Chicago, IL (October 18, 2016) – His Eminence Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will give a lecture titled, The Theology of Freedom: Encountering Christ at the Margins of Society, on Friday, October 28, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein. Mass will follow the lecture at 11:15 a.m. Cardinal Müller’s lecture is being sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary.
Chicago, IL (October 13, 2016) – Catholic Extension has announced a Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage November 15 – 21 to Rome and Assisi. Pilgrims will be able to participate in two historic events: the papal consistory for the creation of new cardinals on November 19 and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy with the closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on November 20.
Chicago, IL (October 11, 2016) – The Gala Benefit Fundraiser for Support of the Cause for Sainthood of Father Augustus Tolton will take place at Navy Pier’s Lakeview Terrace, 600 East Grand Avenue on Chicago’s Lakefront, on Sunday, November 13, at 3 p.m.
Chicago, IL (October 10, 2016) – Rev. Lawrence R. Dowling, Pastor of St. Agatha Parish in Chicago, will be the main celebrant and Very Rev. Jeffrey S. Grob, Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the homilist, at the Mass for Hope and Healing on Saturday, October 29, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. During this Mass, music will be led by and performed by the St. Agatha Parish choir.
Chicago, IL (October 10, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today it has completed voluntary water testing for possible lead content in all 180 Archdiocesan-sponsored schools. The Archdiocese engaged an environmental consulting firm to create a water testing protocol for the schools in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations.
Chicago, IL (October 7, 2016) – In a unique collaboration, the Archdiocese of Chicago has partnered with the Art Institute of Chicago to present a special Art Tour inspired by the Year of Mercy. The Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis, began last December. In his announcement, the Pope said, 'I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: ‘Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful’ (cf. Lk 6:36).”
Chicago, IL (September 30, 2016) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will preside at the first archdiocesan-wide Mass for Domestic Violence Awareness and Outreach, on Saturday, October 29, at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.