| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Blase Cupich flew into O'Hare International Airport on Thursday afternoon, less than a week before he is set to succeed Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago, and said his first task is getting "spiritually ready" for his new job.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:59 PM
"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization as the church has done so often in human...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:25 PM
On Tuesday, as the Archdiocese of Chicago changed leaders, we revived a spirited (not spiritual) debate over Latin usage. Several readers emailed or called to protest the headline atop a Tribune editorial: "Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George." These erudite...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Newly installed Archbishop Blase Cupich has declined to add Chicago police officers to his existing security detail at Holy Name Cathedral's rectory, where he resides.
Colleen Dolan, the Archdiocese of Chicago director of communications and public...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Cardinal Francis George will receive the rarely bestowed Medal of Merit, the city of Chicago's highest honor, at Wednesday's City Council meeting, officials said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will present George with the medal — which has previously...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
What does an archbishop do when he retires? Chicagoans will be finding out for the first time, with Cardinal Francis George being the first to reach that milestone in the local church's 124-year history as an archdiocese.
George officially retired Nov....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will.
But his 17-year tenure has...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Immigrant rights activists are hailing Chicago's next Roman Catholic archbishop, hoping that Blase Cupich's outspoken advocacy for their cause translates to meaningful changes to local and state laws that would make Illinois the friendliest state for...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:15 PM
In a sweeping interview weeks before he steps down, Cardinal Francis George expressed frustration that his defense of church doctrine has ever caused offense, discussed the story behind his successor's selection and voiced concerns that expectations...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Roman Catholics across the Chicago area flocked to their parishes Sunday, expressing hope that their next archbishop, Blase Cupich, will be an extension of Pope Francis by welcoming more voices on matters such as same-sex marriage and helping to heal...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Chicago's next archbishop said Monday that Catholics should make poverty more of a priority, both locally to help the city's poor and nationally, where his bishop colleagues can keep the issue front and center.
Bishop Blase Cupich, back in the Chicago...