Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Cupich’

Pope appoints pastoral prelate to Congregation for Bishops

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Pope Francis has made a key appointment that signals he wants a pastoral voice to be involved in the selection of bishops. The Pope has appointed Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Congregation for Bishops. Archbishop Cupich replaces the late Cardinal Francis George on the congregation. Continue reading Related Posts:Sacked archbishop to remain on Vatican Read more

US archbishop at synod stresses role of conscience

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A US archbishop has said the Church must respect the decisions divorced and remarried people make in good conscience about their spiritual lives. Speaking to media at the synod on the family in Rome, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich said he had always respected the inviolability of people’s consciences. “I try to help people along the Read more

Chicago archdiocese to assess eco-friendliness of buildings

Friday, July 31st, 2015

In a response to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, Chicago archdiocese plans to benchmark all of its 2700 buildings to aid energy efficiency. This will see churches, schools and other buildings evaluated for their water usage, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Data will be tracked using the US Environmental Protection Agency’s free Energy Star Portfolio Read more

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George dies of cancer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The former Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 78. As head of the United States’ third-largest archdiocese, Cardinal George shepherded the Chicago church through school closings and the priest sexual abuse scandal. He strived to reconcile his support for the clergy with the pain of Read more