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Archbishops who attended pallium Mass struck by sense of unity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishops who attended Mass with Pope Francis as he blessed their woolen palliums said they were struck by a sense of unity.

  1. Editor of Catholic New World in Chicago receives CPA's Bishop John England Award on behalf of late Cardinal George

    Joyce Duriga, editor of the Catholic New World in Chicago, receives the annual Bishop John England Award June 24 from Timothy Walter, executive director of the Catholic Press Association, on behalf of the late Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago. The cardinal, who died earlier this year, was recognized "for distinguished service in exercising and defending the First Amendment rights of Catholic newspapers," during the 2015 Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

  2. 103 years hasn't slowed down bishop's mother

    St. Cornelius Parish on the Northwest Side could become the first of several to host a community residence for senior citizens.

  3. Parishes and schools already being better stewards of the earth

    For some Catholics, care for the earth is an organic thing, growing and thriving and spreading just like the cycle of a seed growing into a plant and bearing fruit.

  4. Local Catholics applaud climate encyclical

    Archbishop Cupich welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’”, meeting with the media June 18 at the Archbishop Quigley Center to share the salient points of the letter.

  5. It’s now easier for couples to learn about NFP

    When the archdiocese’s Marriage and Family Ministries office launched its online marriage preparation program in 2010 it sought to meet the needs of couples that lived apart and that were trying to fulfill the commitment to marry in the church. The program follows the outline of the regular archdiocesan PreCana program, but rather than having a guide couple lead the discussion on topics such as handling finances and raising children, those topics were covered on video.

  6. Abandoned baby buried with love

    The funeral for Angel Antonio was a far cry from his short life. The infant boy was found dead in a gangway on the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue on April 19, 2014, wrapped in a plastic shopping bag, his umbilical cord and placenta still attached.

  7. Annual priests assignments released

    Archbishop Cupich approved the following appointments, which are effective July 1, unless noted otherwise:

  8. Archbishop Cupich among U.S. bishops' delegation to Ukraine to hear from the suffering

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (CNS) -- Young Artem is about to turn a year old, but all he has known in his short life is upheaval.


Archbishop Cupich’s Column

By Archbishop Blase J. Cupich

Archbishop’s remarks for press conference on the environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’

Thanks for coming today (June 18) — although we had to schedule our news conference to go after another, smaller event that took place earlier in the day just south of here — I very much appreciate your taking the time to be here.


The Cardinal’s Column

By Francis Cardinal George, OMI

The Good News

Submissions from around the Archdiocese

  1. Friday, June 26, 2015

    St. Patricia recognition and gratitude to Dolores Balauskas and Carolyn Budach for over 30 years of service

    St. Patricia Parish wished happy retirements to two people who have made great contributions to the parish and to the school.

  2. Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Ignatian Volunteer Corps Honors Catholic Charities

    On April 25 Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Chicago recognized Sister JoAnn Persch, RSM and Sister Pat Murphy, RSM, founders of the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants and Catholic Charities (award accepted by Msgr. Michael Boland) for their service to communities in need.

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  • ‘St. Paul’ evangelizing today with blogs, apps and CDs

    She is: Daughter of St. Paul Sister Majorina “Marjorie” Zanatta, manager of Pauline Books & Media Center, at 172 N. Michigan Ave., and sister superior of the convent on its third floor.

  • Family Room

    By Michelle Martin

    Father’s Day

    We were sitting outside watching the first outdoor fire of the summer burn down when darkness fell late in the evening on Father’s Day, which this year coincided with the summer solstice.

  • What makes the prophet act?

    July 5: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123:1-4; 2 Cor 12:7- 10; Mk 6:1-6
    The message that comes through loudly in these readings is that the role of the prophet, the role of the person announcing the will of God, is a pretty thankless lot.

  • ‘Saint’ for families —

    After a four-year study, an official document on the life and holiness of Father Patrick Peyton has been presented to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

  • Faith and Culture

    By Father Robert Barron

    Love, tolerance and the making of distinctions

    Last week, I wrote a piece on Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner. I argued that the manner in which Jenner spoke of his transition reflected a gnostic anthropology, which is repugnant to a biblical view of the human being. I didn’t say a word about Jenner personally; I urged no violence against him/her; I didn’t question his/her motives. I simply made an observation that the moral and spiritual context for transgenderism is, from a classically Christian standpoint, problematic.

  • All creation sings God's praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."

  • Blessings flow from Blackhawks victory

    The leaders of the home Catholic dioceses for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning have decided that charity and generosity should be the final result of their wager – so that the poor in both cities might win.

  • Archdiocesan Holy Door sealed in advance of the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy

    During a brief ceremony following the 12:10 p.m. Mass June 11 at Holy Name Cathedral, Archbishop Cupich blessed and sealed one of the cathedral's main entryways, which will be used as the official archdiocesan holy door for the jubilee Year of Mercy.