- Jul 7, 2020
Chicago’s cardinal-elect is a pastor who identifies strongly with Pope Francis’s vision for the Church. As Archbishop of Chicago, he embodies the pope’s idea of shepherds who know their flock and are there for them — especially in times of suffering and need.
A lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was sexually abused when he was seven years old by a teenager who later became a prominent Catholic priest lawsuit names the Claretians Missionaries, a 165-year-old order that has around 3,000 priests and brothers in about 60 countries, as the principal defendant.
A Chicago priest who was removed from ministry in July 2015 by Archbishop Blase Cupich has been arrested in Maryland and extradited back to Chicago, where he has been charged with possession of child pornography for materials found on his computer.
In an effort to reach out to people distant from the faith, a growing number of Christian groups around the country are using getting together over a cold beer as a missionary calling card, including Catholicism’s well-known ‘Theology on Tap’ series.
Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles says he was given three marching orders by his new boss, Archbishop Jose Gomez: ‘Be present, give hope and teach doctrine.’ Combining pop culture savvy with deep erudition, Barron is trying to accomplish each, and in his spare time, he also wants to evangelize Hollywood.
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.