Four Priests Who Fathered Children Remain In The Chicago Archdiocese“A very small number of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have fathered children. The latest case was nearly twenty years ago.”
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.
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.
Group Organizing Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Will Include SurvivorsThe group organizing the Vatican meeting will set new policies dealing with, and even penalties for not dealing with, clergy sex abuse.
Pope Picks Cupich For Committee On Catholic Sex Abuse CrisisEarlier this month the Vatican told the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on any measures that would hold bishiops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse.
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 Silent On Archbishop's Call For Him To ResignPope Francis says he "will not say a single word" on a former archbishop's call for him to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against a prominent cardinal in 2013.
Vatican Condemns Sex Abuse Described In Pennsylvania Grand Jury ReportThe Vatican has condemned sexual abuse described in a Pennsylvania grand jury report and said Pope Francis is on the victims' side.
Chicago Delegation Arrives In Rome To See Cupich Become CardinalHundreds of Chicagoans will be on hand to honor a man who has embraced Chicago as much as the city has embraced him.
Cupich Arrives In Rome For Installation As Cardinal On SaturdayOn Saturday, Pope Francis will lead a Vatican ceremony installing Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and 16 other bishops as cardinals.
St. Adalbert's Supporters Taking Effort To Save Church To The VaticanAt midnight Thursday night, St. Adalbert's Church in Pilsen ceases to exist as a parish in the eyes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, but the battle by its supporters to save the 102-year-old building is not over.
Archbishop Cupich Pays Tribute To Late Cardinal George During Rome TripAmid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.
Archbishop Celebrates Mass In Vatican, Receives Pallium From PopeArchbishop Blase Cupich received a special honor Monday morning, as Pope Francis bestowed him with a pallium, a special lambswool vestment symbolizing his position as leader of a major archdiocese.
Archbishop Cupich Meets With Pope Francis In Vatican Archbishop Blase Cupich had a personal audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican Friday afternoon, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced in a statement.