Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, joyfully offers a greeting to the Muslim community marking the month of Ramadan. But what about the Great Commission?
A group of laity in Chicago has formed the Saint Charles Borromeo Society to call on Cdl. Blase Cupich to reopen churches and restore public Mass. Recently, members expressed disappointment that Cupich refused to meet with them. Joseph Scheidler, one of the group’s organizers, commented: “We are desperately in need of spiritual leadership during […]
Cardinal Cupich: “We can’t just pray and think things will change.” U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the coronavirus, stating that “religion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change.” The Archbishop of Chicago then went on to contrast faith with […]
Church law informs parents that they have an obligation—not just an option—to have their children baptised in the ‘first few weeks.’ Much has been written about the lack of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) in the current public health situation, but I’d like to say something about the Sacrament of Baptism. This […]
After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause. “Under the veneer of the Rochester diocese’s call for caution, more than an overwhelming majority of people would conclude […]
Raymond Arroyo reports that Cardinals Dolan and Cupich had a hand in getting the Vatican to delay the beatification of Archbishop Sheen. UPDATE: George Neumayr’s intrepid reporting captures Cardinal Dolan denying his involvement in the delay of Sheen’s beatification. Please support George’s reporting efforts.
American Catholic bishops showed today that the current pontificate has divided them on fighting abortion as a social justice priority, voting 143-69 to keep the issue “pre-eminent.” This morning during the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the bishops debated, and voted upon, a letter based on the USCCB’s […]
A victim of clergy abuse urged other survivors to come forward Tuesday as lawyers revealed that the Catholic Church in Chicago had paid out more than $80 million in sexual assault cases. Joe Iacono, who says he was abused by his parish priest when he was 11, spoke at a news conference as Jeff Anderson […]
Acting on concerns that more than 1,000 reports of possible sexual abuse by Catholic clergy may not have been properly reviewed by DCFS, the child welfare agency has opened 24 new investigations into alleged priest misconduct and hired a law firm to probe why the cases weren’t immediately addressed. The reports were received by the […]
Moody’s shifts its outlook to negative, citing an Illinois attorney general investigation into priest abuse claims that already have cost the Roman Catholic archdiocese $60 million in the past two years. Citing a probe into alleged sexual misconduct by priests, a major credit rating agency is warning it soon may downgrade debt issued by the […]