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Fr. Michael Pfleger

Chicago archdiocese reinstates Father Pfleger after investigating sex abuse allegations  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bishop-elect Robert J. Lombardo, CFR. Courtesy photo

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal co-founder among Chicago’s new auxiliary bishops

Pope Francis Friday appointed three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Chicago, including one of the founders of the religious... Read more

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese... Read more

Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, the bishop-elect of Joliet, Illinois.

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday.  Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

‘Covert White Supremacy’ tweet does not reflect Church’s values, Chicago archdiocese says

A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the... Read more

A priest performs the sacrament of anointing of the sick. 

Team of young Chicago priests answer the call to anoint COVID-19 patients

The Archdiocese of Chicago has assembled a team of 24 priest volunteers— all under age 60, and without pre-existing medical... Read more

Illinois religious order funds hotel initiative to protect homeless from coronavirus

As homeless shelters have been limited by the coronavirus, the Clerics of Saint Viator will help fund an initiative to... Read more

Chicago archdiocese announces nearly two dozen parish mergers, closings

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Thursday the latest round of parish mergers and closures as part of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Board members say Chicago seminary closure lacks transparency

Members of the advisory board for Chicago’s college seminary have written to Cardinal Blase Cupich, saying that his recent decision... Read more

CNA Explainer: What rights does a pastor have?

Chicago rainbow flag burning raises questions about a pastor's canoical rights  Read more

Gay Lesbian Pride Rainbow Flags on Church Building in City.

Chicago priest removed 'temporarily' following rainbow flag burning

According to the archdiocese, Fr. Paul Kalchik has “left willingly” from his Chicago parish “to receive pastoral care.”  Read more

Chicago priest arrested in Miami has ties to shuttered program

Two priests from the Archdiocese of Chicago were arrested Monday in Miami, after the men were reportedly found engaged in... Read more

Fr. Frank Phillips, C.R.

Canons of St John Cantius founder relocating to St Louis

Fr. C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, has been asked by his religious superior... Read more