Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Students from Saint Xavier University share their thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict
Catholics across the globe were reacting yesterday to the unexpected news that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning from the papacy. Patch stopped by Saint Xavier University to hear how local students were reacting to the news. Read: Benedict First Pope in 600 Years to Resign: Local Reaction Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Evergreen Park
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Cardinal Francis George releases a strongly worded letter urging Catholics to oppose passage of same-sex marriage bill in Illinois. Do you agree with his stand?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cardinal Francis George releases a strongly worded letter as the State Legislature moves closer to a vote on gay marriage.
As gay marriage moves closer to a vote in the Illinois General Assembly, Cardinal Francis George has released a letter attacking the notion of same- sex marriage itself and urging Catholics to voice their objections. UPDATED: Illinois State Senate members went home on Thursday without voting the bill up or down in the final days of the veto session, although a senate committee did vote in favor of the bill to allow same-sex marraige. Supporters are hoping the bill will be passed after new lawmakers are sworn in on Jan. 9, however, it may be weeks before the bill goes before the state senate for a full vote. The marriage equality bill's failure to go before the senate for a full vote on Thursday was credited to pushback from the Catholic …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Former students seeking claims against Irish Christian Brothers must show religious order knew certain members were a danger to children. Deadline to file is Aug. 1.
Documents amassed by a Seattle-based law firm show that although the Irish Christian Brothers knew one of its members may have molested students at Brother Rice High School, they still sent him to other schools. The allegations came to light after a bankruptcy filing by the Irish Christian Brothers in an attempt to cap any damages from former students filing claims alleging sexual or physical abuse by members of the religious order who taught at the high schools. Sign up for the O-L Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Brother Edward Courtney, who ran extracurricular activities and served various teaching and administrative roles at Brother Rice's South Side Chicago campus from 1960 to 1968, has been named in lawsuits and court …