Friday, May 24, 2013
The Christian Brothers of Ireland runs Brother Rice, Saint Laurence and Leo high schools, former students who claim sexual abuse are still pursuing legal action.
A settlement has been reached between an order of Catholic brothers and more than 400 victims of sexual abuse, including former students at Brother Rice, St. Laurence and Leo high schools. The $16.5 million settlement comes after the Christian Brothers of Ireland and the Christian Brothers Institute filed for bankruptcy in April 2011 because of sexual abuse lawsuits, court documents show. The settlement will be divided amongst the over 400 individuals who came forward to allege sexual abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers or at schools run by the order, according to Mark McKenna, a Chicago lawyer who represents around 30 of the alleged victims. He says the settlement is a positive step that other religious orders and archdioceses in …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Brother Rice coaching legend notched 37 championships during his tenure.
It's the end of an era for Crusader basketball. Brother Rice High School announced on Tuesday that longtime coach Pat Richardson will be retiring at the end of this school year after racking up over 400 wins during his tenure. Richardson has been the head coach of the program for 24 years. During that time his teams have won nine Catholic League titles, eight Thanksgiving, five Christmas, eleven IHSA Regional championships, and four IHSA Sectional Championships as well as making one Elite Eight appearance in 2005, according to the school. “It’s been an incredible honor and privilege to be the basketball coach at Brother Rice for the past 24 years," Richardson said on the school's website. "I can’t imagine a better place to coach …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Brother Rice and St. John Fisher graduate was honored with a memorial in the park where he spent much of his childhood.
It has been a year since mourners lined South Side streets. A year since students stood outside Brother Rice High School holding American flags and bowing their heads. A year since Beverly neighbors crowded into St. John Fisher Church to pay their final respects. It has been a year since Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, died in Afghanistan. On a cold and snowy Chicago day, Lowry's memory was honored with the dedication of a street in his name and sculpture in his neighborhood park. Family, friends, neighbors and community members huddled together to pay tribute to a young man who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lowry's mother, Modie Lavin, lead the project to honor her son with a permanent neighborhood memorial. The sculpture in Beverly Park, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Crusaders game starts at 7 p.m. Watch it live on Patch.
Brother Rice battles it out on the road against Providence. Watch the game live on Patch, and come back for a full replay.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Brother Rice Crusaders square-off against the Marian Catholic Spartans live on Patch at 7:30 p.m.
Patch will be bringing you live coverage of the Brother Rice Crusaders and Marian Catholic Spartans as the battle it out in boys basketball. Brother Rice (17-2) will travel to Chicago Heights to take on Marian Catholic (20-3). The game gets going at 7:30 p.m. If you miss it, come back anytime to watch a full replay of all the action. Watch More Live Basketball:
Friday, January 25, 2013
Patch will have live coverage of Friday night's Brother Rice basketball game
The Crusaders play host to Seton Friday night as they look to improve even further on their stellar 16-2 record. The game starts at 7 p.m. and you can watch it live right here on Patch. If you can't tune in live, come back to watch a full replay at anytime. More Live Basketball: Marist vs. Seton
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
John R. Powers grew up in Mount Greenwood and gained famed as the author of "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"
He was a local boy who took his childhood memories of the South Side and spun them into hysterical tales that chronicled the shared experiences of a Catholic education. John R. Powers died Jan. 17 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wis. at the age of 67. Powers grew up in Mount Greenwood and attended Brother Rice High School. He gained fame as a satirist whose 1975 novel "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" poked fun at his strict Catholic schooling. The book was later turned into a musical that made its way to Broadway in 1982. However, the musical found its real success in local and community productions where it became a must-see show for every former Catholic school kid. "On the day he died he just finished a new one-man …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Individual wrestlers from 13 area Catholic high schools will compete in the daylong tournament. Watch all the action live on Patch.
The Chicago Catholic League Individual Wrestling Championships take place Saturday, Jan. 19 and you can watch full coverage right here on Patch. We will be streaming live video of the meet starting Saturday morning. Schools competing in the tournament include: Mount Carmel, St. Rita, Providence Catholic, Brother Rice, Loyola Academy, Fenwick, Gordon Tech, Bishop McNamara, De La Salle, Saint Ignatius, St. Francis de Sales, St. Laurence and St. Joseph.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Live high school sports action streaming right here on Patch.
The Crusaders will have home court advantage as they take on the Hales Franciscan Spartans. Brother Rice with a 13-2 record is looking to keep a stellar season going against their 9-7 opponents. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, and you can watch the game live right here on Patch. If you missed it live, you can always come back for the full replay. Other Live Games Tonight: Follow Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter.
Friday, December 28, 2012
There are a lot of athletes from Chicago suburbs—and Patch towns—on some of the best teams in college football this season. Grads of Marist, Brother Rice and Mount Carmel will be making bowl game trips.
The BCS bowl season has begun, but two area schools will wait until after the new year to play in some of the most prestigious bowl games—and their rosters feature lots of area talent from Chicago suburbs and Patch towns. Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the country, plays Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7. And No. 15 Northern Illinois, a surprise BCS team, heads to the Orange Bowl to play No. 12 Florida State on New Year's Day. A number of athletes from Patch towns are on the rosters of these teams, as well as others playing in bowl games over the next few weeks. Many are underclassmen probably yet to see game action, but their names are among some of the most powerful rosters in college football. Brother Rice, Marist and…