- May 11, 2021
A Chicago priest was injured in a plane crash but will recover.
A former Chicago Catholic priest deemed to be a sexually violent person, on Wednesday was ordered committed indefinitely to an Illinois facility for sex offenders.
30 delegates from 11 dioceses attended the first Instituto Pastoral Migratoria July 11-15 in Chicago.
Hundreds of protesters led by Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger and anti-gun activists filled a major Chicago highway for about an hour July 7 demanding that city officials do something to stop gun violence in the city.
The religious superior of Father C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, recommended last month that Chicago’s archbishop permit the priest to return to public ministry.
For the past 10 years, at the start of summer, Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church in Chicago, and St. Sabina parishioners have held a rally to kick off weekly marches for peace in the surrounding neighborhood.
The Archdiocese of Chicago at the Region VII encuentro took place early June at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The episcopal regions of the U.S. Catholic Church have had encuentros; these regionals are leading to the National Fifth Encuentro, or V Encuentro, set for September in Grapevine, Texas.
Chicago Public Schools’ correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation’s third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was around 15.