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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Sutherland Springs, Texas Tragedy

November 6, 2017
Once again we must extend our condolences to families suffering the horrific loss of loved ones to an act of madness. It would dishonor those lost and those who mourn to simply participate in the routine exchange of sympathies underpinned by the sense of futility and hopelessness that has befallen our country.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Las Vegas Tragedy

October 2, 2017
Once again we must reach out in shock and horror to comfort the victims of a mass shooting in our country. We offer our prayers and our deep sympathy to all those affected by this senseless act of violence. We are grateful to the first responders and others who aided the victims and helped moved people to safety.

Statement of Cardinal Cupich on the Rescission of DACA

September 5, 2017
Today President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the dreams of nearly a million young people covered by the executive order and applying for inclusion.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on Governor Rauner’s Veto Promise

April 19, 2017
Last Friday, Governor Rauner promised to veto House Bill 40. This legislation, which is pending in the General Assembly, would use public dollars, through Illinois’ Medicaid and employee health insurance programs, to fund elective abortions at any stage of pregnancy for any reason.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich’s Easter Message

April 15, 2017

Homily of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Mass for the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at Old St. Patrick’s, Chicago

March 11, 2017
Thank you Fr. Hurley and all here at Old St. Pat’s for the chance to celebrate with you once again the beginning of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

The letter below was distributed to priests of the archdiocese on February 28, 2017

With this letter I want to express my support as we stand together in solidarity with many of our parishioners who are deeply troubled by the recent executive orders related to immigration. Their trust in you and the Church is prompting them to come to you for support, spiritual guidance, and compassion.

Statement of Archbishop Blase J. Cupich on the Shooting of Police Officers in Baton Rouge

July 19, 2016
Last Sunday, just as police officers in Dallas were laid to rest, targeted for making their vocation the keeping of peace, we were shocked to learn this horror had been repeated in Baton Rouge. These outrages deserve every condemnation. Admittedly, we need a national conversation about the complex issues that must be addressed if we are to break this cycle of violence and restore peace, security and justice in our streets.

Statement by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich on Terror Attack in Nice

July 15, 2016
Last night, all people of good will were shaken by yet another horrific act of terror carried out in Nice, France, as thousands gathered with friends and family to celebrate their unity as a nation on Bastille Day. We join our French brothers and sisters in prayer for the scores of innocent victims who lost their lives, the many who were injured, and for their loved ones.

Statement by Archbishop Blase J. CupichAn eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

July 8, 2016
Again we begin our day shocked by news of lives lost overnight — this time those of five police officers working to ensure the people of Dallas could assemble in a peaceful anti-violence protest.
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