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.
New Report Details Illinois Catholic Priest Sex Abuse CasesA new report out today lists hundreds of names, work histories and background information of Catholic priests in Illinois accused of sexual abuse.
Four Priests Who Fathered Children Remain In The Chicago Archdiocese“A very small number of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have fathered children. The latest case was nearly twenty years ago.”
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.
Chicago Archdiocese Announces Plans To Close Or Merge South Side Catholic Churches And SchoolsThe Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced Wednesday night they will be closing and merging several schools on the South Side, as part of what church officials called a “revitalization initiative.”
Nine South Side Catholic Churches And Schools Face Possible Closure, ConsolidationStudents and staff at nine parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville, and Chinatown will learn their fate as part of an archdiocese plan to save money, and revitalize ministries.
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.