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Cardinal Cupich Refuses To Meet With Laity Requesting Access To Sacraments

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  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 […]

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Sorry, Cardinal Cupich, You Can’t Require Private Baptisms to Have Episcopal Approval

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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 […]

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Vicar General of Peoria Diocese: Sheen Beatification Delay an Act of ‘Sabotage’

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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 […]

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Led by Cupich and McElroy, 1-in-3 U.S. Bishops Vote AGAINST Calling Abortion ‘Pre-eminent’ Issue

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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 […]

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Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Opens Two Dozen Cases Into Possible Chicago Clergy Sexual Abuse

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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 […]