Chicago Priest Who Burned Gay Flag Flees Chicago After Archdiocese Threatens Forcible Removal

Just hours ago, new Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic arrived unannounced at Resurrection Parish on Chicago’s Northwest side and told Pastor Paul Kalchik that he had just minutes to get his belongings together and vacate the premises or the police would be called to arrest him for trespassing. Fr. Kalchik was about to perform a … Read more

Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns LGBTQ Flag on Church Grounds

A North Side priest who says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims is trying to minimize the clergy sex-abuse crisis. Rev. Paul Kalchik says the banner, featuring a cross superimposed over a rainbow, had … Read more

One Priest’s Plea to Pope Francis

His Holiness: Francis I Domus Sanctae Marthae Vatican City 00120 August 28, 2018 Your Holiness: I write this letter as a priest and as a pastor, but also as the victim of child sexual abuse. In this letter, I make an appeal to you to act as Peter and intervene and end the control of … Read more