Chicago archdiocese

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

New Archbishop Not Sure He’ll Live In Church’s Mansion

In Spokane, Wash., where he’s bishop, Blase Cupich lives in a modest one-bedroom apartment in a seminary.

09/22/2014

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Music Director At Suburban Catholic Church Fired After Same-Sex Engagement

Some parishioners at a north suburban Roman Catholic church are upset with the archdiocese – for the firing of the parish music director after he got engaged to his male partner.

07/30/2014

Daniel McCormack

Archdiocese Settles With Alleged McCormack Abuse Victim For $3.2 Million

A nearly $3.2 million settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Chicago in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse with a minor by former priest Daniel McCormack, attorneys in the case said Thursday.

01/30/2014

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)

With Clock Ticking, Catholic School Slated To Close Is Halfway To Fundraising Goal

With less than a week to go in their efforts to raise $400,000, Our Lady of Victory Elementary School is rallying, says Principal Jennifer Hodge.

01/17/2014

Cardinal Francis George speaks during a mass celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

As Cardinal George Nears End Of Career, A Huge Party Is Planned

A huge celebration is being planned for Francis Cardinal George’s 50th anniversary as a priest. But, it could also mark the start an unofficial countdown toward the naming of his replacement.

10/08/2013

Bishop Timothy Lyne. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Retired Bishop Timothy Lyne, 94, Dies

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Lyne (line) is dead at the age of 94.

09/25/2013

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

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to accredited ambassadors at the Regia Hall on January 7, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During his address Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to the conflict in Syria which he described as being "torn apart by endless slaughter". (Photo by Stefano Carofei - Vatican Pool via Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation A Shock For Many Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down has surprised many Catholics around the world, including church leadership in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Rev. Daniel Mallette

Archdiocese Seeking Agreement For Priest Who Doesn’t Want To Leave

The Chicago Archdiocese says it looking for a respectful agreement for an 80-year-old priest who is resisting attempts to get him to move from his South Side parish.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Cardinal George addressed the media on Aug. 24, 2012, to discuss his latest cancer diagnosis. (CBS)

Cardinal George Fearful, But Hopeful, About Latest Cancer Diagnosis

George said Friday he is still formulating a plan with his physicians to treat his latest cancer diagnosis.

08/24/2012

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

More Medical Tests Coming This Week For Cardinal George

More medical tests are planned for this week for Francis Cardinal George, as he faces another cancer fight.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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

Cardinal George Takes Issue With Chick-Fil-A Opponents; Alderman Fires Back

The Chick-Fil-A controversy now has Francis Cardinal George upset, but Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) –who said he would deny the fast food restaurant a permit to open in his ward – is firing back.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Holy Name Cathedral

Chicago Archdiocese Considering Selling Bonds

The Chicago Archdiocese is said to be weighing options to improve its financial health.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George (CBS File Photo)

Cardinal George: Bishops Should Be Able To Lobby

It’s been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, for Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George. He talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

12/19/2011

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

Cardinal Bernardin Remembered 15 Years After His Passing

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin is being remembered this week, 15 years after he died following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Daniel McCormack

Pedophile Priest’s Victim Settles With Archdiocese For $3.2M

One of the victims of a sexually abusive priest has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Counselor Working At Archdiocese Molested Boy

A new sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of Chicago, but this one has a twist.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Group Puts Pressure On Archdiocese To Remove Priest

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says the Chicago archdiocese has had enough time to decide that allegations against a north suburban priest are credible-and should remove him immediately.

08/31/2011

Daniel McCormack

Lawsuit: Archdiocese Knew About Pedophile Priest As Far Back As 1992

A new lawsuit claims that the Chicago Archdiocese knew as long ago as 1992 that an incarcerated former priest was molesting young boys, bud swept it under the rug until his arrest in 2006.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011