1st Black Priest In US, Ex-Slave, Positioned For SainthoodHe endured three years of racism in Quincy before "Good Father Gus" moved to Chicago. He is buried in Quincy.
Pope Francis Names Chicago Native Wilton Gregory As D.C.'s First African-American ArchbishopGregory, 71, replaces Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned last year after being implicated in covering up abuse by a Pennsylvania grand jury report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pope Francis Meets With Catholic Leaders In Rome Amid Ongoing Sex Abuse ScandalSome of the highest ranking Catholic leaders from the U.S. met with Pope Francis to discuss the priest sex abuse crisis that has rocked the church.
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.
Priest Sex Abuse Survivors Share Stories As Chicago Priests Meet With Cardinal CupichChicago priests were invited to talk about the sex abuse scandal ripping the church apart in a closed-door meeting Wednesday night. Survivors seized the moment to speak out about the abuse.