Last week, Pope Francis appointed three priests as auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles. One of them is the popular host of Word on Fire (and rector of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary), Fr.
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has set a goal of benchmarking all 2,700 buildings in the Archdiocese of Chicago to ensure that they are as energy efficient as possible.
He announced the goal during a news conference Friday at Old St. Mary's School on Michigan Avenue.
The news conference was held after Chicago's archbishop toured the school with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.
The 2015 session of the U.S. Supreme Court produced a number of significant decisions.
We will of necessity focus on arguably the two most significant cases, especially in regard to the hierarchy of the Catholic church. Those decisions are ,of course, the decision authorizing same-sex marriage throughout the country and the decision regarding the Affordable Care Act.
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The U.S. Catholic church should not react stridently following the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Blase Cupich said.
Eco Catholic: "It's a time for the church to be bold, to speak about major issues, and to achieve a new level of relevance in people's lives."
The 12 general points touched on a desire for clearer communication from pastors on the meaning of marriage, among other topics.
A robust discussion broke out as U.S. bishops wrestled with how their priorities going forward might reflect those set forth by Pope Francis.
Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.