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Man says Chicago Archdiocese, Catholic Bishop responsible for priest's sex abuse

Louie Torres Jul. 12, 2017, 2:00am

An individual is suing The Archdiocese of Chicago and The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, alleging battery and sexual abuse by a member of the clergy.

Catholic church can't be sued for discriminating against gay man fired as music director: Judge

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 7, 2017, 7:56pm

A federal judge has turned aside a discrimination lawsuit brought by a gay man against the Roman Catholic Chicago Archdiocese for firing him from his role as music director at a church in suburban Inverness after he publicly announced his wedding engagement, saying the man’s tasks in his job at the church meant he “served an integral role in the celebration of mass,” and thus anti-discrimination laws did not apply to him.

Archdiocese of Chicago allegedly failed to prevent delivery woman from falling

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:42am

An Evanston woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Saint Jerome Catholic Church for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from tripping over a rock that was propping open a door at the church.

Ex-church music director sues Catholic Archdiocese for firing him after announcing same-sex marriage engagement

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 8, 2016, 12:35pm

A gay man who claims he was fired as music director at a northwest suburban Catholic church after publicly announcing his engagement has asked a federal court to order the Chicago Archdiocese to give him his job back, asserting federal, state and Cook County non-discrimination laws and past employment decisions by the Archdiocese trump the Roman Catholic Church’s prerogative under the so-called “ministerial exception” to fire church workers whose same-sex marriages may violate the Catholic churc