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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, West Loop

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, West Loop

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

Father Pfleger Child Sex Abuse Allegation Leaves South Side Community ‘In Shock’: ‘He Did So Much For Us’

Whether or not they attended his St. Sabina Church, Auburn Gresham residents say the outspoken pastor has been a vital member of the predominately Black South Side community since 1981.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

3 Back Of The Yards Churches Will Become 1 Parish As Archdiocese Announces Closures

Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph and St. Michael the Archangel will merge into one parish by July. Immaculate Heart of Mary will stop holding regular services.

Back of the Yards

City Moves To Landmark Pilsen’s Beloved St. Adalbert Church After Years Of Activism

The preliminary recommendation could be considered by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in the spring, a spokesman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Two Chicago Charters To Keep Virtual Learning Until The New Year; CPS Hasn’t Announced Plans

Chicago International Charter Schools and Acero, which each oversee more than a dozen campuses, surveyed parents and found a majority preferred to continue learning remotely.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Beloved St. Adalbert Church In Pilsen No Longer Being Sold To Developer, Archdiocese Says

This is the second time a deal to buy the former Pilsen church campus has fallen through since 2016.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

St. Adalbert Church’s Community-Made Altars In Pilsen Defaced: ‘This Is Hurtful And Painful’

Former parishioners have prayed on the church's steps since it was closed by the archdiocese in July 2019.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

St. Benedict Moves Junior High Classes Online After Teacher Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Classes began last week at the North Center school. The sickened teacher told school officials and parents Saturday she tested positive for coronavirus.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

With Churches Closed, Cardinal Blase Cupich Will Livestream Easter Mass From Holy Name Cathedral

Catholic Churches across Chicago will remain closed until further notice, a spokesman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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