- Dec 14, 2019
A priest and former slave who served in Chicago and western Illinois in the late 1800s is a step closer to becoming a saint as his body is being exhumed and subject to scientific examination as part of the sainthood review process.
In a time of confusion and uncertainty about the future for the Christian believer in the United States, perhaps it’s a good moment to revive the legacy of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago and his method of dialogue at common ground and the common good.
Chicago’s cardinal-elect is a pastor who identifies strongly with Pope Francis’s vision for the Church. As Archbishop of Chicago, he embodies the pope’s idea of shepherds who know their flock and are there for them — especially in times of suffering and need.
A lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was sexually abused when he was seven years old by a teenager who later became a prominent Catholic priest lawsuit names the Claretians Missionaries, a 165-year-old order that has around 3,000 priests and brothers in about 60 countries, as the principal defendant.
A Chicago priest who was removed from ministry in July 2015 by Archbishop Blase Cupich has been arrested in Maryland and extradited back to Chicago, where he has been charged with possession of child pornography for materials found on his computer.
In an effort to reach out to people distant from the faith, a growing number of Christian groups around the country are using getting together over a cold beer as a missionary calling card, including Catholicism’s well-known ‘Theology on Tap’ series.