Father David Ryan Cleared Of Sex Abuse Claim, Reinstated As Pastor Of St. Francis De Sales Parish In Lake ZurichCardinal Blase Cupich announced a "thorough investigation" by the Archdiocese and state officials had been completed, and determined the claims against Father Ryan were unfounded.
Father Michael Pfleger To Be Reinstated As Pastor Of St. Sabina, Review Board Clears Him Of Sex Abuse ClaimsCardinal Blase Cupich is reinstating Rev. Michael Pfleger as pastor of Saint Sabina parish, four months after he was asked to step aside from his duties, after an Archdiocese review board cleared him of allegations of sexual abuse.
Rev. Lawrence Sullivan, Pastor Of Christ The King Parish, Asked To Step Aside Over Decades-Old Sex Assault AllegationThe pastor of Christ the King Parish in Beverly has been asked to step aside amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor decades ago.
Father Christopher Ciomek, Pastor Of St. Peter Damian Parish In Bartlett, Removed Amid 30-Year-Old Child Sex Abuse ClaimsCiomek has been instructed to move out of the parish while the allegations are under investigation, and retired Father Curtis Lambert will serve as temporary administrator.
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."
Chicago Cardinal Cupich Gets COVID Vaccine At St. Anthony HospitalCardinal Cupich and other members of the Catholic clergy got their vaccinations at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Chicago Cardinal Cupich Welcomes Kids To School In Morgan ParkThe cardinal helped take the temperatures of arriving students. The daily check is part of the Chicago Archdiocese's COVID-19 guidelines for in-person learning.
Cardinal Cupich Says Catholic Schools Planning To Reopen In The FallMonday morning, Cardinal Blase Cupich said kids go back in the fall and he expects them to be back in their school buildings.
Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23The Chicago Archdiocese on Wednesday released a multi-phase plan to reopen Roman Catholic churches amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Cardinal Blase Cupich Cancels Holy Week Celebrations Over Coronavirus ConcernsA week after suspending mass at all Catholic churches in Cook and Lake counties, and closing all Catholic schools in the Chicago Archdiocese, Cardinal Blase Cupich is halting all public Holy Week celebrations due to coronavirus concerns.
Anti-Abortion Activists Take To Streets In March For Life; Pro-Choice Activists Stage CounterprotestThe topic of abortion was front and center on the streets of Chicago during the day Saturday.
Cardinal Cupich Delivers Mass For Inmates At Cook County JailThey may be behind bars, but the inmates at the Cook County Jail were not forgotten this Christmas.
Priest Reinstated After Abuse Allegation Deemed 'Unfounded'The archdiocese suspended McFarlane from pastoral duties in July after the two agencies revealed the allegations against him dating from 1997.
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.