Archdiocese of Chicago

Announcement Regarding New Office of Catholic Schools Organization Structure

In order to better serve the Schools of the Archdiocese and in concert with the Schools' Strategic Plan, the Cardinal and School Board have decided to focus Superintendent Sister Mary Paul McCaughey's efforts on Academics and Catholic Identity; and former Associate Superintendent of Operations, Tom McGrath, has taken responsibility as the Chief Operations Officer, COO, for all school operations, including Finance, Marketing/Advancement, Planning and school communications.

This new organization structure is effective immediately and both the Superintendent and the COO report directly to the Cardinal and School Board.

Respect Life Month

Each of us is a masterpiece of God's creation

This is a time to reflect on life issues and to pray for and promote greater respect for all human life. As Pope Francis said, “Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation.”

Month of the Holy Rosary

National 54-Day Rosary Novena for Peace and the Family

Launched by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate, the 54-Day Novena has a special focus on marriage, human life and religious freedom.

Fair Trade Month

Ensuring the safety and rights of workers

As Catholics, we are called to protect the human dignity of our brothers and sisters around the world. Fair Trade is a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and relationships between the producers and consumers of goods.

Heaven Cries for Our Children

Prayer Vigil and Mass for immigration
reform and unaccompanied children with
Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller

Friday, October 24

Sanctuary Features Chicago's
New Archbishop

The Fall 2014 edition of Sanctuary airs on Sunday, October 26, at 11:30 a.m. on ABC7. The program features comments from Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich, the latest in the cause for sainthood for Fr. Augustus Tolton and other celebrations around the Archdiocese.

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Catholic Chicago Blog

In this week's blog, Fr. Tim Gray invites all to pray for immigration reform at the Prayer Vigil & Mass at Federal Plaza this coming Friday, October 24.

Archbishop Cupich at the podium during the September 20 press conference.

The Catholic New World is your source for more information about
Archbishop Cupich.

September 20th
Press Conference Videos:

Introduction, Archbishop Cupich Q & A,
Cardinal George Q & A, Spanish Remarks

Photo: Karen Callaway/Catholic New World

News Releases

Annual Archdiocesan Awards at Holy Name CathedralSunday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m.

Chicago, IL (October 23, 2014) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside during the Annual Archdiocesan Awards Ceremony, when the Bishop Quarter Award and the Christifideles Award are given to Archdiocesan lay men and women for their dedication to the Church and their ministries. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.

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Archbishop Blase J. Cupich to Reside at Holy Name
Cathedral Rectory Archbishop's Residence Committee to be Established to Determine Best Uses for North State Parkway Residence

– Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has informed the priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago of his decision regarding his choice of residence and will live in the former quarters of the late Bishop Lyne at Holy Name Cathedral.  Archbishop Cupich made this decision in consultation with Cardinal George, Msgr. Dan Mayall, Pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, and several Chicago priests.

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Prayer Vigil and Mass for Immigration Reform and
Unaccompanied ChildrenBeginning at Federal Plaza, Friday, October 24, at 5 p.m.

– Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will preside over a Prayer Vigil and Mass for Immigration Reform and Unaccompanied Children on Friday, October 24. The Prayer Vigil and Mass, which are expected to have hundreds of participants from dozens of parishes and religious orders throughout Cook and Lake counties, are sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Immigrant Affairs.

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