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Sister Marie Valeria (CBS)

Chicago Comes Through For Cold Nuns

It’s been an incredible week of change for the Fraternite Notre Dame, whose members just days ago were freezing in a West Side church. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards brings us up to date.

02/26/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

French Nuns Without Heat Grateful For Offers Of Help

Some French nuns on Chicago’s West Side are feeling the warmth of donations and good will as they continue to struggle with the heat in their church.

02/21/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

The boiler for Fraternite Notre Dame has shut down during the cold snap. (CBS)

Nuns Without Heat Have Faith Someone Will Help

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame feed 200 homeless people each day and make home visits to bedridden patients. Now they are in need of help. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/19/2015

Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Nuns Allege Prostitution At Stone Park Strip Club

Inside the walls of a west suburban “gentlemen’s club” men and women engage in the practice of “high friction, full physical contact,” according to a lawsuit filed by a group of nuns who live next door.

01/29/2015

Demonstrators held a march and vigil Thursday in protest of a strip club planned for Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns File Suit, Hold Vigil To Close Neighboring Strip Club

The nuns, several local residents and the village of Melrose Park filed suit Friday seeking to shut Club Allure, which is on the Stone Park-Melrose Park border.

06/20/2014

Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sisters Vs. Strippers: Nuns To Sue Over Strip Club Next Door To Convent

Their lawyer, Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, said state law is clear that adult clubs cannot operate within 1,000 feet of a school or house of worship. The nuns have both, and the club is just over their back fence.

06/18/2014

Demonstrators held a march and vigil Thursday in protest of a strip club planned for Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns’ Suit: Stone Park Strip Club Has Brought ‘Sexual Misbehavior’ And Loud Music

Nuns who earlier protested the opening of a strip club adjacent to their convent in Stone Park have slapped the village and the club with a suit that seeks to yank the curtain down on the adult entertainment.

06/16/2014

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Group Of Chicago-Area Nuns Pressuring Congress On Immigration Reform

A group of nuns from the Chicago area are hoping they can push Congress to pass immigration reform at last, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/17/2014

Paul Ryan (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.

10/16/2012

Sister Noemia Silva talks with CBS 2 about the opposed opening of a strip club in Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns Launch Latest Assault Against Strip Club In Stone Park

The Get It club was supposed to open in April, but road construction along Lake Street has slowed those plans dramatically. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/02/2012

Holy Name Cathedral

Protesters March To Cardinal’s Home To Support Nuns In Dispute With Vatican

About 60 Catholic activists marched from Holy Name Cathedral to Cardinal George’s residence as a show of support for the nation’s nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having serious doctrinal problems.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Stone Park Strip Club

Strip Club Next To Stone Park Convent May Be Preparing To Open

It is unclear whether a strip club will open as scheduled next door to a Roman Catholic convent in west suburban Stone Park.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Church Generic

Former Joliet Bishop Appointed To Keep Nuns’ Group In Line With Doctrine

The Vatican has ordered a crackdown on a group that represents most Catholic nuns in the United States, and the former Bishop of Joliet is coming in to keep the group in line.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Stone Park Strip Club

Strip Club Owner To Nuns: Don’t Judge Us

Some Roman Catholic nuns are trying to stop a planned strip club in west suburban Stone Park, but the owner of the establishment says they shouldn’t judge him.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Strip Club

Stone Park Nuns Fight Against Strip Club Being Built Next Door To Convent

Some nuns in western suburban Stone Park are working to keep a strip club from opening next to their convent.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012