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Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

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

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

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

Archbishop Wilton Gregory. CNA/File photo

Analysis: Gregory’s road to Washington

Apr 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

Gregory’s arrival in Washington follows months of intense speculation, with many frustrated at the apparent delay - but the process... Read more

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Cardinal Cupich warns against 'radical' Illinois abortion bills

Mar 26, 2019

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Board members say Chicago seminary closure lacks transparency

Mar 14, 2019

Members of the advisory board for Chicago’s college seminary have written to Cardinal Blase Cupich, saying that his recent decision... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

Cardinal Cupich lays out framework for bishops' accountability

Feb 22, 2019

The Church needs to establish a new rules and standards for the accountability of bishops regarding sex abuse and its... Read more

October 3, 2018 - Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit deliver?

Feb 18, 2019

By Ed Condon

The wider purpose of the three-day meeting is to impress the seriousness of the child abuse crisis on bishops from... 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.

Ahead of summit, Cupich discusses sex abuse, homosexuality, priestly formation

Feb 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of... Read more