August 17, 2016
I welcome the news that Pope Francis has established a new department for Laity, Family and Life and has appointed Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas as the Prefect. Bishop Farrell is uniquely qualified for this task and has my enthusiastic support. On two occasions this summer Pope Francis has issued a motu proprio--As a Loving Mother in June on protecting children and today, A Diligent Mother, which created this important new office. By referring to the Church as a Mother who is both loving and diligent, he reminds us of those qualities in our own mothers, he inspires us all to renew the Church, unafraid of the hard work it involves--work we see women doing every day--and always doing it with love.
The World-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima Tour, a nation-wide call to prayer and penance for peace, is coming to Chicago!
Everyone is invited to Holy Name Cathedral for a special night of meditation and reconciliation. The idea behind Nightfever is simple: Open the church, invite people in, and let Christ work.
In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, Host Todd Williamson talks with Archbishop Blase Cupich and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg, about the new school year. A south-side Catholic school has a barbecue to say "thank you" to local police. And summer outdoor Masses help bring vitality to a Little Village parish.
Chicago, IL (August 17, 2016) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass, where hundreds of couples married 50 years will be honored at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.
Chicago, IL (August 08, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago's 217 Catholic schools are preparing to welcome students back to school this month. The Archdiocese's theme for the 2016/17 school year is "You Are the Light of the World," which is taken from the New Testament's fifth chapter of Matthew.