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
Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese is not yet endorsing President Barack Obama's compromise on forcing religious institutions to provide birth control for employees.Mr. Obama announced Friday that certain institutions can object on religious principle to directly provide birth control.
In 1976 a cardinal of the Catholic Church named Karol Wojtyla visited Chicago. That was minor news. When he returned three years later, the whole city knew he was in town.By 1979 Wojtyla had become John Paul II, the first Polish pope.