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Judge: 'Ministerial exception' gives church right to fire gay music director after he marries

DM Herra Oct. 13, 2017, 5:59pm

A man fired from his job at a suburban church after marrying another man lost the federal discrimination lawsuit he filed against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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

Catholic Charities lawsuit: Chicago OK'd marijuana dispensary too near shelter with child care service

Scott Holland Mar. 2, 2016, 9:05pm

Catholic Charities has asked a Cook County judge to overrule the Chicago Zoning Board’s permission for a medical marijuana dispensary to open near a Lakeview shelter for women and children it operates, saying the Zoning Board improperly overlooked the shelter’s unlicensed child care service when determining there were no day care centers or schools within 1,000 feet of the planned dispensary site.

Conlon real estate executives sued for cutting partner out of deal to redevelop St. Dominic church

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 30, 2015, 2:09pm

One of the real estate groups behind the plan to build new luxury apartments on the site of a demolished 110-year old Roman Catholic Church not far from where the Cabrini-Green Public Housing Projects once stood have landed in court under a lawsuit brought by a purported business partner who claims his former associates cheated him out of commissions and fees from the sale of the church after he had given them the inside track to buying the site from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Court action alleges Catholic Church failed to protect boys from convicted sexual abuser priest Maday

Dan Harkins Jul. 1, 2015, 3:16pm

An unnamed Cook County man is suing the local diocese of the Catholic Church, alleging failure to protect minors from sexual abuse at the hands of a since-convicted priest during the man's time as an altar boy at a Chicago church.

Two men allege Catholic church allowed priest to sexually abuse them as children

Dan Harkins Jun. 23, 2015, 12:48pm

Two men are suing the Chicago archdiocese, alleging they were raped as children by a priest.

Candle wax on floor of church hall leads to suit

Mark Reccek Jan. 16, 2015, 2:10pm

A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago and others over claims she slipped and fell on candle wax while at a local church.

Woman blames St. Cletus Catholic School and Parish for slip at choir practice

Annie Cosby Oct. 21, 2014, 10:15am

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when she slipped on a wet floor during church choir practice.

Archdiocese of Chicago hit with suit over allegations of priest misconduct

Annie Cosby Sep. 23, 2014, 12:00pm

A man is suing over claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest in Chicago when he was a minor.

Religious groups face suit over slip and fall at Holy Family Church

Matt Russell Aug. 7, 2014, 4:00pm


Woman sues Archdiocese, others over fall at St. Casimir Cemetery

Ben Hart Jun. 13, 2014, 1:30pm

A Kane County woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after tripping on a concrete marker in a Chicago cemetery.

Archdiocese of Chicago faces another suit over alleged priest abuse

Ben Hart Apr. 3, 2014, 1:00pm

A Cook County man is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, claiming he was sexually abused by a priest as a child.

Archdiocese of Chicago named in suit accusing priest of sexually abusing boy

Ben Hart Mar. 27, 2014, 9:22am

A Cook County resident is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago after being sexually abused by a priest.