Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex.
THE WATCHDOGS: Despite scrutiny, archdiocese didn’t know religious order clerics living near Northbrook for years faced credible sex allegations.
Cardinal Blase Cupich said victims also will be part of the summit, both in their presence and through video testimony.
Pastor Vic Rodriguez of La Villita church “was a spiritual leader, a mentor,” Chicago police Sgt. Alfonso Lara said. “He wanted to make a difference.”
She was a nun in Springfield. He was a top Chicago mobster turned government informant. It was love at first sight in a very chaste way.
Rep. IIhan Omar apologized Monday. But she also sent a message that she would not be cowed.
“I’m upset that I was duped by a con man,” said Muller, who was baptized in the River Jordan by James MacDonald, fired this week by the mega-church.
The church leadership said James MacDonald’s firing was sped up because of his comments on a radio show, the Daily Herald reports.
Four Democratic legislators plan to introduce legislation this week that would repeal several decades-old abortion-related provisions in state law.
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said the 90-minute meeting was “very positive” and that he was “glad we had the chance to get it done.”
THE WATCHDOGS: Anticipating windfall from sale of Holy Name Cathedral parking lot, archdiocese expects most of that to go to clergy sex abuse claims.
Father George McKenna “really was the kindest man I’ve ever met,” said Nancy Westvang. “He just had such a human connection.”
Illinois’ six Catholic bishops on Monday urged state lawmakers to abandon any plans to legalize recreational marijuana use.
“We are awaiting the outcome of the case before making a determination on the donation,” says Paula Waters, a spokeswoman for Cardinal Blase Cupich.
Holy Family Catholic Church will be folded into Notre Dame de Chicago Church under one parish and one pastor at the start of July.