St. Sabina Group Says It Stands By Father Pfleger, Facing Accusations Of Sexual Abuse From 40 Years AgoSaint Sabina parish leaders are planning several events to demonstrate their support for Father Pfleger, including marches and prayer vigils.
Rev. Michael Pfleger 'Devastated' After Removal From St. Sabina Over Sex Abuse Allegation From 40 Years Ago"I am devastated, hurt and yes angry, but I am first, a person of Faith, I Trust God," Pfleger wrote in a Facebook post. "Pray also for the person, my life is more than a 40 year old accusation, and on that and my Faith I will stand."
Rev. David Ryan Removed From St. Francis De Sales Parish In Lake Zurich After Allegations Of Sexual Abuse When He Was At Maryville AcademyA northwest suburban priest has been removed from his ministry following accusations that he sexually abused children.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory To Become First Black Cardinal In United StatesArchbishop Wilton Gregory was in quarantine in Rome Friday, just hours away from making history as the South Side native will become the first Black American cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church Saturday.
Chicago Catholic Schools Go To Remote Learning For Two Weeks Following Christmas Break To Allow Quarantine TimeCatholic school students in Chicago will have two extra weeks at home following Christmas break, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Friday.
Archdiocese Of Chicago Celebrates Fifth Annual Mass For Domestic Violence VictimsOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Sunday morning, the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrated its fifth annual mass for victims.
Families Appalled After Cub Scout Pack's Treasured Possessions Are Thrown In Dumpster At Southeast Side Archdiocese SchoolA Cub Scout pack has called an East Side neighborhood Archdiocese school home for decades, and the boys and their parents were quite upset after priceless items stored at the school were tossed in the trash.
Some Churches Prepare To Reopen By Taking ReservationsThe Diocese of Joliet has approved at least to churches to reopen but with major stipulations in place.
Church Leaders Prepare For Bizarre Easter, With Remote Services During COVID-19 Outbreak; 'This Is As Real As Real As It Gets'Churchgoers across our area will live stream services, some on their computer, some by phone, at the urging of Gov. JB Pritzker and local leaders.
Select Group Of Priests And Chaplains Still Visiting COVID-19 Patients At Hospitals, Homes"Being able to pray with people in their last days or hours or moments, or even just to be there to give a presence of hope for a family, is really important to me," Fr. Matt O'Donnell said.
Chicago Catholic Church Bells To Ring 5 Times A Day As Call To Prayer During Coronavirus OutbreakCatholic church bells will be ringing throughout Chicago every three hours as a call for all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Closings: Chicago Archdiocese Closes All Catholic Schools, Suspends Public Mass Due To COVID-19 ConcernsThe Archdiocese of Chicago announced the closure of all Catholic schools due to the threat of coronavirus.
Archdiocese Of Chicago Issues Coronavirus Guidelines For Priests, Church WorkersEffective immediately, all priests, deacons, altar servers and ministers handling communion must wash their hands before mass and use an alcohol-based anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing communion.
Remembering Father George Clements"The Archdiocese of Chicago is richer and better because George Clements was a priest here."
Archdiocese Announces Consolidations Of 19 Parishes Into 5 GroupingsThe Archdiocese of Chicago announced Friday the consolidations of 19 parishes and schools into five "groupings" after crunching some numbers.