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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2017

Sunday, January 29 is Catholic Schools Open House Day in the Archdiocese
Chicago, IL (January 26, 2017) – Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, begins Sunday, January 29 and runs through Saturday, February 4. The theme for this year’s observance is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.
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Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast 2017

Fundraiser Supports One of the Nation’s Largest Private School Systems
Chicago, IL (January 19, 2017) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will host the third annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Tuesday, January 24. Jo Ann Rooney, Ph.D., recently appointed President of Loyola University Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Cardinal Cupich and Jim Rigg, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools, will both deliver remarks.
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Notice of Decrees Uniting Parishes and Relegation of a Parish Church to Use Other Than Divine Worship

A plan to unite St. Thaddeus Parish, in the Princeton Park neighborhood in the City of Chicago, with St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, in the adjacent Washington Heights neighborhood in the City of Chicago, was presented to the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and discussed in September and November last year, at regular meetings of the Council.
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'The Catholic New World' Becomes 'Chicago Catholic'

New Design, New Columnists Reposition Biweekly as Leading Destination for Catholic Conversation
Chicago, IL (January 18, 2017) – New World Publications of the Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the redesign its English-language newspaper, The Catholic New World. It will now carry the name Chicago Catholic, as the paper was called in 1980s, and feature an expanded roster of regular contributors, as well as book, film, and TV reviews. The change marks the newspaper’s 125th year of publication.
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Cardinal Cupich to Discuss Themes and Lessons in Martin Scorcese’s Silence

Conversation with Cardinal Cupich to follow Showing of Silence at Music Box Theatre, January 15
Chicago, IL (January 10, 2017) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will host a 30 minute discussion about the movie Silence after the 4:45 p.m. screening of the film on January 15, 2017, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue in Chicago. The discussion will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.
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Local Respect Life Activities Include "March for Life Chicago"

Archdiocese of Chicago Parishioners to Attend Respect Life Events in Chicago and Washington D.C.
Chicago, IL (January 6, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Respect Life Ministries will participate in a series of events and activities throughout the month of January designed to remind society of the dignity and sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death.
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Cardinal Cupich to Lead National Migration Week 2017 Opening Mass

Multicultural Mass to be held in Celebration of the Diverse Catholic Community in Chicago
Chicago, IL (January 4, 2017) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside over an opening Mass for National Migration Week 2017 at 3 p.m., on January 8, 2017, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. Hundreds of Archdiocese of Chicago parishioners representing more than 40 countries are expected to take part in this Mass, answering Pope Francis’ call for a culture of encounter with all immigrants and refugees.
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Eleventh Annual “Seeking Posada” for Immigration Reform

Catholics Stand in Solidarity with Immigrants in a Changing Political Environment
Chicago, IL (December 14, 2016) – The eleventh annual Posada pilgrimage for immigration reform, sponsored by the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will take place on Friday, December 16, beginning at 7 a.m., outside the United States Center for Immigration Services in downtown Chicago. The one mile journey symbolizes Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. This event encourages members of the Chicago community to walk and pray in solidarity with immigrants who are seeking shelter, just as Mary and Joseph sought a place to stay, otherwise known as “Posada.”
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names William R. Kunkel General Counsel

Chicago, IL (November 14, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced the appointment of William R. Kunkel as its General Counsel. Prior to this appointment, Kunkel served as Executive Vice President-Legal and General Counsel of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company and as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Kunkel also currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Equity and is the Chair of the Board’s Risk Committee.
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Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Inspires Great Acts of Charity

Catholic Bishops keep their bargain – and then some
Chicago, IL (November 4, 2016) – The leaders of the home Catholic dioceses for the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians have decided that giving back generously, so the poor in both cities can share in the win, should be the final result of their wager.
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