Muslim gravesite defaced for 2nd time in 2 weeks

Muslim gravesite defaced for 2nd time in 2 weeks

A gravesite in the Muslim section of Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park has been defaced for the second time in two weeks.

 George to begin chemotherapy next week

George to begin chemotherapy next week

Following the advice of his medical team, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George will begin four months of chemotherapy next week, according to a...

Cook County man sues archdiocese, alleges abuse in late 1970s

Cook County man sues archdiocese, alleges abuse in late 1970s

A Cook County man filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday, alleging that...

Female deacons had role in early church 

Scholars who argue that the diaconate of the early church included both men and women often point to the first female deacon to appear in...

Parishioner leads charge to break ground for women in church

Parishioner leads charge to break ground for women in church 

Lynne Mapes-Riordan, of Evanston, hopes women will one day serve as Roman Catholic deacons. After 800 years, she could be one of the first.&...

Breaking the fast, reflecting on Syria

Breaking the fast, reflecting on Syria 

For Dr. Zaher Sahloul, the holy month of Ramadan has tested his strength and recharged his spirit.

Muslim's grave vandalized a 6th time

Hassan Mustafa Hassan Abdallah is one of hundreds of Muslims buried alongside people of other faiths in Evergreen Cemetery.

Another cancer battle for George

Cardinal Francis George, who battled bladder cancer six years ago, learned Friday that the disease has returned to his kidney and liver,...

Worshipers make local pilgrimage to honor sacred figure

Worshipers make local pilgrimage to honor sacred figure

Dolores San Miguel said she prayed for years before God saved her troubled marriage.

Conversion leads fertility doctor down new path

Conversion leads fertility doctor down new path 

The first time Dr. Anthony Caruso saw life created in a petri dish, it brought tears to his eyes. Once one of Chicago's leading reproductive...

Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future

Cardinal's 2nd cancer diagnosis raises new questions over Catholic leader's future

When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead...

Wheaton College joins lawsuit over health care law

Wheaton College joins lawsuit over health care law

Wheaton College has joined more than 50 mostly Roman Catholic religious institutions suing the Obama administration for requiring...

 Chicago native quits as leader of American Orthodox Church

Chicago native quits as leader of American Orthodox Church

The Chicago native elected to the helm of the Orthodox Church in America resigned over the weekend, saying in a letter that he has...

Honoring Faith, finding joy

Honoring Faith, finding joy 

When Michele Dremmer moved back to Chicago in 1999 with her 7-year-old adopted daughter from China, the rabbis at Temple Sholom gave them...

Chicago Jewish center in foreclosure

Chicago Jewish center in foreclosure

Seven years ago, Lubavitch Chabad of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park took out a $4.9 million loan to build what was supposed to be a...

Pride Parade to put faith at the forefront

Pride Parade to put faith at the forefront

Seeking to heal historical rifts between religious congregations and the gay community, organizers of this year's Pride Parade have moved...

Archbishop Fulton Sheen another step closer to sainthood

Archbishop Fulton Sheen another step closer to sainthood 

One of the nation's first televangelists has taken a significant step toward sainthood.

Contraceptive mandate stirs local Catholics

Contraceptive mandate stirs local Catholics

The Archdiocese of Chicago has not yet joined 43 other Roman Catholic institutions in suing the federal government over a mandate to pay for...

Nuns on the Bus protest campaign rolls into Chicago

Nuns on the Bus protest campaign rolls into Chicago

Tired of being pushed to the proverbial back of the bus by Roman Catholic leaders, a group of American nuns rolled into Chicago on its own...

Evaluation ordered for suspect in mosque shooting

Evaluation ordered for suspect in mosque shooting

A man accused of shooting a “high-velocity” air rifle at a Morton Grove mosque was ordered this morning to undergo an anger...

Mormon designer interprets Jewish tzedakah box

Mormon designer interprets Jewish tzedakah box

Doug Burnett learned the power of vision and charity as a teenager when his parents gave glasses to a friend who couldn't afford a pair....

Heartache as academy closes doors

Heartache as academy closes doors

Commencement at St. Scholastica Academy has been a day brimming with anticipation for generations of women — both on the stage and...

Seminary post takes priest out of limelight

Seminary post takes priest out of limelight

The Archdiocese of Chicago's celebrity priest has been tapped to lead the next generation of priests at one of the nation's largest...

Chicago pastor elected top Liberian bishop

Chicago pastor elected top Liberian bishop

At last, the Rev. Jensen Seyenkulo can go home.

Illinois dioceses, other Catholic groups sue over White House insurance mandate

Illinois dioceses, other Catholic groups sue over White House insurance mandate

The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that...

 Catholic school blamed for bullying

Catholic school blamed for bullying

Christine Yonan doesn't blame the children who picked on her autistic son. She doesn't blame their parents. She blames the staff at his...

 After Vatican rebuke, nuns celebrated

After Vatican rebuke, nuns celebrated

Less than a month after the Vatican accused women's religious communities of straying too far from doctrinal teachings, Roman Catholics in...

SNAP ruling has clergy-abuse victims' advocate on defensive

SNAP ruling has clergy-abuse victims' advocate on defensive

A prominent activist group in the Roman Catholic Church's clergy-abuse crisis is fighting a Missouri judge's ruling to open more than two...

Muslims bypass Mormons as fastest-growing religion in Illinois

Muslims bypass Mormons as fastest-growing religion in Illinois

Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the...

Basketball star may put his Mormon faith before the NBA

Basketball star may put his Mormon faith before the NBA

Jabari Parker, the Simeon Career Academy junior named 2011-12 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball of...

A time for peace, pastors say

A time for peace, pastors say

Chicagoans know NATO holds the potential for traffic snarls, broken windows and clashes between police and protesters. But there are some...