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Reflections on the Coronavirus

Last week Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, ordered the postponing of all public masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Subsequently, he also has ordered the closing of all Church buildings and property to the public and parish staff. Lastly, the Cardinal encouraged all the priests to celebrate “private Masses” and do whatever we [...]

Divine Economy

Dear Friends: Do you, like I, have trouble listening to the news and have trouble determining that what is being said is truthful these days? Is what I hear truth or spin, the full story, or selected bits? Like so many, we are dangerously tempted to just shut it all down and move [...]

Know Your Gifts

Dear friends: You may not think it, but I have always been a shy person. Most people can’t believe it since I spend so much time in front of people speaking at public forums and even in the media. Well, we all have a past and part of mine was filled with living [...]

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear friends: Today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, a time that is meant to draw us closer in anticipation of the coming of the Lord. Indeed, it is crucial to consider that every Christian, who takes their baptism and devotion seriously, is anxiously awaiting the second coming of Christ. Sadly, too often, this great mystery [...]

Muerte del Padre John Smyth

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe comparte el dolor y pésame de la familia, amigos y Alumnos de la Academia de Maryville, en escuchar sobre la muerte del P. John Smyth. El P. Smyth era Superintendente de Maryville por más de 30 años. Durante este tiempo, el padre recibió la comunidad hispana [...]

Wecloming the “Servant of God” Fr. Agustus Tolton

On Sunday, April 7th, at 1:00 p.m. the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will jubilantly celebrate the arrival of the image of a “Servant of God” and a significant intercessor for the Church in Chicago. I am referring to the welcoming of the image of Fr. Agustus Tolton who will [...]

Statement from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Misleading NBC Chicago Report August 29, 2018 An NBC Chicago TV report that aired Monday night was edited in such a way that gave the false impression that Pope Francis and I consider the protection of children to be less important than other issues, such as [...]

Cardinal Blase Cupich’s Letter to all Catholilcs

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Anger, shock, grief, shame. What other words can we summon to describe the experience of learning about the devastating revelations of sexual abuse — and the failures of bishops to safeguard the children entrusted to their care — published in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, released Tuesday? This catalogue [...]

Solemnity of the Mosty Holy Trinity

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, a moment in which we are called to reflect on the reality of God in our lives. However, as I prepare to write this simple reflection, I must admit that recent events have made me realized that the audience I am writing to [...]

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