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  • Archdiocese of Chicago could close dozens of parishes

    Archdiocese of Chicago could close dozens of parishes

    • Feb 7, 2016

    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

  • With the spotlight on Boston, Chicago archdiocese says it did better

    With the spotlight on Boston, Chicago archdiocese says it did better

    • Nov 6, 2015

    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

  • At pallium Mass, Cupich calls for mercy toward nontraditional families

    • Aug 23, 2015

    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

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