- Apr 17, 2021
27 men were ordained on Sept. 26 during two Masses at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich celebrated the first Mass, and Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey, archdiocesan vicar general, celebrated the second Mass.
President Donald Trump’s announcement he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 “is a sobering reminder of our shared vulnerability, but also our common responsibility for the good of one another,” Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich tweeted Oct. 2.
U.S. Church leaders responded the weekend’s unrest by saying it’s a wake-up call of the racism that plagues the country, while urging for peaceful protests.
With spring priestly ordinations just around the corner, many dioceses around the U.S. anticipate that state pandemic-related lockdown measures will extend into May and are pushing back their plans, while others are still weighing their options.
Realizing that many people are hesitant to fill out the upcoming census, the U.S. Census Bureau is calling on religious leaders to help promote it.
A new deal between Big Shoulders Foundation and the archdiocese of Chicago will shift operational control to a private foundation.
A Boston College conference called for greater involvement of women and laity in seminary formation.