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Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, to lift the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation

Nov. 12, 2022
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, In so many ways—large and small—the pandemic has upended our lives together. Families and, in a special way, young people, have faced distressing struggles. The pandemic made our connections with one another challenging and difficult. Exactly in that moment when we truly needed supportive relationships with one another, we found ourselves separated. Sadly, this included the relationships and connections that we have in and through the Church.
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Synthesis of the Synod on Synodality Consultations

Synod on Synodality: Report of the Archdiocese of Chicago
In calling for a synod on synodality, Pope Francis has summoned the entire church and all her members to engage in a process of prayer, encounter, and deep listening to each other.
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Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Father Michael Pfleger

Oct. 15, 2022
Dear Members of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, I write to share some difficult news about your senior pastor, Father Michael Pfleger. The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review has received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against him. The abuse is alleged to have occurred more than 30 years ago. In keeping with our child protection policies, Father Pfleger has been asked to step aside from ministry and live away from the parish while the allegation is investigated. He has agreed to cooperate fully with this request.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Publishes Updated List of Clerics with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

New list is the result of the archdiocese’s work with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on disclosure policies
The Archdiocese of Chicago has updated its list of clerics with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Every archdiocesan cleric (ordained priest or deacon) added to the list today was previously reported to law enforcement authorities, as were those already on the list.
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Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Father David Ryan

Sept. 17, 2022
Dear Parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish, I am writing with upsetting news. Yesterday the Archdiocese received two allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against Fr. David Ryan. As is the case with all such matters, the archdiocese will report these allegations to civil authorities and offer assistance to the persons who made them. In keeping with our policies, I have asked Father Ryan to step aside until our Independent Review Board can investigate the allegations and present its recommendations to me. He has agreed to cooperate fully with our process, which will move forward as expeditiously as possible. We will provide Fr. Ryan with pastoral assistance, and I know he is grateful for your support.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the city’s welcoming of migrants arriving on buses from Texas

Sept. 2, 2022
Wednesday night, Chicago received two busloads of migrants, including asylum seekers, sent from Texas on buses chartered by Gov. Gregory Abbott. For weeks, the Texas governor has been sending migrant women, men, and children — including infants — to Washington, D.C., and New York City, reportedly in protest of President Joseph Biden’s immigration policies. Treating children of God as political pawns is unbecoming of any elected official, especially when it involves marginalized, suffering people. The Archdiocese of Chicago stands with local municipal and religious leaders who have pledged to support these new arrivals seeking better, safer lives. While the burden of supporting migrants has undeniably fallen disproportionately on border states, the issue would be better addressed by a strategy of national cooperation.
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Homily of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, for the July 5 Mass of Peace and Healing at Immaculate Conception Church in Highland Park

July 5, 2022
We come together this night to find comfort in a moment of shocking tragedy. Comfort comes in just being together and in the shared faith that God never abandons us. For the God who sent his only Son Jesus into the world to fully share in our life with all of its joys and hopes, its griefs and sorrows, is near us.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park

July 4, 2022
I have been watching the news in horror as at least 6 are dead and many more were wounded after a gunman opened fire as families attended an Independence Day parade in Highland Park. What should have been a peaceful celebration of our nation’s founding ended in unspeakable tragedy.
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Statement of the Archdiocese of Chicago on the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago Statement Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry

June 30, 2022
The Archdiocese of Chicago welcomes the statement of support from the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago in light of recent anti-Catholic caricatures and attacks following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Indeed, many religious leaders have shared with us their distress that such offensive depictions of Catholics have been given legitimacy by a local elected official.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

June 24, 2022
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns the court’s tragic 1973 decision that removed legal protection for unborn children. We welcome this important ruling and the opportunity it creates for a national conversation on protecting human life in the womb and promoting human dignity at all stages of life. This moment should serve as a turning point in our dialogue about the place an unborn child holds in our nation, about our responsibility to listen to women and support them through pregnancies and after the birth of their children, and about the need to refocus our national priorities to support families, particularly those in need.
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