Watch the ghost of McCarrick in Blaise Cupich

The following comes from a Feb. 18 story in Crisis magazine. Theodore McCarrick the ex-cardinal has now been defrocked—just in time for the media coverage swirling around Pope Francis’s sex abuse summit this week.  But McCarrick the kingmaker, McCarrick the narrative-spinner, still

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2019-02-20T07:20:59-08:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |2 Comments

Pope names Cardinal Cupich to organizing group for February abuse meeting

The Vatican announced Friday Pope Francis’ selection for the organizing committee of the Vatican’s February meeting of bishops on abuse prevention. Among the group named is Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. The gathering, which will take place Feb. 21-24, 2019,

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2018-11-26T12:03:08-08:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , |10 Comments

Wuerl’s plan

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned. Cupich submitted the plan Tuesday to leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference, proffering

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Vatican directive came from Congregation for Bishops

The directive not to vote on the proposals which had been expected to form the basis for the response of the Church in the US to the sexual abuse crisis came from the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of

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2018-11-13T10:34:49-08:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders, Vatican News|Tags: , |13 Comments

Are some bishops singling out conservative priests for psychiatric treatment?

American bishops are sending traditional-minded or conservative priests to psychiatric hospitals for “reprogramming” or as punishment, a priest blogger has alleged. Father John Zuhlsdorf, also known as Fr. Z, wrote on his popular blog September 25 that the number of priests sent for psychiatric evaluations

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Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops

The Archbishop of Chicago has invited some U.S. bishops to a series of conferences on the 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The seminars will be held at three Catholic colleges later this month. According to a letter obtained by Catholic News

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2018-02-13T09:43:45-08:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |45 Comments

Chicago cardinal extends invite to Fr. Martin amid cancellations

After a series of speaking appearances were canceled in recent weeks, Jesuit Fr. James Martin received a fresh offer Friday from Cardinal Blase Cupich to address his Chicago archdiocese over two nights during the coming Lenten season. The Windy City

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