Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been chosen as the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the name Pope Francis 1
Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.
Another day has come and gone without a decision on when the Catholic Church’s cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.
Roman Catholic cardinals held their first meeting Monday ahead of electing a new pope, but Cardinal Francis George said it’s still not clear when the conclave will begin.
One day after Pope Benedict resigned, the Vatican is in a state of flux, with no clear indication who among a dozen or more possible contenders might be elected a successor.
Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
Cardinal George arrived in Rome on Tuesday to pay homage to the retiring Pope Benedict before turning the attention toward choosing a new leader of the Catholic church.
As Cardinal Francis George prepares to leave for Rome, he has a few things on his mind.
Vatican insiders are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they missed apparent hints being dropped for some time.
Congressman Dan Lipinski’s name has been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican in Rome, although he said he’s not expecting to be appointed.
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.
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.
At Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.
When Francis Cardinal George turns 75 on Jan. 16, he’s required by church law to hand in his resignation. But after 15 years as Archbishop of Chicago, he’s not ready to step down just yet, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Father Roy Bourgeois has turned to leading a one-man campaign for women priests. A Joliet priest tells CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley his opinion should be heard.
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
A lawsuit is expected to be filed today against the Roman Catholic Church – specifically, the Vatican – over a former priest who molested young boys on the city’s West Side.
Chicago’s polish community was overwhelmed with pride on Sunday as many made the pilgrimage to witness Pope John Paul II’s journey toward sainthood.
As a different priest delivered the homily to St. Sabina parishioners Saturday, Cardinal Francis George continued to defend his suspension of popular Pastor Michael Pfleger.
A north suburban high school choir sang on one of the biggest stages of their lives Sunday.