In His Shadow
Holy Name Cathedral
Holy Name Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese in Chicago, and has also become the home of the mortal Inquisition’s activities in the city. It is a large, beautiful cathedral building with an alabaster interior and multiple attached buildings. Every entrance is warded against ghouls and vampires, and the Church is quietly using any sway that it has with the city to keep plans for the building secret and to make sure it is well-patrolled.
The Prefect of the Holy Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, or the CDF (the modern name for the Inquisition), is Cardinal William Levada. Rumor has it that the Cardinal will be making a trip to Chicago to attempt to address the recent years of “moral decay” in the city. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of the Archdiocese of Chicago is sure to welcome him.
The CDF has been quietly working with a re-vamped (pun intended) Special Crimes Unit, now under Federal auspices as a branch of the FBI. Rumor has it that they are working with faith groups in the city to clean up the streets and stamp down on the rampant ‘occult activity’ of the past few years.