Chicago pastors balk at monsignor titles

A grand experiment in independent Catholic journalism is unfolding in Chicago at ChicagoCatholicNews.com. The site provides local coverage of interest to Chicago-area Catholics, without the funding or permission of the Chicago archdiocese.

It was founded by Robert Herguth, a former reporter and editor at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The site has published several good news stories. It's latest deals with "increasing unrest in Chicago-area parishes -- from those in pews and pulpits."

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In a sign of increasing tensions within the Catholic Church locally, a west suburban pastor recently used his parish bulletin to rip Cardinal Francis George's decision to pursue the honorary title of "monsignor" for a number of Chicago-area priests -- calling the move "silly" and "shameful."

Read the rest: Cardinal facing increasing unrest in Chicago-area parishes -- from those in pews and pulpits


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