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.
Catholic Bishops From Across U.S. Gather In Mundelein To Pray About Sex Abuse CrisisCatholic bishops from across the United States have gathered in Munelein for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis, but the bishops won't actually be talking about it.
300 Catholic Bishops To Gather For Conference In MundeleinThe Archdiocese of Chicago says a recent state attorney general's report about priest sex abuse in Illinois will not be discussed.
Illinois Priest Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Has Gone MissingA church official says Rev. Richard McGrath, who is under criminal investigation for sexual abuse, has gone "absent without leave" from his Augustinian order.
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.
Illinois Attorney General Report Finds 500 More Catholic Clergy Accused Of AbuseIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois received allegations by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified.