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.
Catholic Pastor Removed Amid Investigation Of 'Improper Conduct' With Adult MenRev. C. Frank Phillips, pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, will not be allowed to perform sacramental or other priestly duties.
Archdiocese To Pay $2.3M Settlement To Alleged Mccormack VictimJohn C. Doe sued the Archdiocese in April 2014, claiming he was abused at a West Side parish on two occasions in 2005, when he was 12 years old, according to a statement from the victim’s attorney, Lyndsay Markley, announcing the settlement.
St. Adalbert Parishioners Protest Plan To Sell Church To Music AcademyProtesters marched around Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, demanding the Chicago Archdiocese stop the sale of a church that has served the Pilsen community for over 100 years.
St. Adalbert Preservationists Counter Music Academy's Renovation PlanParishioners of a century-old Catholic church in the Pilsen neighborhood have found found an ally in their fight to keep the church open.
Chicago Priest Arrested On Child Pornography ChargeA Chicago priest who was removed as pastor of a church in the Brighton Park neighborhood last year has been arrested on a child pornography charge.
St. Adalbert's Supporters Taking Effort To Save Church To The VaticanAt midnight Thursday night, St. Adalbert's Church in Pilsen ceases to exist as a parish in the eyes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, but the battle by its supporters to save the 102-year-old building is not over.
Miracle On 17th Street? St. Adalbert Gets $3M Gift, Hopes To Stay OpenA Pilsen neighborhood church slated to close later this year under a consolidation plan announced by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese might get a new lease on life thanks to a major anonymous donation.
Pilsen Catholic Church Slated For Consolidation Seeking To Stay A Full-Time ParishParishioners of a Catholic church visited by Pope John Paul II in 1979 are trying to convince Archbishop Blase Cupich their church should remain open as a full-time parish.
Archdiocese To Close St. Adalbert Church As Part Of Pilsen Consolidation PlanA parish in Pilsen will close under a new consolidation plan announced by the Archdiocese of Chicago.