A compare-and-contrast between Cupich and the man he is replacing, Cardinal Francis George, gives a sense of what the new archbishop may be up against.
Faith & Parish
Oklahoma City's archbishop called the overflow crowd at a Sept. 21 eucharistic Holy Hour "a powerful witness of faith."
More than 600 people filled St. Francis of Assisi Church for the prayer service led by Archbishop Paul Coakley. Another 1,400 people stood in overflow areas and outdoor prayer gardens to listen to his homily over loud speakers.
The Holy Hour was celebrated as a response to a Satanic "black mass" held the same day in a downtown arena.
The mediation between the Milwaukee archdiocese and its creditors, most of them survivors of sexual abuse, ended Tuesday without a resolution.
The bankruptcy proceedings were placed on hold pending a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals related to nearly $60 million that was transferred to a trust fund shortly before the bankruptcy action was filed nearly four years ago.
"I am going to try to be attentive to what the Lord wants. Maybe if there is moderation in that, then maybe I'm a moderate."
College: a time for students to try new ideas, build enduring friendships and struggle through a few pre-exam all-nighters. And, in between all of that, drink. A lot.
Opinion: Now that we know Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., is heading to Chicago, here's some advice for him.
The Vatican announced over the weekend that Bishop Blase Cupich, 65, will succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, in Chicago.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal day of prayer Sept. 28 for the upcoming synod on the family.
The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will take place Oct. 5-19 at the Vatican.
Kurtz, head of the archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., called the synod as "an important moment for the church and for families."
Laypeople, religious, nearly two dozen bishops and more than 100 clergy filled San Diego's St. Therese of Carmel Church on Wednesday for the noon funeral Mass of San Diego Bishop Cirilo B. Flores, who died Sept. 6 of cancer.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez was the principal celebrant for the Mass, sharing some memories of Flores' last days.
Global Sisters Report: Sr. Teresita Weind took the pulpit Sept. 7 to preach about how long it takes for the deep hurts in people to heal. And she knows.