• Mark Wahlberg hopes God forgives him for ‘Boogie Nights’

    Mark Wahlberg hopes God forgives him for ‘Boogie Nights’

    • Oct 24, 2017

    Actor Mark Wahlberg told a gathering sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, “I feel remorse when I’ve made mistakes.” He later told the audience, “If I could go back and change a lot of things that I did, I would. I look for ways to give back.” Wahlberg also touched on his troubled youth. The actor spent time in jail for a racially motivated attack in 1988, when he was 16.

  • Ex-priest declared sexually violent, fate yet to be decided

    Ex-priest declared sexually violent, fate yet to be decided

    • Sep 9, 2017

    State prosecutors said the former Chicago priest should remain locked up at an Illinois facility for sex offenders. In 2007, McCormack pleaded guilty to molesting five boys and was sentenced to five years in prison. A judge on Wednesday agreed with prosecutors, but his fate is not decided.

  • Illinois wants ex-priest committed to facility for sex offenders

    Illinois wants ex-priest committed to facility for sex offenders

    • Sep 5, 2017

    A former Chicago-area priest who pled guilty to molesting five boys, and whose crimes cost the Archdiocese of Chicago millions in compensation for victims, is facing the possibility of indefinite commitment to a state facility for sex offenders after prosecutors decided that it would be dangerous to release him when his prison term ends.

  • Chicago cardinal praises governor’s pledge to veto abortion funding

    Chicago cardinal praises governor’s pledge to veto abortion funding

    • Apr 23, 2017

    Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has thanked Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for his pledge to veto Illinois House Bill 40. The legislation would fund elective abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason through the Medicaid and employee health insurance programs.

  • Chicago cardinal unveils Church-led anti-violence campaign

    Chicago cardinal unveils Church-led anti-violence campaign

    • Apr 5, 2017

    Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich has outlined plans for a major new philanthropy to promote programs that have proven effective in combatting violence and lifting people out of poverty. The fund will seek money from a range of donors and the archdiocese plans to partner with other social services dedicated to “breaking the violence-causing cycle of despair, racism and poverty in the city.”

  • Chicago-Boston-D.C. axis key to Francis’s agenda in America

    Chicago-Boston-D.C. axis key to Francis’s agenda in America

    • Dec 15, 2016

    While Boston, Chicago and Washington have always been important forces in American Catholic life, they haven’t always been exactly in alignment. That, however, is certainly not the case in 2016, when one could make a good case that those three cities now form a key “Pope Francis Axis” in the American church.