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.
Catholic Bishops To Discuss Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal At Retreat In MundeleinU.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops will gather Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy.
Cardinal Cupich Brings Prayers To Patients At Lurie Children's HospitalThe cardinal handed out crosses and cards as a reminder to families that they are not alone.
Catholic Bishops Won't Discuss Sexual Abuse At Upcoming Spiritual RetreatCardinal Blase Cupich is hosting 300 bishops at a spiritual retreat at Mundelein Seminary Jan. 2-8.
Bishops Won't Discuss Clergy Abuse Report At RetreatA spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan calls it "disappointing and absurd" not to discuss the findings at the gathering.
Several Catholic Churches In Chicago May Be On The Chopping BlockCardinal Blase Cupich will announce his decision during a meeting at St. Barbara's Church on Wednesday.
Funeral And Visitation Plans For Fallen Officer JimenezVisitation for Jimenez is Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Oehler Funeral Home in Des Plaines. A full honors funeral set for 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Chapel of St. Joseph, also in Des Plaines.
Group Organizing Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Will Include SurvivorsThe group organizing the Vatican meeting will set new policies dealing with, and even penalties for not dealing with, clergy sex abuse.
Vatican Orders U.S. Bishops To Delay Taking Action On Sexual Abuse CrisisImmediately after DiNardo made the surprise announcement on Monday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, one of the Pope's closest allies in the United States, said the bishops should still discuss the proposals, even if they are not voted on this week.
Priest Who Burned Rainbow Banner Removed By Chicago ArchbishopThe archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.
Priest Sex Abuse Survivors Share Stories As Chicago Priests Meet With Cardinal CupichChicago priests were invited to talk about the sex abuse scandal ripping the church apart in a closed-door meeting Wednesday night. Survivors seized the moment to speak out about the abuse.
Special Masses For Victims Of Sexual Abuse By Catholic ClergyCardinal Blase Cupich will also hold the final novena mass next Saturday night at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.
Cupich Removes Pastor As Archdiocese Investigates Allegations Involving MinorThe Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said it does not have full details of the allegations against Fr. Gary Graf, pastor of San Jose Luis Sanchez Del Rio parish.
Madigan To Question Catholic Church Leaders About Illinois 'Predator Priests' In Pa. Grand Jury Report"The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois," Madigan’s office said in a statement Thursday night.
Cardinal Cupich Laments 'Catalogue Of Horrors' In Pennsylvania Priest Sex Abuse ScandalThe report, released Tuesday, outlines the accounts of more than 1,000 children abused over seven decades across six dioceses in Pennsylvania.