Posts Tagged ‘Chicago archdiocese’

Chicago archdiocese to assess eco-friendliness of buildings Comments 0

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

US archdiocese releases 15,000 pages of secret abuse files Comments 0

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Chicago archdiocese has released about 15,000 pages of previously secret files on clerical sex abuse in order to provide greater transparency. The documents detail interpersonal communications between victims, the priests and archdiocese officials. Making this information public comes after other documents were released in January as part of a settlement with victims. The archdiocese says Read more

Chicago appointment shows what Francis wants for US Church Comments 0

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The appointment of the new Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, signals where Pope Francis wants to take the American Catholic Church. That’s what New York magazine writer Lisa Miller wrote of Archbishop Cupich, who has, she said, a “heart for the poor”. “People who know Cupich say he has a particular genius for bridging gaps Read more

Archdiocese censors Scripture theologian after conference talk Comments 0

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A US scripture commentator has had her writings pulled from a book for lectors because she attended a progressive group’s conference. At the request of Chicago archdiocese’s censor, Margaret Nutting Ralph’s work was withheld from a resource book published by Liturgy Training Publications. Ms Ralph had given a presentation on contextual interpretation of Scripture at Read more