Roman Catholic Church
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.
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
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.
Vandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.
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.
Roman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Despite scandals and setbacks in the Church, the faith of Roman Catholics in Chicago appears to be unwavering.