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
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.