Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich Set To Lead Mass For LGBTQ+ Catholics This Weekend

The Archbishop of Chicago is scheduled to lead Sunday Mass in Lakeview this weekend to help an LGBTQ+ Catholic group celebrate 35 years of service.

The Mass, organized by LGBTQ+ Catholic group AGLO Chicago, will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 W. Belmont Ave. at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the parish’s Casey Hall. The reception will be from 8:15-9:30 p.m.

Cardinal Blase Cupich will lead the Mass to mark 35 years of AGLO Chicago’s ministry, according to a press release from the group.

AGLO — the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach of Chicago ministry — formed in 1988. It was created with the help of former Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who was attempting to keep LGBTQ+ Catholics connected to the church despite the Vatican calling for them to be cast out of church spaces.

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