Monument Gone, But Painful Memories Stay For Those Accusing Father Smyth Of AbuseA remarkable discovery about a statue of once beloved Father John Smyth, the longtime leader of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. It now symbolizes pain for grown men who accuse Smyth of sexual abuse.
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.
Chicago Priest, Father Patrick Lee, Reinstated After He Was Accused Of Sexual Abuse While At Midlothian ParishA priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Chicago was reinstated Saturday after he was accused of sexual abuse and asked to step aside from his duties in January.
Holy Cross Order Releases List Of Accused Abusive PriestsU.S. dioceses and religious orders have named more than 1,000 predator priests and numerous prosecutors are investigating how church leaders handled those cases.
Hundreds Of Parishioners Turn Out To Help Habitat For Humanity Build New HomeHundreds of volunteers from seven south suburban parishes put in a little hard labor Saturday to help out Habitat for Humanity.
Chicago Priest Shows True Colors On Social MediaDisillusionment among the Catholic church’s faithful followers in the wake of decades of scandals has left priests fending off the scourge. One Chicago pastor has turned to technology to help foster deeper connections with church followers.
Chicago Priest Cleared After Child Abuse InvestigationA Chicago priest who had been the subject of a child sex abuse investigation has now been cleared.
Cupich Speaks At Vatican Summit Addressing Sex Abuse Crisis In Catholic ChurchStopping predator priests and protecting the innocent is the goal of a global Vatican summit addressing the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Clergy Abuse Survivors Meet With Catholic Leaders Ahead Of Key Vatican SummitJuan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean abuse survivor who helped organize the encounter, said it was attended by four members of the organizing committee for the Meeting of the Protection of Minors, including Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and the Rev. Hans Zollner, a German Jesuit who is president of the Center for the Protection of Minors at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Cupich Hopes Vatican Summit On Sex Abuse Crisis Will Be A 'Turning Point'Cardinal Blase Cupich will join nearly 200 Catholic leaders from around the world at the Vatican later this week, for a four-day summit on the church’s sexual abuse scandal.
Retired Priest, Former Superintendent Of Maryville Academy Accused Of Sexual AbuseFather John Smyth has been accused of sexually abusing minors from 2002 to 2003 while he was superintendent at Maryville Academy.
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.