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Move To Canonize Fulton Sheen Hits Snag: Request To Release Body Denied

Archbishop Fulton Sheen died in 1979 and is entombed in New York, where he spent much of his career and gained national fame for his radio and television commentaries. He was born in 1895 in El Paso, a small Illinois town about 30 miles east of Peoria and grew up in a farm family.

09/04/2014

Five Holy Martyrs Church on the southwest side. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago-Area Catholics Celebrate Canonization Of John Paul II, John XXIII

Chicago Catholics watched on TV as Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were canonized in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican Sunday.

04/27/2014

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Chicago’s Polish-American Community Well-Represented For John Paul II’s Canonization

Many have been here before, for John Paul II’s funeral, or beatification. There are new faces as well. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/26/2014

Pilgrims and visitors stay in front of the Basilica in Saint Peter's Square on April 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The late Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized on April 27 inside the Vatican with 800,000 pilgrims from around the world expected to attend. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Is Sainthood On Horizon For African-American Priest With Ties To Chicago?

The cause for Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in Chicago or anywhere else in America, is picking up steam. CBS 2’s Jay Levine reports from Rome.

04/25/2014

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In Rome, Cardinal George Is Missed

For the first time in 17 years, Francis Cardinal George isn’t leading the Chicago Catholic delegation to an important papal event. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/25/2014

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014 in Rome. Late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals. The canonizations of two popular popes are set to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Pilgrims Begin Arriving For Canonizations In Rome

Rome is ready for these Chicagoans and the hundreds of thousands who’ll join them. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/24/2014

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Students At Pope John XXIII School Learn Of Namesake’s Legacy Ahead Of Sainthood

There’s only one institution in the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago named after Pope John XXIII; it’s an elementary school in Evanston, and anticipation there is building for the late pope’s upcoming canonization in Rome.

04/23/2014

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Group Of Chicago Catholics Headed To Rome For John Paul II’s Canonization

A group of Roman Catholics from Chicago are headed to Rome next week to witness the elevation of Pope John Paul II to sainthood.

04/19/2014

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Members Of Chicago’s Polish Community Look Forward To John Paul II’s Canonization In Rome

BS Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports they’ll be led by a man with close ties to John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/18/2014

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Local Catholics Cheer As Pope John Paul II Moves Toward Sainthood

Five Holy Martyrs has ties to Pope John Paul II, who the Vatican says will be a saint by the end of the year. Parishioners at the mainly Polish church said they’re proud of the late pontiff.

07/07/2013