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Archdiocese of Chicago - Latest News
Jun 1, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the city and across the country— was shared without permission and does not reflect the Church’s values, the archdiocese told CNA Monday.
Apr 8, 2020 - 04:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago has assembled a team of 24 priest volunteers— all under age 60, and without pre-existing medical conditions— to administer sacramental anointing of the sick to Catholics with COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm .- As homeless shelters have been limited by the coronavirus, the Clerics of Saint Viator will help fund an initiative to house homeless people amid the pandemic.
Feb 10, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Thursday the latest round of parish mergers and closures as part of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s “Renew my Church” initiative.
Mar 14, 2019 - 11:35 am .- Members of the advisory board for Chicago’s college seminary have written to Cardinal Blase Cupich, saying that his recent decision to close the seminary was made without consultation or transparency, and will negatively impact the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Sep 29, 2018 - 09:30 am .- Chicago rainbow flag burning raises questions about a pastor's canoical rights
Sep 25, 2018 - 07:15 am .- According to the archdiocese, Fr. Paul Kalchik has “left willingly” from his Chicago parish “to receive pastoral care.”
Sep 4, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- Two priests from the Archdiocese of Chicago were arrested Monday in Miami, after the men were reportedly found engaged in a sex act within a parked car. At least one of them was a participant in a program for Hispanic seminarians that was suspended by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Jul 20, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Fr. C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, has been asked by his religious superior to move to St. Louis, the priest informed his supporters Wednesday.
Jul 3, 2018 - 04:51 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago, appointing Fr. Ronald Hicks, Fr. Robert G. Casey and Fr. Mark Bartosic to the positions.
Jun 29, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- UPDATE: Fr. Szarek reaffirmed June 29 that he accepts the Archdiocese of Chicago's decisions regarding Fr. Phillips. In a statement posted at the St. John Cantius parish website, he said, "reports that the Independent Review Board exonerated Fr. Phillips are without foundation."
Jun 25, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- The religious superior of Father C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, told the parish Sunday that the priest remains prohibited from exercising public ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Mar 19, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- The pastor of Chicago’s St. John Cantius Church was removed from office last week for unspecified “credible” allegations of misconduct involving adult men, a response the Chicago archdiocese says is typical in such cases.
Jan 29, 2018 - 11:59 am .- This year, Ash Wednesday—which begins the penitential season of Lent with a day of fasting, abstinence, and prayer—falls on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.
Jul 7, 2016 - 06:43 am .- On Thursday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision to nominate Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago as a new member of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.
May 18, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- With the conviction that pro-family policies are critical for a healthy Church, the Archdiocese of Chicago will soon start offering its employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Nov 24, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Chicago’s Catholic cemeteries have helped bury the bodies of about 200 unidentified and unclaimed persons in recent years. One of the priests involved has stressed the importance of reducing homelessness and of mourning those who have no one to pray for them.
Sep 17, 2015 - 03:58 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago on Thursday named Grant Gallicho as its director of publications and media, a newly created position. Effective Nov. 1, Gallicho’s duties in his new position will include reviewing the archdiocese’s publications strategy and managing its print and digital properties.
Mar 30, 2015 - 11:43 am .- Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, was readmitted to the hospital over the weekend for planned pain management and hydration issues.
Feb 3, 2015 - 05:43 pm .- Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratitude and efforts to build physical strength.

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