Features SPECIAL REPORT: The Catholics of Chicago A wide-ranging portrait of one of the area’s most important institutions, spiritual home to more than three million people. At A Crossroads, by Marcia Froelke Coburn and David Zivan With a myriad of challenges and new leadership in Rome, the Catholic Church here faces a time of … Read more
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A devout attorney in search of the sacred. A gay activist battling for equality. An immigrant seeking refuge. A nun pursuing peace at any cost. A gathering of the faithful.
A Short History of Catholic Chicago
In the eight years that he has headed the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George has navigated a range of crises and addressed a groundswell of dissent. Some in his flock remain uncertain about where he will lead them. But now this scholarly and personable man says the way has cleared for his main agenda: bringing people into his church.
From women saying Mass in Edgewater to the thriving Latin Rite in West Town—seven parishes suggest the huge variety within the Catholic faith in the Chicago area.
What’s the value of all that archdiocese real estate? Heaven only knows.