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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.