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Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Administration’s Family-Separation Policy

June 20, 2018
There is nothing remotely Christian, American, or morally defensible about a policy that takes children away from their parents and warehouses them in cages. This is being carried out in our name and the shame is on us all.

Benediction at Commencement of Notre Dame University

May 20, 2018
Lord of all the earth, as you breathed life into nature and humanity at creation, so, too on this Pentecost Day, you breathe your spirit on us, enlivening us and bringing us to new life as you did Jesus from the tomb.

Remarks for Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., on Gun Dealer Licensing Bill (Senate Bill 1657)

April 17, 2018
When I announced our comprehensive anti-violence initiative last year I noted that ending the epidemic of violence would take many hands and minds, but that just because we could not do everything in the urgent time frame an epidemic requires, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something. It is irresponsible to just shrug and declare the problem insolvable.

Homily for Ecumenical Service Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination St. Rita of Cascia High School

April 4, 2018
Our Scripture readings this night summon us to have the courage to walk together, but also to turn around and follow a new path opened by God. Just looking out over this assembly with leaders from other faith communities gives me that God-inspired courage and fills me with joy. We share the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that each of our faith traditions must be ever ready to purify whatever holds us back from pursuing justice.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides of Chicago

March 24, 2018
Welcome His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides of Chicago as he is enthroned today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Governor Bruce Rauner's Veto

March 14, 2018
The governor’s decision to veto a bill that would have required firearms dealers to be licensed by the state is deeply disappointing. No one believes that this or any one bill can be a comprehensive solution to the plague of violence afflicting our nation, but licensing these dealers, would have been one step in the journey toward making our state safer.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on the Catholic National Call-in Day to Protect Dreamers

February 21, 2018
Last week, we watched the Senate fail to protect young immigrants affected by the uncertain future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to end on March 5.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on the Tragic Loss of Life in Parkland, Florida

February 15, 2018
For the eighteenth time in this short new year, we must join in prayer and sorrow at an act of madness carried out in what should be a safe haven, an American school. These victims have been robbed of their futures, but so have their parents, classmates and our nation.

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Shooting of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer

February 13, 2018
Commander Paul Bauer lost his life today protecting the people of our great city. He is a husband, father, son, brother, friend, police officer and hero.

Ash Wednesday Announcement

January 25, 2018
This year, the largely secular celebration of Valentine's Day (February 14) coincides with Ash Wednesday and some have inquired if a dispensation from the obligations to fast and abstain from meat will be given.
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