Roman Catholic priests, whose records of alleged sexual abuse were released yesterday, is that they all reported to the Archbishop of Chicago.


Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Catholics Get First Look At Cardinal’s Letter On Sex Abuse Cases

Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests.


Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Gala Celebrates Cardinal George’s 50 Years As Priest

Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George is celebrating half a century in the priesthood.


Daniel J. McCormack.

Archdiocese Of Chicago Settles Sex Abuse Case For $2.3 Million

The Chicago Archdiocese has settled another lawsuit – for millions of dollars – filed by a man who says he was abused by Father Daniel McCormack almost a decade ago.


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Chicago Teacher Pursues Advanced Degree To Enrich Students

Allison Melville, a music teacher in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, emphasizes the role her own education plays in the classroom.


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Local Charity Offers Millions To Avoid Catholic School Closures

A local charity is offering millions of dollars to the Archdiocese of Chicago, in an effort to prevent more Catholic schools from closing in the future.

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St. James Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS)

Archdiocese Of Chicago To Demolish 132-Year-Old Church

A fire that started 40 years ago yesterday accelerated the crumbling of St. James Catholic Church on Chicago’s near South Side.