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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

Then-Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

'We must be humble', Cardinal Cupich says as 'Vos estis' task force begins work

Mar 5, 2020

After being named to the Vatican’s task force for the protection of minors against sexual abuse, Cardinal Blase Cupich of... Read more

Chicago archdiocese announces nearly two dozen parish mergers, closings

Feb 10, 2020

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

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

Nov 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

Jun 14, 2019

By Matt Hadro

While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Cupich denounces pastor's decision to host Nation of Islam leader

May 11, 2019

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is distancing himself from the decision of a pastor who invited controversial preacher Louis Farrakhan... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory. CNA/File photo

Analysis: Gregory’s road to Washington

Apr 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

Gregory’s arrival in Washington follows months of intense speculation, with many frustrated at the apparent delay - but the process... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich warns against 'radical' Illinois abortion bills

Mar 26, 2019

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Board members say Chicago seminary closure lacks transparency

Mar 14, 2019

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

Cardinal Blase Cupich with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

Cardinal Cupich lays out framework for bishops' accountability

Feb 22, 2019

The Church needs to establish a new rules and standards for the accountability of bishops regarding sex abuse and its... Read more

October 3, 2018 - Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit deliver?

Feb 18, 2019

By Ed Condon

The wider purpose of the three-day meeting is to impress the seriousness of the child abuse crisis on bishops from... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich at a Vatican press conference ahead of the meeting of the heads of the world's bishops' conferences. Feb. 18, 2019.

Ahead of summit, Cupich discusses sex abuse, homosexuality, priestly formation

Feb 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Conversion or reform: What will the bishops choose in 2019?

Jan 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

Expectations that there can be one practical solution to solve the crisis are likely to prove false hopes. It has... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Illinois AG report says dioceses failed abuse victims

Dec 19, 2018

Illinois’ attorney general released a report Wednesday outlining the early findings into an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

Dec 7, 2018

By Ed Condon

How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo.

Cupich named to organizing group of Vatican's February meeting on abuse crisis

Nov 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Friday Pope Francis’ selection for the organizing committee of the Vatican’s February meeting of bishops on abuse... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Nov 21, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Nov 16, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Alain de Raemy Oct. 20, 2018.

Bishops talk abuse crisis, same-sex attraction at youth synod

Oct 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in parts... Read more