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Tribune staff reporterWearing a golden miter and vestments custom-made for him in Greece, Rev. Demetri Kantzavelos will kneel before the altar of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Saturday just as he did more than three decades ago. An altar boy then, Kantzavelos is being...
Tags: Rome (Italy), Roman Catholicism, Family, Death Penalty, Easter
Sun StaffCHICAGO - A board set up by U.S. Catholic bishops to examine the church's sexual abuse crisis recommended a sweeping study yesterday to provide a better understanding of why priests abused minors. Dr. Paul McHugh, a professor and former director of the...
As hundreds of activists held small rallies in Cicero and the South Chicago neighborhood Monday to support immigration reform, others picketed the district offices of two congressmen who support stricter enforcement of immigration laws. Hours later,...
Tribune staff reporterThe crisis began with the arrest of Rev. Daniel McCormack, accused of sexually abusing two boys. Then came allegations that the church did nothing to stop him. More boys came forward with allegations. Angry parishioners stopped going to mass and demanded...
Tribune staff reporterTending to patients or teaching medical students at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Rev. Myles Sheehan sometimes wears his Roman collar along with his white physician's lab coat. More often, he leaves the collar at home, saying it's...
Tribune staff reportersCalled to the priesthood as an Irish-Catholic boy, Rev. Daniel McCormack followed a path that led him into the heart of the African-American community. He learned to preach as few Roman Catholic priests could, firing up the faithful in the rolling...
Los Angeles TimesCASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy - A book of numbers at his side, a pendulum in his pocket and his wife upstairs plotting astrological charts, Fabrizio Shamir predicts that the next pope will come from South America. "I held the pendulum over a map for 30...
Sun National StaffWhen word of Pope Leo XIII's grave illness reached the United States in 1903, Cardinal James Gibbons booked passage on every steamship leaving for Rome, according to his biographers, lest he miss the opportunity to vote for the pope's successor. The...
Tribune staff reporterFresh from his whirlwind visit to Rome, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George on Monday offered his thoughts about an event closer to home: a stained underpass many locals believe is an image of the Virgin Mary. "God has many ways to stir up devotion in...
Tags: Rome (Italy), Cell Phones, Cults and Sects
Tribune staff reportersFor three minutes, the only sounds at Daley Plaza were the crisp whipping of flags and the tolling of bells on a September day as bright and blue as one exactly a year ago. Shoulder to shoulder, with heads bowed, thousands stood quietly at Chicago's...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterAssuming a posture of contrition and humility, the leaders of the U.S. Roman Catholic church moved Thursday toward adopting toughened policies that would remove from ministry any priest who abuses a child, even for a single allegation from long ago. In a...
A caravan of Illinois politicians barnstormed across the state Saturday in a last-ditch bid for votes, plugging their candidacies at events ranging from St. Patrick's Day parades and city bingo games to Downstate dinners. Just days before Tuesday's...
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