Students and teachers at St. Columbanus school in the Park Manor neighborhood watched the ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral as Blase Cupich was installed as the Archbishop of Chicago.
Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.
The Chicago Catholic archdiocese is throwing a little cold water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral phenomenon that is dominating social media lately.
Two more Chicago-area Catholic Schools – in Evergreen Park and Midlothian – have been told by the Archdiocese they’ll be closing at the end of the current school year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Catholic elementary school in Portage Park is “on a mission from God,” hoping to make a miracle happen so it can avoid being shut down by the Archdiocese.
WBBM Newsradio has learned the Archdiocese in Chicago is about to start notifying some schools that they’re going to be closing.
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.
The Chicago Archdiocese is closing five schools and eliminating 75 staff positions in an effort to save millions of dollars over the next two years.
Five more men have filed claims in U.S. Bankruptcy Court alleging they were sexually abused as boys while attending Chicago area Roman Catholic schools operated by the Irish Christian Brothers.