Kiosk Sphinx, Downtown Bank, & Hyde Park Church

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Why did beautiful bronze reliefs at a Hyde Park church create an artistic controversy? Geoffrey Baer answers this question and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Draft Report Encourages Acceptance of Gays, Unconventional Families

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The Vatican recently released a preliminary report calling for church leaders to reconsider their treatment of gay people, cohabitating couples, divorced and remarried couples, as well as children of less traditional families. Our panel discusses the draft report and its implications. 

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Over the years, the Archdiocese of Chicago has lost a number of its church buildings to the wrecking ball. But a few that were slated for demolition managed to survive. Among them is the Shrine of Christ the King on Chicago's south side. View a slideshow.

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It's a race against time. Can a historic Bronzeville Catholic church be spared from the wrecking ball? We hear from preservationists and parishioners who hope to save the 133-year-old St. James Church.

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Pope Francis, formerly Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, was revealed today as the newly elected pope. We have the latest news and analysis on the first Jesuit and South American pope in the history of the church.

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Marimba music fills a South Side church and creates opportunities for young musicians. We have the story.

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A South Side church is being carefully dismantled, stone by stone. What will happen to all the pieces? We find out from Geoffrey Baer in Ask Geoffrey.