- Dec 8, 2019
Practicing patience can be a great virtue, said Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry of Chicago in his homily at the Aug. 7 closing Mass of the African National Eucharistic Congress in Washington. The vast majority in the congregation were Africans, although there was a smattering of curious or befuddled non-blacks.
“Throughout the whole lesbian and gay community, particularly touched by the heinous crimes committed in Orlando, motivated by hate, driven perhaps by mental instability and certainly empowered by a culture of violence, know this: the Archdiocese of Chicago stands with you. I stand with you,” Archbishop Blase Cupich said.
Chicago’s Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach began in 1988 as a way to extend the church’s pastoral outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics throughout the archdiocese. Recently, it organized a memorial for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago could close as many as 100 parishes over the next dozen years under a comprehensive review announced by Archbishop Blase Cupich. Pointing to aging infrastructure and a looming priest shortage, Cupich said the nation’s third largest archdiocese risks “spreading our resources too thinly” if it fails “to
CHICAGO — When the movie “Spotlight” hits theaters across the country Friday, the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child sexual abuse will again be in focus, more than a decade after The Boston Globe published a series of stories exposing policies that allowed abusive priests to stay in ministry. After the Spotlight series, revelations
CHICAGO – Catholics must avoid being rigid, embrace change, and show mercy, not harsh judgment, toward nontraditional families. That was the message from Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich Sunday afternoon after receiving his pallium, a wool stole that is a piece of liturgical regalia symbolizing his connection to the pope, from