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Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will Host a Rededication Mass and Blessing of its Newly Renovated Outreach Center on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass and lead the subsequent blessing of the building. The renovated outreach center is housed on the grounds of the former Our Lady of the Angels School.
Chicago – (Sept. 28, 2022) – Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will host a rededication Mass and blessing of its newly renovated outreach center on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass and lead the subsequent blessing of the building. The Outreach Center is housed on the grounds of the former school building at 3814 W. Iowa St. in Chicago.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate the Seventh Annual Mass for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago - (Sept. 27, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the seventh annual Mass for victims and survivors of domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach (ACDVO) Office, will preside and preach at the Mass. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.
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Archdiocese of Chicago asks Three Retired Priests to Remain out of Ministry Pending Investigation of Nearly 50 Year Old Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors

Chicago - (Sept. 24, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that it has asked three retired priests to remain out of ministry while its Independent Review Board investigates allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. The priests are: Father John J. Rudnik, 87, Father James E. Flynn, 80 and Father John W. Clemens, 75. Each has one allegation against him, all dating from nearly a half century ago and all are cooperating fully with the process. The persons making the allegations have been offered the services of the Archdiocese Victim Assistance Ministry and civil authorities have been notified. In addition, parishioners in the parishes where these priests served have been notified.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Christ the King School as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon Recipient

Catholic schools located in the archdiocese have received 120 Blue Ribbon Awards.
Chicago, (Sept. 16, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that Christ The King School, in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, has been recognized this year by the U.S. Department of Education with a Blue Ribbon Award. The National Blue Ribbon Award is presented to a school based on its overall academic excellence or progress in closing student achievement gaps. Catholic schools in the archdiocese have received 120 Blue Ribbon Awards.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Observe National Migration Week, September 19 – 25, 2022

Parishes across the archdiocese and other U.S. dioceses will host celebrations.
Chicago, (Sept. 15, 2022) – In observance of National Migration Week, Sept. 19 – 25, 2022, the parishes and Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host events throughout the week celebrating Chicagoland’s diverse Catholic community. In solidarity with the Vatican, this year’s theme is “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.” National Migration Week culminates on Sunday, Sept. 25 with a 5:15 p.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s National Pastoral Migratoria (Immigration Social Ministry) Institute to Hold Leadership Workshops on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2022

More than 100 U.S. diocesan pastoral leaders are expected to participate in the hybrid Spanish language presentations.
Chicago (July 27, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that the National Pastoral Migratoria Institute will host representatives from more than 20 U.S. Catholic dioceses on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), 5416 S. Cornell Ave. The Institute, will offer hybrid workshops for the development and implementation of the immigrant-led Pastoral Migratoria ministries in parish communities.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Deacon David Keene as Chancellor

Deacon Keene starts his new role July 1, 2022.
Chicago - (June 23, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Deacon David Keene, Ph.D. as chancellor. Keene is currently the auditor-actuarius in the Office of Canonical Affairs. Keene will assume his new duties on July 1, and he succeeds Deacon Daniel Welter who is retiring after five years in the role.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Five Renew My Church Groupings

June 22, 2022
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Lakeview-Lincoln Park, St. Mary of the Woods/Queen of All Saints Basilica, Downtown (Chicago), West Burlington and Vernon-Liberty Renew My Church groupings, which include 16 parishes, 10 schools, one oratory and one shrine.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Begins the National Eucharistic Revival Locally with a Mass and Procession on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Lombardo, who serves on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ advisory board for the Revival, will preside over the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Chicago - (June 15, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host an archdiocesan-wide Mass and Eucharistic procession on Saturday, June 18 at Holy Name Cathedral to kick-off the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) National Eucharistic Revival. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has asked Auxiliary Bishop Robert Lombardo to preside over the 5:30 p.m. Mass and then lead an outdoor procession around the cathedral, given his membership on the advisory committee for the Revival. The Mass will be livestreamed.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Deacon James Norman as the Vicar for Deacons

The former Kraft Foods executive will lead the world’s largest Catholic diaconate. Norman’s appointment is effective July 1.
Chicago - (June 2, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced the appointment of Deacon James Norman as Vicar for Deacons. In this role, Norman will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of the archdiocese’s diaconate, the largest Catholic diaconate in the world with 514 active deacons involved in 210 parishes and agencies. He is currently the director of Vicariate VI operations and will continue to support Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry until a replacement has been named. Norman was ordained as a deacon in 2013 and serves at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago.
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