Roman Catholic Church

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Parishioners Come Out In Support Of Fired Music Director

Church 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 Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.


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Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse

While 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.


Barbara Zeman, ordained in 2008, is one of a growing number of women priests, although they are not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS)

Church Approval Or Not, More Women Seeking Priesthood

Since 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

CBS 2–05/06/2013

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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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/11/2012

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Burning Shirt Found On St. Sabina Community Center Doors

Vandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

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

Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious People

Francis 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.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

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Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

Roman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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

George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers ‘Invited’ Comparisons

Amid 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.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Catholic Churches Begin Changes To Mass

For 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.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2011

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Catholic Church Making Changes To Wording At Mass

Starting this Sunday, Roman Catholics in the United States and throughout the rest of the English-speaking world will find that mass has changed somewhat.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2011

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Study Analyzes Causes Of Priest Sex Abuse

A 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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Nelson Derbigny And Elina Margolina In 1998. (Personal Photo)

Parents In Religious Custody Fight Met At Adult Theater

He was a manager at the Admiral Theater. She was a dancer who since has become a Hasidic Jew. The custody fight over their son is due for trial. PHOTOS

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010


Study: Unwavering Faith Among Chicago Catholics

Despite scandals and setbacks in the Church, the faith of Roman Catholics in Chicago appears to be unwavering.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010