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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Greg A. Richmond Superintendent of Schools

A veteran public and charter school leader, Richmond will oversee the nation’s largest private school system
Chicago (July 26, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Greg A. Richmond as superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, effective Aug. 16, 2021. Richmond has dedicated his career to creating innovative school options for families locally and at the state, national, and international levels. He was most recently founder of the Richmond Strategy Group and is a senior fellow at the Future Ed think tank at Georgetown University and a Pahara Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces a Return to Near-Pre-Pandemic Operations for the 2021-22 Academic Year

School masses and extracurricular activities such as athletics, music and field trips will resume, other safety protocols remain in place to protect the health and safety of students and staff
Chicago, (July 20, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updated safety protocols and the intention to return to near-normal, pre-pandemic operations for the upcoming academic year.
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St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold Street Masses for Peace in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

Street Mass ministry an opportunity to welcome people back to Mass
Chicago, IL (July 19, 2021) St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold several street masses through the end of July in an effort to bring the Gospel message of peace and hope to the streets of the Little Village neighborhood.
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Pope Francis Announces the Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop John Manz After 50 Years in the Priesthood

Bishop Manz, who served 25 years as a bishop, lives in the Latino immigrant community he has served for his entire ministry
Chicago, (July 1, 2021) – Today the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archdiocese of Chicago Auxiliary Bishop John Manz, who celebrated a half-century of priesthood and a quarter century as a bishop on May 12.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Father Ronald Kunkel, S.T.D., appointed Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Kunkel, a professor of theology and liturgy at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, will oversee and manage the work of the Secretariat in supporting the Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, and providing theological and pastoral consultation to bishops and USCCB offices and departments.
Chicago, (June 15, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that archdiocesan priest Father Ronald Kunkel, S.T.D., was appointed executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), by the USCCB General Secretary, effective August 9, 2021. In his new role, Kunkel will oversee and manage the work of the Secretariat in its responsibility to support the Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, and provide theological and pastoral consultation to bishops and USCCB offices and departments.
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Epiphany Catholic School will Reopen Good Shepherd Catholic School in Little Village for the 2021-2022 school year to Meet the Growing Demand for Early Childhood Education in the Little Village Area

Epiphany intends to restore Good Shepherd’s full, preschool- 8th grade school operation in the future
Chicago, (June 1, 2021) – The Good Shepherd Catholic School building at 2725 S. Kolin Ave. in Little Village will be reopened for the 2021-22 school year to house an expansion of neighboring Epiphany Catholic School’s preschool and kindergarten programs. The intent is to grow Good Shepherd into a full, Preschool- 8th grade school building again in the future.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on the Kedzie-Elston Corridor Renew My Church Grouping

May 14, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Kedzie-Elston Corridor Renew My Church grouping. Over the past several months, the grouping’s Feedback and Discernment Team, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and schools, met to review and discern the future parish, school and church structures for their respective areas. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, they submitted feedback reports to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed the feedback reports and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries and parish and grouping trends.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Nine Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Holy Name Cathedral

The new priests will begin their assignments on July 1, 2021
Chicago - (May 13, 2021) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain eight diocesan priests and one Canon Regular of St. John Cantius at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State St., Chicago. The newly ordained priests, ranging in age from 26 to 55, hail from the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as California, Michigan, Virginia, Colombia, Mexico and Poland.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Two Renew My Church Groupings

May 12, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updates on the O’Hare Neighborhood and St. Bruno-St. Richard Renew My Church groupings.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Orland-Tinley Renew My Church Grouping

May 11, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Orland-Tinley Renew My Church grouping.
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