- Jun 17, 2021
An activist Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into claims that he sexually abused several boys decades ago returned to the pulpit of his longtime church on Sunday for the first time in five months.
The pastor of a Chicago Catholic parish who was asked to step aside following allegations he sexually assaulted a minor 36 years ago was reinstated Friday.
The pastor of a Catholic parish has been asked to step aside following allegations he sexually assaulted a minor 36 years ago, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Wednesday.
Chicago’s oldest hospital has finalized the facility’s sale to a nonprofit.
The future of Father Michael Pfleger, a charismatic priest of a thriving Black Catholic parish, is in jeopardy because three men — two who are Black and the third whose race hasn’t been made public — have accused him of sexually abusing them decades ago.
A third man has come forward with sexual abuse allegations against a Chicago priest who has gained widespread acclaim for his activism, saying he felt he owes it to two brothers who have faced criticism for accusing the priest of abusing them decades ago when they were teens.
There is no evidence to support allegations accusing Father Michael Pfleger of abusing two brothers in their early teens decades ago, but this doesn’t mean the claims are untrue, Illinois’ child protection agency said in a letter to the Chicago priest Friday.
When the pandemic forced many people to work from home last spring, business at Al’s Shoe Service in Mount Prospect, outside of Chicago, almost completely dried up overnight.