Archdiocese of Chicago
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
East Siders See Catholicism’s Worldwide Struggles Playing Out In Their Churches As Archdiocese Consolidates
As the archdiocese carries out its most recent consolidations, four East Side congregations share their hopes and fears about the future of Catholicism in Chicago and beyond.