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Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich booed and heckled by some at Chicago March for Life rally

Jan 9, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Cardinal Blase Cupich got a rough reception from some in the crowd at Chicago's March for Life rally on Jan.... Read more

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March for Life Chicago: Learn about the Midwest’s ‘largest pro-life event’

Jan 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder

March for Life Chicago — which calls itself “the largest pro-life event in the Midwest”— is expecting more than 10,000... Read more

Some say the theatrical presentation of the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Sabina Church in Chicago went too far.

Uproar over Chicago Mass: Did this Christmas Eve liturgy go too far?

Dec 30, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Some Catholics believe the live streamed Christmas Eve liturgy at St. Sabina Church in Chicago, which featured a jazz band,... Read more

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Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Sep 6, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

Three priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have been asked to step aside from ministry pending investigation of their inappropriate... Read more

Father Anthony Bus, host of “Winds of Change” radio program, will air at noon Central Time on WNDZ 750 AM Portage/Chicago, along with a host of other EWTN radio programs, beginning Sept. 1.

EWTN Global Catholic Radio now available throughout Chicagoland

Sep 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Starting Sept. 1, Catholics can now tune in from sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday to a new Catholic station.... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

Pastor says priest 'misspoke' when he alleged Cardinal Cupich stopped public prayers after Mass

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, allegedly ordered a priest to cease praying the Prayer to St. Michael and the... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago during a press briefing in Rome, Feb. 22, 2019.

Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees

Aug 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Chicago will require all archdiocesan employees and clergy to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 within the next... Read more

Father Andrew Liaugminas, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a recent appointee to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, teaches a class at Mundelein Seminary. Credit: Mundelein Seminary.

Chicago priest with a 'pastoral heart' named to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Aug 20, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Andrew Liaugminas of the Archdiocese of Chicago has been appointed to serve at the doctrine section of the Catholic... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago.

Chicago, Philly archdioceses tell priests not to provide religious exemption from COVID vaccines

Aug 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The archdioceses of both Philadelphia and Chicago have instructed their clerics not to assist parishioners seeking religious exemptions from receiving... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago

After police officer's shooting death, Cardinal Cupich urges 'commitment to protecting life'

Aug 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago condemned Wednesday the rising levels of gun violence in the city of Chicago and called... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Archdiocese of Chicago

Jul 12, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a hostile work environment lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, citing a religious... Read more

Bishop John R. Manz, pictured in 2012.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old Chicago auxiliary bishop

Jul 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John R. Manz celebrated 50 years as a priest and 25 years as a bishop in May. Read more

Fr. Michael Pfleger

Chicago archdiocese reinstates Father Pfleger after investigating sex abuse allegations  

May 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Outspoken activist priest Father Michael Pfleger will return to the pulpit, after a Chicago archdiocese investigation concluded there was “insufficient... Read more

Chicago archdiocese reinstates priest after investigating TikTok allegation

May 18, 2021

The Archdiocese of Chicago has reinstated a pastor who was accused of attempted sexual assault, after failing to substantiate the... Read more

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Calls mount for Chicago-area religious orders to publish lists of members credibly accused of abuse

May 14, 2021

Recent reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times has highlighted several religious orders active in Chicago that have not yet released lists... Read more

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Chicago case highlights religious orders that have not published lists of credibly accused clergy

Apr 19, 2021

Recent reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times highlighted several religious orders active in Chicago that have not released lists of members... Read more

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Black parishes in Chicago closing disproportionately due to low attendance, official says

Mar 31, 2021

Amid a plan to merge and close dozens of parishes, the Archdiocese of Chicago has disproportionately closed parishes that minister... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ill., mother church of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Credit: Edlane De Mattos/Shutterstock.

Chicago archdiocese announces another round of parish mergers

Mar 11, 2021

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced this week the development of several new parish groupings as part of the “Renew My... Read more

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Fr. Michael Pfleger’s parish stops payments to Chicago archdiocese to expedite his investigation

Mar 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The parish of St. Sabina in Chicago announced on Sunday that it would withhold its monthly contribution to the archdiocese... Read more

Father Michael Pfleger / Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil CC BY 2.0

Father Michael Pfleger, activist Chicago priest, faces claim of abusing minor

Jan 5, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The outspoken activist Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger faces an allegation that he sexually abused a minor over 40 years... Read more