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Father Terrence M. Keehan, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, Illinois, using a guitar to give the final blessing at a Mass livestreamed on Feb. 13, 2022.

You saw the guitar blessing? There was more to that Mass that you missed

Feb 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

A tweeted video clip of a priest using a guitar to bless the congregation at the end of Mass sparked... Read more

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Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Feb 10, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago (but not in the city of Chicago) can now make masks... Read more

St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, Ill.

St John Cantius parish in Chicago seeks to reassure faithful amid changes

Jan 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The priests of Chicago’s St. John Cantius parish have pledged both continued support for their parishioners and obedience to the... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich booed and heckled by some at Chicago March for Life rally

Jan 9, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Cardinal Blase Cupich got a rough reception from some in the crowd at Chicago's March for Life rally on Jan.... Read more

Some say the theatrical presentation of the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Sabina Church in Chicago went too far.

Uproar over Chicago Mass: Did this Christmas Eve liturgy go too far?

Dec 30, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Some Catholics believe the live streamed Christmas Eve liturgy at St. Sabina Church in Chicago, which featured a jazz band,... Read more

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Cardinal Cupich issues new restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

Dec 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Blase Cupich has issued a new policy for the Archdiocese of Chicago that curtails the celebration of the Traditional... Read more

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Cardinal Cupich: A world without nuclear weapons is ‘not some utopian dream’ 

Jun 15, 2021

Ahead of important international meetings this week, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged President Joe Biden and other world leaders... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Tell Illinois lawmakers not to junk parental notice abortion law, Catholic bishops say

Mar 17, 2021

Illinois’ requirement to notify parents of a minor who seeks an abortion is a law that helps save lives and... Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Is Cardinal Cupich on his way to the Vatican?

Feb 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

On January 30, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who was in Rome for a meeting... Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich after Biden inauguration statement dispute

Jan 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich on Saturday, 10 days after the cardinal publicly criticized the U.S. bishops’ official... Read more

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George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are baseless

Jan 22, 2021

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich at a Vatican press conference ahead of the meeting of the heads of the world's bishops' conferences. Feb. 18, 2019.

In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on Biden

Jan 20, 2021

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the... Read more

Father Michael Pfleger / Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil CC BY 2.0

Father Michael Pfleger, activist Chicago priest, faces claim of abusing minor

Jan 5, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The outspoken activist Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger faces an allegation that he sexually abused a minor over 40 years... Read more

Then-Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

'We must be humble', Cardinal Cupich says as 'Vos estis' task force begins work

Mar 5, 2020

After being named to the Vatican’s task force for the protection of minors against sexual abuse, Cardinal Blase Cupich of... Read more

Chicago archdiocese announces nearly two dozen parish mergers, closings

Feb 10, 2020

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Thursday the latest round of parish mergers and closures as part of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

Nov 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the... Read more

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Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

Jun 14, 2019

By Matt Hadro

While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the... Read more

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Cupich denounces pastor's decision to host Nation of Islam leader

May 11, 2019

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is distancing himself from the decision of a pastor who invited controversial preacher Louis Farrakhan... Read more