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  • Cupich lands in Chicago, poised to take reins of archdiocese

    Cupich lands in Chicago, poised to take reins of archdiocese
    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. Cupich flew...
  • Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George

    Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George
    "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...
  • Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'

    Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'
    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...
  • Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory

    Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory
    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...
  • Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit

     Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit
    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...
  • What does an archbishop do when he retires?

    What does an archbishop do when he retires?
    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....
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    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...
  • New archbishop puts immigration front and center

     New archbishop puts immigration front and center
    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...
  • Cardinal George discusses successor, pope, defense of doctrine

    Cardinal George discusses successor, pope, defense of doctrine
    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...
  • In Chicago, some see next archbishop as a 'breath of fresh air'

    In Chicago, some see next archbishop as a 'breath of fresh air'
    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...
  • Cupich vows to aid poor, help Chicago neighborhoods

    Cupich vows to aid poor, help Chicago neighborhoods
    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...