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.
Archdiocese: Couple Who Said They Were Denied Wedding In Catholic Church Never Filed Required PetitionThe Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday that a couple who said they were denied a wedding ceremony at a Catholic Church had not established that both parties were free to marry.
Chicago Priest, Father Patrick Lee, Celebrates Mass, Week After Being Cleared Of Sexual Abuse While At Midlothian Parish In 1970sA priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Chicago celebrated Mass for the first time Sunday since being cleared of sexual abuse allegations and asked to step aside from his duties in January.
Chicago Priest, Father Patrick Lee, Reinstated After He Was Accused Of Sexual Abuse While At Midlothian ParishA priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Chicago was reinstated Saturday after he was accused of sexual abuse and asked to step aside from his duties in January.
Archdiocese Of Chicago Appoints 23 New DeaconsThe Chicago Archdiocese has 23 newly appointed ministers of the gospel as of Saturday.
Retired Priest, Former Superintendent Of Maryville Academy Accused Of Sexual AbuseFather John Smyth has been accused of sexually abusing minors from 2002 to 2003 while he was superintendent at Maryville Academy.
Archdiocese Of Chicago Closing Undergraduate SeminaryThe archdiocese said in a Monday release that St. Joseph College Seminary had 20 students enrolled and officials expected a small incoming class.
Chicago Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse While At Midlothian ParishFather Patrick Lee has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1979 while he was assigned to St. Christopher Parish in Midlothian.
Big Jump In U.S. Catholic Dioceses Naming NamesU.S. bishops are holding a retreat outside Chicago for "prayer and reflection" upon the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.