Cardinal Blase Cupich

Updated: Vatican intervened to spike US bishops’ Biden statement release

The Pillar, January 20,2021The U.S. bishops’ conference held back a statement on incoming President Joe Biden Wednesday morning, after officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State intervened before the statement could be released. The statement, from conference president Archbishop Jose... read more

US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable

by Thomas Reese, Religion News Service, November 23, 2020 The discussion of the Vatican report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by the U.S. bishops at their annual fall meeting was sad but predictable — sad because the bishops failed to communicate that they understood the report's... read more

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday. Hicks, 55, has served as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2015 and as an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese since 2018. He will be the... read more

US cardinal dismisses prayer power during pandemic: We can’t just pray and think things will change

'[R]eligion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change,' Cardinal Blase Cupich said. By Martin Bürger CHICAGO, Illinois, April 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the... read more

US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote that there are a few bishops who 'sadly ... should know better' than to downplay the critical importance of human life. By Doug Mainwaring DENVER, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who... read more

USCCB Staff Reverses Bishops’ Decision On Abortion Issue

By CHRISTOPHER MANION, February 15, 2020 At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering... read more

Cardinal Cupich: How can we end clerical sex abuse and purify the church?

By Blase Cardinal Cupich, America, November 29, 2019 Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at Georgetown University in Wash., D.C., on June 4, 2018. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) [Editor’s note: This article is based on a talk delivered by Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, at the Latin... read more

Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, November 21, 2019 Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich has once again downplayed the centrality of abortion as moral and political issue, insisting it must be seen as just one element of “a consistent ethic of life.” In an op-ed Wednesday in... read more

Analysis: US Bishops at Odds Over Abortion and the ‘Francis Test’

Contention ensued over amendments to a letter meant to accompany a series of videos aimed at helping Catholics engage with the American political process. Ed Condon/CAN/November 13, 2019 BALTIMORE — During the second day of the USCCB’s fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among... read more

U.S. bishops debate how to integrate Pope Francis’ broader pro-life focus

By Michael J. O’Loughlin, America, November 11, 2019 With the first 2020 presidential primary contest less than three months away, U.S. bishops are debating language accompanying the voting guide issued by the conference before each presidential election cycle. While the bulk of the debate... read more
St. Fidelis Cathedral, Victoria KS

Theodore McCarrick Still Won’t Confess

Banished in the dead of night to a mistrustful Kansas town after sexual abuse allegations, the defrocked archbishop of D.C. speaks publicly for the first time since his fall from grace. By Ruth Graham, Slate, September 3, 2019 VICTORIA, Kansas—On a cloudy Sunday morning in August, Father... read more
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, USA, published on Twitter the picture of a gay-themed crucifix.

Crazy Church: Cardinal Cupich Celebrates Gay Crucifix