Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign at the end of the month because he was too infirm to carry on — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Cardinal Francis George says he appears to be cancer free after he started chemotherapy in September for cancer cells on his liver and kidney.The head of Chicago's Catholic archdiocese tells the Chicago Tribune doctors were encouraged because "they couldn't find any evidence of cancer w
St. Basil’s was built in the Byzantine style, along the lines of the famous Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Granite columns rose from steps on the portico and the interior contained frescoes and mosaics in bright colors.
A former altar boy at a church in Chicago's southern suburbs claims in a lawsuit that he was molested by a Catholic priest in the 1980s.The suit, filed Tuesday, accuses the now-deceased priest, the Rev. John Curran, of luring young boys to his room in the rectory of St.
Some Catholic leaders in Chicago are calling on state officials to take over a suburban cemetery where police investigators discovered 11 unburied bodies.The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest issued a statement Sunday blasting Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Bishop James Alan Wilkowsk