Archbishop Cupich will travel to Rome for the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with the theme, "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contempory World."
October 4 to 25
Beginning at 6 a.m., the body of St. Maria Goretti, the youngest canonized saint, will be on display for a full 24 hours at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. This visit is part of a national tour of the United States.
Monday, October 12
Respect Life Sunday is October 4 and this year's program theme is: "Every Life is Worth Living." We are called to respect and protect our lives and the lives of others. We have been given one life to live—how will we choose to live it?
Month of October
In the September 2015 edition of
Catholic Chicago, Archbishop Cupich reflects on the significance of the Pallium Mass. The program also features the sunrise prayer service and opening of Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy
October 3, 2015
On October 1, 2015, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich removed Rev. Marco A. Mercado, Rector of the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines from ministry because of Fr. Mercado’s inappropriate relationship with an adult man. Archbishop Cupich has withdrawn Fr. Mercado’s faculties, his authority to minister. Rev. Adan Sandoval Duron has been appointed Interim Administrator and Fr. Mercado will reside away from the Shrine, effective immediately.
The Archdiocese is committed to ensuring those serving our parishioners are fit for ministry. Archbishop Cupich knows this news will be difficult to hear and he offers his assurance of prayers and solidarity with the community at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will provide updates on the situation as they become available.
Chicago, IL (September 30, 2015) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced yesterday that three Catholic Schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon award, created in 1982 to bring public attention to the best schools in the United States.read more
Chicago, IL (September 29, 2015) – At a meeting with priests today, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich discussed the results of an internal study assessing the changing landscape of the Church in Chicago and began to gather feedback.read more
Chicago, IL (September 28, 2015) – Very Rev. Ronald Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the main celebrant at the Mass for Hope and Healing on Saturday, October 17, at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago.read more