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Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the Reinstatement of Father Paul Guzman

March 21, 2023
Dear Parishioners of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Thank you for your patience and prayers during the absence of your Associate Pastor, Father Paul Guzman. As I recently informed you, the Archdiocese received an allegation of child sexual abuse against Father Guzman dating back to a time long before he was ordained a priest. In accordance with our policies for the protection of children and youth, the Archdiocese Independent Review Board, assisted by our Office of Child Abuse Investigation and Review and outside investigators, conducted a thorough review of the allegation.

Letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Father David Ryan

Feb. 11, 2023
Dear Parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Last September, I informed you of new allegations the Archdiocese of Chicago received, accusing Fr. David F. Ryan of sexually abusing a minor. In keeping with our procedures, he once again was asked to step aside from his pastoral duties until a thorough investigation and process could be completed. He has fully cooperated with civil authorities and the Archdiocese of Chicago during these months.

Letter from Cardinal Cupich to Mayor and City Council of Chicago

Feb. 6, 2023
Dear Mayor and Members of the City Council, Each year at the Archdiocese of Chicago we work through our parishes and Catholic Charities to help hundreds of thousands of people in need of all faiths and none. This mission of charity is paramount to our faith and of critical importance as pandemic and inflation-related challenges increase the burdens on our neighbors. As written, the proposed Human Service Workforce Advancement Ordinance puts that mission and those we serve in peril.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the death of Pope Benedict XVI

December 31, 2022
Today we join Pope Francis and Catholics across the world in mourning the death of Pope Benedict XVI who has gone home to the God he served faithfully.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the health of Pope Benedict XVI

Dec. 28, 2022
We have read with great concern the reports of Pope Benedict XVI’s declining health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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