Archdiocese Of Chicago Appoints 23 New DeaconsThe Chicago Archdiocese has 23 newly appointed ministers of the gospel as of Saturday.
Father John Smyth, Former Head of Maryville Academy and Notre Dame College Prep, Accused Of Sexual Abuse, Has Died was just three months ago when former Maryville Academy head Father John Smyth was asked to leave the ministry in the wake of sexual abuse allegations. Smyth, 84, died early Wednesday, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Catholic Mom, Maryann White, To Women: Stop Wearing LeggingsWhite said the article of clothing "makes it difficult for young guys to ignore them." She said she wants the young women to think about "the mothers of sons and to instead choose jeans next time."
Being Black Or Gay In Chicago Makes You More Prone To Hate CrimesHate crimes rose by 24 percent last year, Chicago police data shows, with gay men and African Americans targeted more than other groups.
2 Suburban Catholic Grade Schools To CloseA pair of south suburban Catholic grade schools will close this summer, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Wednesday.
Cardinal George Back Home From HospitalFrancis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.
Attorneys Promise Bombshells In Release Of Church Sex-Abuse DocumentsSix thousand pages of investigative reports will be made public as part of an agreement between victims' attorneys and the Chicago Archdiocese. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
In New Interview, Pope Rejects Hard-Line Stance Against Gay CatholicsIn a cover story in Jesuit publications around the world, including “America” here, the pope deals head-on with his reputation as being ultra-conservative. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Hales Franciscan Kicks Off School Year As Co-Ed InstitutionThey’re pioneers in a brave new world: the first female students ever at the Catholic high school. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Lipinski Mentioned As Next Vatican Ambassador, But Not Expecting AppointmentCongressman Dan Lipinski's name has been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican in Rome, although he said he’s not expecting to be appointed.
Opinion: Paul Ryan's Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget MathIf you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan's drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.
Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan BudgetA group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Critics Challenge Pope's Stance Against Ordaining WomenAt Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.
Catholic Mass Will Sound A Little Different Beginning This WeekendFor Catholics across Chicago, Mass will feature new translations of the Roman Missal beginning this weekend. Not everyone is happy with the changes. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent reports.
Dad Wins One In Religious Battle Of The ExesCatholic, Jewish parents are at odds over their daughter's religious upbringing.