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185th Annual Convention to be Held Online

185th Annual Convention to be Held Online

The Standing Committee, in consultation with Bishop-elect Paula Clark, has determined that the 2022 Diocesan Convention will be held online on November 19. “We are looking forward to a large, joyful consecration and gathering on September 17 to celebrate Bishop-elect Paula. With the amount of diocesan and staff resources necessary to host the consecration, we…

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A Response to the Chicago Sun-Times Story

A Response to the Chicago Sun-Times Story

A message from the Rev. Anne Jolly, Standing Committee President: As you may know, the Chicago Sun-Times posted a story online on Friday about the diocese’s handling of allegations received in May 1990, that Richard Kearney, then a priest of the diocese, had sexually abused boys. The diocese communicated frequently with the Sun Times reporter…

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Diocesan Headquarters at 65 E. Huron Listed for Sale

The diocesan headquarters at 65 E. Huron Street in downtown Chicago was listed for sale today with commercial real estate broker CBRE, the diocese’s Bishop and Trustees (B&T) have announced. The primary goal of the sale is to assure the long-term financial viability of the diocese, trustee Lonn Myers said last year. Most of the…

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Revisiting Diocesan Files on Clergy Sexual Abuse

Revisiting Diocesan Files on Clergy Sexual Abuse

In December 2018, then-Bishop Jeffrey Lee wrote to the people of the diocese about Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s recently released report, which concluded that the Roman Catholic Church in Illinois had failed to conduct appropriate investigations into numerous complaints of sexual abuse by clergy. “The Episcopal Church is not immune to sexual abuse by…

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