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Archdiocese of Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey to Receive the 2019 Br. Denis Murphy Justice in Action Award from the Br. David Darst Center on March 2, 2019

Given annually, the award recognizes an individual, organization, or foundation with a strong dedication to social justice and community service
Chicago, IL (Feb. 27, 2019) – Archdiocese of Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey will receive the 2019 Br. Denis Murphy Justice in Action Award from the Br. David Darst Center at the organization’s annual “A Night at the Races” event, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Given annually, this award recognizes an individual, organization, or foundation with a strong dedication to social justice and community service.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Dr. MaryClare Birmingham Executive Director of Kolbe House Jail Ministry and Mr. Kevin Foy Director of the Office of Lifelong Formation

Chicago, IL (Feb. 25, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Dr. MaryClare Birmingham as executive director of Kolbe House Jail Ministry and Mr. Kevin Foy as director of the Office of Lifelong Formation. Dr. Birmingham has been a member of the Kolbe House Jail Ministry advisory board since its inception last year. In her role, Dr. Birmingham will oversee the support ministries and services provided by Kolbe House. Foy, while continuing his role as director of the archdiocese’s Mission Office, will also support the important mission of the Office of Lifelong Formation. Dr. Birmingham and Foy report to Rev. Peter Wojcik, director of the archdiocese’s Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.
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The Cause for Sainthood of The Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton Continues to Advance with the Unanimous Approval of his Virtuous Life

Chicago, IL (Feb. 13, 2019) – The cause for beatification and canonization of The Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton, the first African American to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the United States, continues to advance with the approval of the theological consultants of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints of his virtuous and heroic life.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week 2019

This year’s observance is Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2
Chicago, IL (January 25, 2019) – Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, takes place this year from Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Throughout Catholic Schools Week, the 209 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate with special activities including, Masses, service projects, community appreciation efforts, open houses, talent shows, pep rallies, and guest speakers.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on the Little Italy and South Holland Renew My Church Groupings

January 24, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Little Italy and South Holland groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their respective areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the following decisions have been approved.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish Structures for the Bridgeport-area Renew My Church Grouping

January 19, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Bridgeport grouping have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for the Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown areas of the city.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on the 290 Corridor and Archer Midway West Renew My Church Groupings

January 18, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the 290 Corridor and Archer Midway West groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their respective areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the following decisions have been approved.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Celebrates the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25

Parishes will host ecumenical prayer services and events throughout the week
Chicago, IL (January 16, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will join other Christian churches in praying for unity during the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, beginning on Friday, January 18, 2019. Started in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world each year between January 18th and January 25. Those eight days formed an “octave” from the Confession of St. Peter and the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25).
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Host the Fifth Annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul University, will be the keynote speaker
Chicago, IL (January 15, 2019) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will host the fifth annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Close St. Joseph College Seminary of Loyola University Chicago

Students wishing to continue in a college seminary will transfer to St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota Chicago, IL (January 14, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that it will close its undergraduate seminary, St. Joseph College Seminary of Loyola University Chicago, due to the changing demographics of candidates for the priesthood.
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