Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Blase Cupich’

Huge parish restructure involves mergers and closures Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

A major parish restructure involving mergers and closures has been announced in Chicago as part of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s “Renew my Church” initiative. Most of the mergers involve two or more parishes, many of which have schools associated with them. In two cases, four current parishes will be merged into one. The investigation and decision-making Read more

Vatican should give reasons when a bishop is sacked Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Secrecy is out – the Vatican should give reasons when it sacks a bishop. Both Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and Malta’s Archbishop Charles Scicluna say the Vatican should begin disclosing the reasons for a Catholic prelate’s removal from office. Cupich and Scicluna organised last week’s summit on child protection. “I think if a person is Read more

Anti-abuse summit – be realistic Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

A leading expert in the field of child protection, Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, says while one goal of the Vatican’s upcoming anti-abuse summit aims to get the world’s bishops on the same page about abuse prevention, a uniform solution to the clerical abuse issue doesn’t exist. Zollner says he believes the reason for calling the Read more

US Bishops favour traditionalist Archbishop over Cupich Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Archbishop Joseph Naumann has been chosen over Cardinal Blase Cupich to lead the US Bishops Conference Pro-Life Activities Committee. The vote was 96 to 82. The post is traditionally reserved for cardinals. Naumann’s victory has been reported as a snub for Cupich’s progressive approach. Like Pope Francis, Cupich’s approach focuses on dialogue and encounter. Naumann Read more

Chicago’s Cardinal welcomes LGBTQ book writer Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Jesuit priest Father James Martin has been invited to address Cardinal Blase Cupich’s Chicago archdiocese over two nights during the next Lenten season. The invitation comes after Martin had speaking engagements cancelled and negative comments leveled at him by far-right Catholic groups. The ultra-conservatives disapprove of Martin’s recently published book on lesbian, gay, bi-, transgender Read more