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.
Padre Pio's Personal Items On Display In Naperville ChurchChurch historians say Padre Pio was said to have the ability to read souls and often spent up to 16 hours a day hearing confession.
All Illinois Catholic Dioceses Targeted In Sex Abuse LawsuitThe lawsuit seeking to compel church leaders to turn over the names of every priest accused of sexual abuse comes weeks after a similar one was filed in California.
Three Fort-Wayne, South Bend Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse Of Minors Had Ties To Northwest IndianaThe Diocese of Fort-Wayne-South Bend published a list of priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor, including three who once served in Northwest Indiana.
Pope OKs Investigation Into US Bishop, Meets With U.S. DelegationChurch historians questioned why such an urgent problem was being scheduled for discussion six months from now with the very bishops who are blamed for much of the scandal.
Dramatic Twists As Pope Meets With U.S. Cardinals Over Sex AbuseThe head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, had requested the papal audience last month following revelations that McCarrick had risen through church ranks even though the allegations of sexual misconduct were known in U.S. and Vatican circles.
More States Launching Clergy Sex Abuse Investigations"For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away."
Australian Catholic Church Rejects Calls For Priests To Report Abuse ConfessionsChurch leaders said that they would maintain the sanctity of confession, arguing to remove would infringe on religious liberties.
Pennsylvania's Clergy Abuse Scandal Sparks Inquiries In Other StatesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced plans to meet with the Chicago Archdiocese after at least seven priests with connections to her state were identified in the Pennsylvania grand jury report.
Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex MarriageAn Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman.
High School Bans Valedictorian's Speech, So He Uses A MegaphoneAfter reading a copy of Christian Bales' speech, Holy Cross High School in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, determined it was "political and inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic church."
Paul Ryan: America Needs CatholicismHouse Speaker Paul Ryan made the case Thursday for Catholicism as a faith that can help solve the country's problems.
Cardinal Cupich Speaks To City Club Of ChicagoNothing was off the table as Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke Monday to a packed house of City Club of Chicago members at Maggiano's in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
Suburban Priest Removed From Church For ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ With A ManA priest has been removed from a northwest suburban church because of his “inappropriate relationship with an adult man.”
Archdiocese Removes Pilsen Pastor For Relationship With WomanThe longtime pastor of St. Pius V Church in Pilsen has been removed after details emerged of a relationship he had with an adult single woman, according to a statement from the Dominican Friars.