Diocese of Joliet

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Seattle Archbishop Paul Etienne.

Seattle Archdiocese announces plan to merge parishes

Feb 5, 2024

By Daniel Payne

A shortage in priests and resources compelled the archdiocese to restructure. Read more


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


Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Jan 12, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Monks bow out of Illinois Catholic school after controversy over coach in same-sex union

Jan 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

After a Chicago-area Catholic high school bowed to protests and hired a lacrosse coach in a same-sex marriage, the Benedictine... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Catholic school in Illinois hires coach in same-sex marriage, reversing earlier decision

Sep 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic school in suburban Chicago this week reversed a previous decision not to hire a coach who is civilly... Read more

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

Sep 8, 2020

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

Jul 17, 2020

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

Catholic school superintendent aims to equip schools for special ed

Jun 23, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

An educator with years of experience working in and studying best practices in special education was recently named superintendent of... Read more

Bishop Daniel Conlon. CNA file photo

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Joliet Bishop Conlon

May 4, 2020

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel Conlon of Joliet, who took a medical leave of absence from... Read more

Bishop Daniel Conlon. CNA file photo

Joliet Bishop Conlon announces medical leave of absence

Dec 28, 2019

The Diocese of Joliet announced Friday that Bishop Daniel Conlon will take a medical leave of absence from leadership of... Read more