Catholic Schools

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

Catholic School Students Cheer Installation Of Archbishop Cupich

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.

11/18/2014

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholic Archdiocese To Close Or Consolidate Schools

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.

10/29/2014

7th graders at Christ The King School in Chicago take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Credit: Facebook)

Archdiocese Cautions Catholic Schools About Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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.

08/21/2014

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St. Bernadette Among Catholic Schools Slated To Close

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.

01/11/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Catholic School’s ‘Mission From God': Raise $400K In Two Weeks To Stay Open

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.

01/10/2014

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More Chicago Catholic Schools Set To Close

WBBM Newsradio has learned the Archdiocese in Chicago is about to start notifying some schools that they’re going to be closing.

01/09/2014

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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

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Targets School Closings, Staff Cuts To Save Archdiocese Budget

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.

02/27/2013

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5 Men Allege Sex Abuse By Members Of Order From Local Catholic High Schools

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.

07/31/2012