Archdiocese of Chicago

Medical Update
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago

Cardinal Francis George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, on Sunday March 1, 2015. He will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition since he stopped treatment for cancer over a month ago.

The Cardinal continues to count on the prayers of so many who have written to wish him God's blessings.


Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season. In observance of Lent, we are called to actively take part in prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Begins Wednesday, February 18

Life Advocacy Day

Join the Respect Life Office in traveling to Springfield to advocate for life with legislators.

Wednesday, March 4

National Catholic Sisters Week

Celebrate and honor women religious this week! This week offers an opportunity to recognize and learn more about our Catholic Sisters.

March 8 – 14

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Join Archbishop Cupich for the 20th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture at 7 p.m., at DePaul University. This year's guest lecturer will be Rabbi David Sandmel.

Monday, March 9

Catholic Chicago

The latest episode of Catholic Chicago features March for Life Chicago, information on the Festival of Forgiveness, a discussion on the Synod of Bishops and more. Catholic Chicago airs on Chicago Loop Cable Ch. 25 on Friday, at 7 p.m., and Comcast Network Ch. 100 on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m.

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Catholic Chicago Blog

This week's blogger, Dawn Fitzpatrick, invites all to participate in Life Advocacy Day in order to make our voices heard!

News Releases

20th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture Monday, March 9, at DePaul University in Chicago

Chicago, IL (February 26, 2015) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, will deliver the welcoming remarks at the 20th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield in Chicago.

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