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Pilsen Parishioners Camping Outside Former Catholic Church To Block Archdiocese From Removing Beloved La Pietà Statue

For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought side by side the save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a statue there. "I was ready to chain myself to the gate."

Chicago Archdiocese To Pay $1.75 Million To Woman Who Says Priest Sexually Abused Her At South Side Catholic School

A woman who said disgraced priest Robert Boley abused her at the defunct St. Cyril Catholic School in Woodlawn "demonstrated tremendous courage coming forward," her attorneys said. Boley was linked to other abuse scandals in Los Angeles before working in Chicago.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pilsen Food Pantry Struggles To Find Permanent Home After Archdiocese Meets Its Offer With ‘Radio Silence,’ Leader Says

The pantry has served hundreds of people weekly out of a former church building for two years rent-free. Now, it's trying to buy part of the site for $500,000, but the archdiocese "just blows us off," its leader said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Catholic And Queer: Affirmed Church Group Creating A Welcoming Space For LGBTQ Chicagoans

The group is building bridges between Catholicism and LGBTQ Chicagoans. "We are accepting here, we're inclusive and we have a space for you if you're interested."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

St. Timothy Parish In West Ridge, Closed Last Year In Merger, Sold To Jewish Elementary School

The Jewish school in North Park bought the St. Timothy campus on Washtenaw Avenue for $2.95 million earlier this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Our Lady Of Victory Church Should Be A Protected Chicago Landmark, Northwest Side Group Says

A petition calls on elected officials to work with the city to grant the church landmark status, and it's been suggested to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Suburban Catholic Schools Lifting Mask Mandate After Archdiocese Punished Principal For Saying They’re Optional

The mask mandate will be lifted for Catholic schools in Lake County and suburban Cook County, but not in Chicago, Evanston or Oak Park where health departments require masks.

Citywide

Catholic School Principal Removed By Archdiocese After Telling Students Masks Are Optional, Parents Say

Parents on the Far Southwest Side are protesting the archdiocese's decision to put Queen of Martyrs Principal M. Jacob “Doc” Mathius on administrative leave after he told students the school’s mask mandate was ending.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Ahead Of Last Mass At Our Lady Of Victory Church, Jefferson Park Community Vows To Preserve Historical Building

After the Archdiocese of Chicago announced the closure of Our Lady Of Victory, parishioners appealed to the Vatican but lost their bid. Its last Mass is Sunday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After 120 Years, Bronzeville Catholic Church Prepares To Close Its Doors For Good

Corpus Christi Catholic Church will close in July, part of a larger effort from the Archdiocese of Chicago to consolidate struggling parishes.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Father Pfleger Reinstated At St. Sabina Church After Archdiocese Finds ‘No Reason To Suspect’ He’s Guilty Of Sex Abuse

Pfleger, who has led St. Sabina since 1981, is set to return to the pulpit June 5. "I’m so relieved and glad that this nightmare is over," he said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Jefferson Park Polish Catholic Church Appeals Archdiocese’s Decision To Combine Northwest Side Parishes

Parishioners at St. Constance Parish and School say they worry merging with a nearby church will undermine some of their long-held traditions.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Mercy Hospital Sale Finalized, Saving Historic Bronzeville Hospital From Closing

Mercy must remain a full-service hospital, according to the agreement. New owners will meet with residents, activists and medical professionals Tuesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Rev. Thomas Hurley Stepping Down As Pastor Of Old St. Patrick’s Church For Health Reasons: ‘This Has Been The Hardest Decision Of My Life’

Hurley has led the West Loop parish since 2007. "I need some time to step away from the arena in order to re-examine my life and care for myself, and I believe the time is now."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Father Pfleger, Refusing To ‘Wait In Silence’ During Sexual Abuse Investigation, Prepares To Return To Ministering

The reverend, who was removed from his South Side parish in January and is facing three-decades-old sexual abuse claims, maintains his innocence.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

2 Little Village Churches Will Become 1 Parish, Archdiocese Announces

On July 1, Epiphany Roman Catholic Church and Good Shepard Catholic Church will merge into a single parish. The move follows other church consolidations in the area.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

3rd Man Accuses Father Michael Pfleger Of Sexual Abuse

A third man has said Pfleger, the popular but controversial leader of St. Sabina Church, sexually abused him in the '70s. "When I heard his supporters attacking the other victims and saying Father Mike could do never do this, I knew I had to come forward and tell the truth."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

St. Sabina Leaders Halt Monthly Payments To Archdiocese Until Pfleger Sex Abuse Investigation Is Over

Leaders of the South Side church say the financial strain is "hurting their mission to serve" as longtime pastor Michael Pfleger is sidelined from his ministry.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

2 Uptown Parishes To Merge, Leaving Fate Of Our Lady Of Lourdes’ Beloved Grotto In Flux

Our Lady of Lourdes will merge into St. Mary of the Lake Parish, but the fate of Lourdes' church and grotto remain to be seen.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Two Logan Square Churches Will Merge, But Their Schools Will Remain Separate, Archdiocese Announces

The churches have similar demographics, which will "provide rich opportunity for a united effort in the work of evangelization," according to a church bulletin.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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