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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on New Zealand Mosques Attacks

March 15, 2019
We learned today of yet another terrorist attack on a place of worship, this time at two mosques in New Zealand. I stand with all people of good will in condemning these senseless acts of violence against Muslims, many of whom were immigrants and refugees. Joining Pope Francis, I assure our Muslim brothers and sisters, particularly those in New Zealand, of our prayers to the one, all-Merciful God for healing and comfort.
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Opening Remarks of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, at the 24th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

March 11, 2019
As we come together this evening for this 24th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, I want to use these first words to reassure our Jewish brothers and sisters of my full-throated support at a time when we witness in our time the continued rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts of hatred against Jews. In keeping with my statement this past month, I call on all people of good will to join me in rooting out this hatred from our homes, places of worship and public discourse. We need to work together as partners in combatting this troubling trend which puts Jews at risk while threatening the religious freedom and humanity of all.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on Anti-Semitism

February 26, 2019
A few months ago, I was joined by Rabbi Samuel Gordon, Holocaust survivor Fritchie Fritzshall and others at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to speak out against Holocaust denial and its harmful effects. Since that time, the continued rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts in Europe and the United States has become more and more troubling. These attempts to dehumanize Jews, making them an object of blame, and sowing irrational fear and anger can have dire consequences, as the Tree of Life massacre painfully reminds us.
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Reflection of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Plenary in Rome: The Protection of Minors in the Church

February 27, 2019
The historic meeting on the protection of children convened by the Holy Father this past week set the direction of the entire global Church on the question of child safety. Our firm resolve and the actions we will take were the direct result of our listening to victim survivors throughout the meeting. Their unflinching witness moved the hearts of the participants and the world and led us to commit to a common mission of making the Church a safe place for all, achieved by taking personal responsibility, holding bishops accountable and practicing transparency.
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Synodality: Jointly Responsible
By Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
Meeting of the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences on Safeguarding of Minors

February 22, 2019
Introduction: From Collegiality to Synodality From what we just heard from Cardinal Gracias, we are to understand our gathering in these days as an exercise in collegiality. We are here, as the universal episcopate in affective and substantive union with the successor of Peter, to discern through spirited dialogue where our ministry as successors of the apostles calls us to confront effectively the scandal of clergy sexual abuse that has wounded so many little ones.
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Remarks of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at the City Club of Chicago on “The Chicago Story: Our History on the Abuse Crisis and Role in Shaping the Future.”

November 27, 2018
Good morning – it is good to be with you once again. In August, just a few days after I issued a letter in response to the devastating revelations of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, Jay Doherty invited me to speak to the City Club on the abuse crisis, and I gladly accepted. I began that letter to the people of the archdiocese with the only words I could summon to capture the anguish of the moment: anger, grief, shock.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Mercy Hospital Shooting

November 20, 2018
Once again violence has struck our country. This time close to home at a place founded in 1852 to provide care for Chicago’s sick and dying.
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Comments of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Proposals to be Considered at the USCCB Meeting

November 12, 2018
Today the president of our conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, informed the body of bishops that the Holy See has decided that, while we should proceed with discussing our proposals related to child protection, we should postpone our final vote on them until after the February meeting of episcopal conferences in Rome, so that our decisions can be informed by listening to our brother bishops from around the world.
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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Mass Murder in Thousand Oaks, California

November 9, 2018
Last week we stood with our Jewish brothers and sisters to remember those murdered and wounded at the Tree of Life Synagogue as they assembled for worship. Today we woke to news that 12 young people gathered in a night club and a brave Sheriff’s Sergeant who rushed in to save them are dead in another shooting.
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Remarks of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, at the Interreligious Prayer Service in Remembrance of the Victims at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

November 1, 2018
Let me begin by expressing my deep sorrow to the Jewish community over the victims of the horrific act of violence at Tree of Life Synagogue last Saturday in Pittsburgh. Anger, grief and shock overcame me as I heard this terrible news. These Jews, elder brothers and sisters in faith to those of us who are Christian, were targeted as they gathered to praise the Almighty and celebrate new life.
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