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Frank Hannigan

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Frank Hannigan is the Director of the Family Ministries Office.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


While there is so much to be thankful for, two things especially stand out. First, I am thankful to Cardinal George and for Archbishop Cupich. I am grateful for the support Cardinal George has given to marriage and family life these past 17 years. From supporting the new Marriage Ministry Guidelines promulgated in 2005, to giving the go-ahead to developing a first-of-its-kind online on demand marriage preparation program in 2010, to each year’s Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass, Cardinal George consistently supported our efforts and challenged us to do better.

I am thankful that Pope Francis has sent us Archbishop Cupich to be our new shepherd. He certainly highlighted the importance of family at his Installation Mass, when his family members were seated in front of the other guests, including the mayor of Chicago, and his introduction of them was wonderful.

Another area that I am especially thankful for is new life. Our office has been blessed with two new babies, Molly and Remy, born to family members of staff, and two more are on the way. These four new lives remind us that we are part of a pro-life Church. There is much to be thankful for!

Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving.

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