Archdiocese of Chicago

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.

03/26/2014

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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.

01/22/2014

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.

01/12/2014

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.

12/18/2013

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.

11/26/2013

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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.

07/29/2013

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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.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

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.

12/23/2012

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Catholic Schools’ Newtown Prayer Draws Emotional Response

- A special prayer will be held in Catholic schools across the Chicago area this morning in memory of the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut. Many parents welcome the effort, but some have voiced concerns.

12/17/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Church Should Not Displace Priest

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says an 80-year-old Chicago should not be put out to pasture.

09/27/2012

A solemn ceremony on Chicago's south side today: Dozens of bodies found stacked up at the Cook County morgue were buried. (Credit: Brandis Friedman)

Cardinal George Oversees Indigent Burials At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Rain softly began to fall on Wednesday as Francis Cardinal George completed prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dozens of people whose bodies had been stored at the county morgue since November or December.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

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Suit: Ex-Altar Boy Claims Priest Molested Him

A man filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming a now-deceased Chicago Archdiocese priest molested him more than 20 years ago while he was a parishioner at a Mount Greenwood neighborhood church.

04/24/2012

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Suit: Priest Sexually Assaulted Girl At Catholic High School

An Arkansas woman claiming she was sexually assaulted at an all-girls Catholic high school in Chicago in the 1970s filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Archdiocese of Chicago.

07/12/2011

Auxiliary Bishops

2 New Auxiliary Bishops Named For Chicago Archdiocese

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

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Uptown Father Charged After Baby Left At Archdiocese Building

Child endangerment charges have been filed against the father of a 9-month-old baby who was abandoned at an Archdiocese of Chicago building on the Near North Side Thursday afternoon.

05/14/2011

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2 Men Claiming Abuse By Ex-Priest Sue Archdiocese

Two more young men filed suit Thursday claiming that Daniel McCormack sexually abused them when he served as pastor at St. Agatha parish in the Lawndale community on the West Side.

02/10/2011