Pope Francis ordered a Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who failed to protect children in a move to fill what some have called a gap in the church’s fight against sex abuse by priests.
This afternoon, advocates for children who’ve been sexually abused call the Hastert case a “watershed moment.”
Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.
The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
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Priest sex abuse survivors leafleted outside a Catholic church on Chicago’s North Side Sunday to draw attention to an on-going investigation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Not everyone is giving Chicago’s next Roman Catholic archbishop high marks.
Police are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.
A pair of liberal lawmakers are pledging opposition to conservative plans for $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next ten years.
A 40-year-old priest who served time in an Illinois prison for abusing an 8-year-old boy is set to be deported to his native Bolivia – but the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is opposing deportation.
But at the same time – their flier and their members – asked parishioners to ask the cardinal for more: to release more files on abusive priests.
Mel Reynolds’ decision to run for Congress has riled up a group that advocates on behalf of priest sex abuse victims.
The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.
Members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests were handing out leaflets outside Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday.
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.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is denouncing plans by Roman Catholic bishops to update sex abuse guidelines, saying the update is nothing more than a public relations move.
Even as the economy grew and the unemployment rate began to shrink, the number of Illinois households getting food stamps hit record levels in December, showing no signs of an economic recovery, and area food pantries say they’ve continued to see more people asking for help.