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.
Ex-church music director sues Catholic Archdiocese for firing him after announcing same-sex marriage engagement
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
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.
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.
Two men are suing the Chicago archdiocese, alleging they were raped as children by a priest.