Archdiocese of Chicago

Statement on Father Octavio Munoz Capetillo
August 3, 2015

On July 27, 2015, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich removed Father Octavio Munoz Capetillo, pastor of St. Pancratius from ministry, pending resolution of an investigation of material found on a computer in his possession. Given the nature of the material, we reported our concerns to the civil authorities and will cooperate fully in their investigation. In the interim, Archbishop Cupich has withdrawn Father Munoz’s faculties, his authority to minister. An Administrator will be appointed to assume Fr. Munoz’s duties at St. Pancratius and Father Munoz will reside away from the parish until the matter is resolved.

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Join Archbishop Cupich as he is invested with the Sacred Pallium, blessed by Pope Francis, on Sunday, August 23, 2015,
at a 2:15 p.m. Mass, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

All are invited and no tickets are required.

Catholic Family Day at Mundelein

Beginning with Mass at 9 a.m., join families at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary for a free day of picnics, old-fashioned games, music and more!

Saturday, August 1

Theology on Tap 2015

Theology on Tap (TOT), a speaker and conversation series for people in their 20s & 30s, provides young adults with opportunities to learn more about the Catholic faith. Presentations on aspects of faith and social life, including truthful relationships, prayer styles, discerning gifts, friendships and faith in the workplace, will be given at 25 locations throughout the Archdiocese.

Finale on Saturday, August 8

Chicago Catholic Scripture School

Sign up for the Archdiocesan Adult Bible Study program, the Chicago Catholic Scripture School. CCSS fosters a clearer understanding of Scripture that leads to a mature relationship with God and
each other in our faith communities, homes and workplaces

Courses begin this Fall!

Parish Summer Festival Time

Looking for a local Parish Summer Festival or Carnival? Visit the Catholic New World website for details on summer events happening near you!

Summer 2015

Archbishop Cupich Reflects On His Visit To Rome

In the July 2015 edition of
Catholic Chicago, Archbishop Cupich reflects on his visit to Rome and meeting Pope Francis for the first time. The program also features a ministry called "Rest in His Arms."

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Catholic Chicago Blog

In this week's blog, Peter de Keratry gives an update on the exciting achievements of the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign.

News Releases

Conferral of the Pallium on Archbishop Blase J. Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, August 23 All are Invited - No Tickets Required

Chicago, IL (July 23, 2015) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, who was installed as Archbishop of Chicago on November 18, 2014, will receive the Pallium from the Papal Nuncio at a 2:15 p.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Sunday, August 23, 2015.  The Archbishop has requested that there be no ticketed seating in the Cathedral and that anyone who wishes to attend this Mass can do so on a first-come, first-served basis.  Lines will begin forming at noon outside the Cathedral.

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Theology-On-Tap Celebrates 35 Years of Serving Young Adults in Speakers, Conversation and TheologyFor Young Adults in their 20s and 30s, Married and Single Runs from July 12 to August 8

Chicago, IL (June 29, 2015) –Theology-on-Tap, a speaker and conversation series for people in their 20s and 30s, is being hosted at 25 locations throughout the Chicagoland area, beginning Sunday, July 12.  Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be the speaker at the Theology on Tap Finale on Saturday, August 8, in the Holy Name Cathedral Courtyard, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, beginning at 3 p.m.

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