Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, November 21, 2019 Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich has once again downplayed the centrality of abortion as moral and political issue, insisting it must be seen as just one element of “a consistent ethic of life.” In an op-ed Wednesday in... read more

Chicago Archdiocese pledged $150 million for a scholarship trust. Six years later, it holds less than a third of the money.

By DAVID HEINZMANN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, JUL 25, 2019 Chicago Archdiocese pledged $150 million for a scholarship trust. Six years later, it holds less than a third of the money. As Cardinal Francis George faced a growing financial crisis in 2013, he asked Chicago Catholics for hundreds of... read more

USING PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS TO PUNISH PRIESTS

by Church Militant, June 20, 2019    Per canon law, no priest may be forced to enter a rehab center against his will DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Father Paul Kalchik is warning that psychiatric treatment centers are sometimes used by Church leaders to sideline good priests.... read more

Cardinal Cupich’s cathedral promotes Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ despite gay sex scenes

By: Martin M. Barillas, LifeSite News, May 23, 2019 CHICAGO, Illinois, May 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The parish bulletin of Holy Name Cathedral in the Chicago archdiocese advertised that a group of parishioners is getting together to watch the pornographic film Rocketman. Father Greg... read more
Fr. Pfleger and Rev. Farrakhan

Chicago Catholic Church Hosts Talk by Louis Farrakhan — UPDATED

By: Deacon Greg Kandra, Patheos, May 10, 2019 One week after Facebook banned Minister Louis Farrakhan and others for promoting “violence and hate,” the Nation of Islam leader insists that he is not a hateful person. Farrakhan told those at Saint Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago on... read more
Blessed John Henry Newman (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

Miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman has local ties

By Joyce Duriga, Chicago Catholic, February 19, 2019 Blessed John Henry Newman (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales) When the Vatican announced on Feb. 15 that Pope Francis had signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry... read more

HISTORIC: Catholic Church Nears Canonization Of The First Black American Saint

Father Augustus Tolton By PAUL BOIS, March 18, 2019 The Catholic Church stands on the cusp of making history by canonizing the first black American saint, who is also the first black American priest: former runaway slave Father Augustus Tolton. "A nine-member theological commission at the... read more

National Shrine to Christ the King Renewed: Old Landmark Receives New Life in Chicago

The Shrine of Christ the King is rising again from the ashes, but must complete Phase II before the wrecking ball is completely at bay. By Peter Jesserer Smith, Jan. 24, 2019 CHICAGO — On a cold October day in the Windy City, as the first snow fell on the last shingle nailed to the new roof... read more

Massive overhaul slated for Chicago Archdiocese

Parishioners of St. Adalbert Catholic Church, built in 1912, are engaged in battle with the Chicago Archdiocese to keep their church open for worship. By Manya Brachear Pashman, Reporter, Chicago Tribune A radical overhaul in the nation's third-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese could... read more

Chicago Archdiocese pays $1.65 million for Lincoln Park home to be used as parish priest residence

By Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune The Archdiocese of Chicago recently paid $1.65 million for a four-bedroom, 3,044-square-foot house on an upscale Lincoln Park street and is using the home as a residence for parish priests at the nearby St. Clement Catholic Church. On May 30, the... read more

The Curious Case of Fr Kalchik

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, September 23, 2018 For those who are watching the meltdown of liberal American Catholicism, the drama has a new episode every day. Just when you thought it couldn’t get more frightening and bizarre… It does, and Chicago seems to be one of the flash points. You... read more