Alan Krashesky, ABC 7 Chicago

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Chicago's Cardinal Cupich finds Puerto Rico Catholic schools still damaged after 2017 hurricanes

"We're disappointed that the same priority wasn't given to the Catholic schools like it was the public schools," Cardinal Cupich said. → Read More

Cardinal Blase Cupich plans gradual reopening for Chicago Roman Catholic churches

After laying out his gradual reopening plan for Chicago churches, Cardinal Blase Cupich says local Catholics should not expect church as usual. → Read More

Illinois coronavirus update: Judge orders more social distancing at Cook County Jail

A federal judge has ruled COVID-19 safety changes at the Cook County Jail must remain in place while new social distancing is ordered to keep detainees and jail personnel safe. → Read More

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich urges 'a new sense of solidarity' in face of COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 deaths and reported infections continue to increase each day in Illinois, Chicago Roman Catholic Cardinal Blase Cupich urged communities to unite even when physically isolated. → Read More

Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall: 'I wouldn't be here today' without women who saved her life at Auschwitz

A door of death opened the moment boxcars, crammed with Jews from across Europe arrived at night on the long train tracks that cut through the center of the concentration camp. → Read More

Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall returns to Auschwitz with Cardinal Blase Cupich

Fritzie Fritzshall, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, returned to Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years after she survived near-certain death. → Read More

U.S. Catholic bishops approve priest accountability plan at national conference

For the first time in their history, the nation's Catholic leaders voted Thursday to be subject to new rules, if they are involved in sexual abuse or misconduct. → Read More

U.S. Catholic bishops discuss sex abuse accountability plan at national conference

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich is among the nation's Catholic leaders meeting in Maryland this week, dealing with the sex abuse crisis in the church. → Read More

Vatican outlines next steps to fight sex abuse crisis at conclusion of historic summit

At the Sunday conclusion of the historic sexual abuse summit convened by Pope Francis, Vatican officials announced "concrete initiatives" generated by the meeting. → Read More

Catholic Church leaders ask for forgiveness as 3rd day of Vatican abuse summit focuses on transparency

Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich took center stage in at the Vatican today, proposing a potential answer to a problem that has not been solved in the Roman Catholic Church in America. → Read More

Cardinal Blase Cupich speaks on second day of sex abuse summit

Friday is the second day of a never-before seen gathering at the Vatican. → Read More

Vatican summit on Catholic Church sex abuse crisis begins

A historic event for the Catholic Church began Thursday. Bishops from around the world gathered at the Vatican to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis. → Read More

CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer's sisters remember him on 1 year anniversary of his death

One year after Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was killed in the line of duty, his sisters shared their personal story of resilience, grief, memories, and their gratitude to the city. → Read More

Cardinal Cupich weighs in on Catholic Church's latest trials

Cardinal Blase Cupich weighed in on the Vatican telling American Catholic leaders to hold off on new policies to discipline bishops accused of misconduct. → Read More

Cardinal Blase Cupich on helping migrant families, supporting anti-violence marches

Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke exclusively with ABC7 Eyewitness News about why he supports the anti-violence marches that have shut down traffic in Chicago, what he's really angry about, and how the Chicago Archdiocese is trying to help migrant families and children living in shelters in the Chicago area. → Read More

Cardinal Blase Cupich on Pope Francis' anti-death penalty statement

In an exclusive interview with ABC7 Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich has weighed in on a major change in Catholic teaching after Pope Francis said the death penalty is never acceptable. → Read More

On both sides of the US-Mexico border, migrants seek help and hope

Reynosa, the poor and sometimes violent city just over the Mexican border, is home to people trying to make a difference in the lives of migrants who have ended up in this border town. → Read More

Recently deported long-time resident of United States fights to return to his family

This undocumented man who asked to be identified as Manuel says his nightmare started with a traffic stop. → Read More

Chicago priests visit migrants living at long-term shelter in Texas

Several Chicago priests spent Thursday with migrants at a long term shelter in San Benito, Texas, near the border with Mexico. → Read More

Chicago priests travel to border to see immigration crisis firsthand

A group of Chicago priests traveled to far southern Texas to see how migrant families are being helped after crossing the border. → Read More