Parishioners Come Out In Support Of Fired Music DirectorChurch members, supporters, and critics gathered in the northwest suburbs Wednesday night to discuss the parish music director—fired over plans to marry his same sex partner.
Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His ReplacementGeorge said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.
Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex AbuseWhile disturbing stories of clergy sexual abuse have wrenched the Roman Catholic Church across the globe, the newly released documents offer the broadest look yet into how one of its largest and most prominent American dioceses responded to the scandal.
Church Approval Or Not, More Women Seeking PriesthoodSince 2002, 122 women worldwide have been ordained bishops, priests or deacons; 92 of them in the United States, including two who are active in the Chicago area
Is 'Zero Tolerance' Charter On Priest Sex Abuse Working, 10 Years Later?Ten years ago in Dallas, American Catholic bishops responded to an exploding priest sex abuse scandal with a “zero tolerance” charter. Now, there are some that see the charter as a success, and some who do not.
Burning Shirt Found On St. Sabina Community Center DoorsVandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.
Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious PeopleFrancis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.
Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control RuleRoman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.
George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers 'Invited' ComparisonsAmid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.
Catholic Churches Begin Changes To MassFor Roman Catholics, this year’s Advent season is also a season of change. For the first time in almost half a century, a new English language translation of Catholic Mass went into effect on Sunday.
Catholic Church Making Changes To Wording At MassStarting this Sunday, Roman Catholics in the United States and throughout the rest of the English-speaking world will find that mass has changed somewhat.
Study Analyzes Causes Of Priest Sex AbuseA new study out today analyzes the causes of the priest sex abuse scandal, which has left a cloud over the Roman Catholic Church for the past decade.