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Sunday Mass obligation re-instituted for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago

Nov 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The restoration of the Sunday Mass obligation goes into effect on Nov. 26 and 27, the First Sunday of Advent. Read more

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Chicago Catholics bury the remains of indigent adults and unborn babies in annual ceremony

Nov 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

“We come here to mourn the loss of 202 souls … who were in need of a sense of compassion... Read more

Fr. Michael Pfleger      Credit: Marie Kanger Born/Shutterstock

Chicago parish community defends Father Pfleger after his suspension for alleged abuse

Oct 18, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras

During an Oct. 16 Mass at St. Sabina Faith Community in Chicago, the celebrant and the community expressed support for... Read more

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

Chicago’s Father Michael Pfleger removed from ministry over new sexual abuse allegations

Oct 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor at St. Sabina parish and a well-known social activist, will live away from his parish... Read more

A community Carols and Candles event at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 16, 2017.

Public Masses suspended at Chicago's Shrine of Christ the King

Aug 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A prominent Chicago church which is home to a Traditional Latin Mass religious institute announced the end of all public... Read more

Pro-abortion protesters are escorted from Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chicago, June 26, 2022.

Pro-abortion protesters disrupted Mass at Catholic church in Chicago

Jul 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-abortion protesters were quickly escorted out of a Mass last month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chicago, according to... Read more

First responders take away victims from the scene of a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. At least six people were killed and 19 injured, according to published reports.

Local 22-year-old man in custody in July Fourth parade shooting in Illinois

Jul 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Authorities identified the suspect as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, who they believe is driving a silver Honda Fit. Read more

Alex Shingleton and Landon Duyka deliver a 'Gospel reflection' during Mass at Old St. Patrick's in Chicago, Ill., June 19, 2022.

Can laity preach at Mass? Chicago parish offers pulpit to same-sex couple

Jun 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Chicago Catholic parish is facing questions after the pastor allowed a couple in a same-sex marriage to offer a... Read more

Father Terrence M. Keehan, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, Illinois, using a guitar to give the final blessing at a Mass livestreamed on Feb. 13, 2022.

You saw the guitar blessing? There was more to that Mass that you missed

Feb 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

A tweeted video clip of a priest using a guitar to bless the congregation at the end of Mass sparked... Read more

M. Jacob "Doc" Mathius, the former principal of Queen of Martyrs School in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Chicago-area Catholic principal who defied mask mandate won't return to school, pastor says

Feb 17, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

A principal at a Catholic school who was placed on leave after he defied the Archdiocese of Chicago's mask mandate... Read more

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Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Feb 10, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago (but not in the city of Chicago) can now make masks... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Chicago archdiocese announces new groupings from parish mergers

Feb 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

As part of its “Renew My Church” initiative the Archdiocese of Chicago recently announced 12 new parish groupings. By July,... Read more

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Chicago archdiocese will continue to require masks in schools, while other Illinois dioceses drop requirement 

Feb 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following an Illinois judge’s Friday ruling that nullified a statewide mask mandate for schools, the superintendent of schools for the... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, under whose canonical authority the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius are.

Chicago priests serving in Springfield will celebrate Novus Ordo on First Sundays

Jan 26, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has instituted regulations on members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius serving... Read more

St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, Ill.

St John Cantius parish in Chicago seeks to reassure faithful amid changes

Jan 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The priests of Chicago’s St. John Cantius parish have pledged both continued support for their parishioners and obedience to the... Read more

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