Archbishop Blase Cupich told the priests of the Chicago archdiocese that he has decided he will live in the rectory at Holy Name Cathedral.
A lot. First, Spokane's bishop, Blase Cupich, will be installed the new archbishop of Chicago on Nov. 18. Now the students of the Jesuit university in Spokane, Gonzaga, have participated in the selection process for this year's Opus Prize, the $1 million annual faith-based humanitarian award.
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Chicago Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich spent time serving on USCCB committees on abuse, and he voluntarily sought mediation for abuse settlements.
Yes, I agree. It is incredible that the competent and capable bishop from Spokane, Wash., diocese was named archbishop-designate of the great Chicago archdiocese. No question about it. Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich is prayerful, intellectually sharp, humble, humorous, balanced, respectful and fearless. Terrific qualities for a bishop and an authentic churchman.
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.
"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."
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