News and Events

Statements

Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish and School Structures in Marquette and Exchange Renew My Church Groupings

January 18, 2018
As part of the Archdiocese’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Marquette and Exchange groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the final structures have been approved.
More

Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish and School Structures in Elmwood Park and Stony Grove Renew My Church Groupings

January 17, 2018
As part of the Archdiocese’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Elmwood Park and Stony Grove groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the final structures have been approved.
More

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Sutherland Springs, Texas Tragedy

November 6, 2017
Once again we must extend our condolences to families suffering the horrific loss of loved ones to an act of madness. It would dishonor those lost and those who mourn to simply participate in the routine exchange of sympathies underpinned by the sense of futility and hopelessness that has befallen our country.
More

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Las Vegas Tragedy

October 2, 2017
Once again we must reach out in shock and horror to comfort the victims of a mass shooting in our country. We offer our prayers and our deep sympathy to all those affected by this senseless act of violence. We are grateful to the first responders and others who aided the victims and helped moved people to safety.
More

Catholic Conference of Illinois statement on taxpayer-funded abortions becoming law

September 28, 2017
We are deeply disturbed that Governor Rauner has broken his word and firm public promise to veto HB 40. Governor Rauner, together with the legislators who voted for this misguided legislation, will now force Illinois taxpayers to pay for the taking of human life, in this case that of a defenseless child in the womb.
More

Statement of Cardinal Cupich on the Rescission of DACA

September 5, 2017
Today President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the dreams of nearly a million young people covered by the executive order and applying for inclusion.
More

Statement of Archbishop Blase Cupich on the Death of Metropolitan Iakovos

June 9, 2017
The Christian community in the United States has lost a faithful bishop, His Eminence, Metropolitan Iakovos, the late Metropolitan of Chicago. Metropolitan Iakovos was the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in six Midwestern states, and a well-respected member of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, an interfaith organization.
More

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on Governor Rauner’s Veto Promise

April 19, 2017
Last Friday, Governor Rauner promised to veto House Bill 40. This legislation, which is pending in the General Assembly, would use public dollars, through Illinois’ Medicaid and employee health insurance programs, to fund elective abortions at any stage of pregnancy for any reason.
More

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich’s Easter Message

April 15, 2017
More

Homily of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Mass for the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at Old St. Patrick’s, Chicago

March 11, 2017
Thank you Fr. Hurley and all here at Old St. Pat’s for the chance to celebrate with you once again the beginning of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
More
1 2 3 4 5 >