ARCHDIOCESAN PRIEST, REV. THOMAS J. KAVENEY, DIES Pastor Emeritus of Mater Christi Parish in North Riverside

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Chicago, IL (October 31, 2014) – Rev. Thomas Jeremias Kaveney died on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.  Fr. Kaveney was the Pastor Emeritus of Mater Christi Parish in North Riverside, and was a recent resident of St. Odilo Parish in Berwyn.  He was 93 years old.

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Archdiocese of Chicago

Plan Will Strengthen the Archdiocesan Mission to Provide Catholic Education in Chicago and Suburban
Cook and Lake Counties

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, has approved the restructuring plan recommended by the Archdiocesan School Board and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools.  The reconfiguration, which will include school consolidations, re‑purposing and closings, are part of the ongoing 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools and will result in a strengthened mission of Catholic education in the Archdiocese.

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The Cardinal's Column - November 2 - 15, 2014

An Open Letter from Cardinal George Regarding Schools

The Archdiocese of Chicago educates more than 82,000 Chicago area children in 240 elementary and high schools.  Forming children in our Catholic faith and educating them to be responsible future adults have long been important ministries of the Catholic Church.

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Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday celebrates the Feast of All Souls Day with a day of faith, visitation, gratitude and prayer at seventeen cemeteries around the Archdiocese of Chicago. A Prayer Service and recitation of the Rosary begin at 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 2

100 Days of Prayer for the Sick

The Catholic Health Association of the U.S. (CHA) is organizing 100 Days of Prayer for the sick and those who care for them. This culminates the World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Monday, November 3

Mass for those Kidnaped or Disappeared

St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Chicago is hosting a special Mass at 7 p.m. for "Those Kidnaped or Disappeared" – "Los Desaparecidos y Secuestrados," to pray for those who have been lost, kidnaped or murdered.

Tuesday, November 11

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Appeal

Founded in 1970, the CCHD is the Archdiocese's anti-poverty program, whose mission is to addressthe root causes of poverty through >grants and education programs.

Sunday, November 23

Sanctuary Features Chicago's
New Archbishop

The Fall 2014 edition of Sanctuary airs on Sunday, October 26, at 11:30 a.m. on ABC7. The program features comments from Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich, the latest in the cause for sainthood for Fr. Augustus Tolton and other celebrations around the Archdiocese.

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Catholic Chicago Blog

In this week's blog, Jude Huntz helps us understand voting in the context of Catholic Social Teaching.

Archbishop Cupich at the podium during the September 20 press conference.

The Catholic New World is your source for more information about
Archbishop Cupich.

September 20th
Press Conference Videos:

Introduction, Archbishop Cupich Q & A,
Cardinal George Q & A, Spanish Remarks

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News Releases

Annual Archdiocesan Awards at Holy Name CathedralSunday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m.

Chicago, IL (October 23, 2014) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside during the Annual Archdiocesan Awards Ceremony, when the Bishop Quarter Award and the Christifideles Award are given to Archdiocesan lay men and women for their dedication to the Church and their ministries. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.

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Archbishop Blase J. Cupich to Reside at Holy Name
Cathedral Rectory Archbishop's Residence Committee to be Established to Determine Best Uses for North State Parkway Residence

– Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has informed the priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago of his decision regarding his choice of residence and will live in the former quarters of the late Bishop Lyne at Holy Name Cathedral.  Archbishop Cupich made this decision in consultation with Cardinal George, Msgr. Dan Mayall, Pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, and several Chicago priests.

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Prayer Vigil and Mass for Immigration Reform and
Unaccompanied ChildrenBeginning at Federal Plaza, Friday, October 24, at 5 p.m.

– Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will preside over a Prayer Vigil and Mass for Immigration Reform and Unaccompanied Children on Friday, October 24. The Prayer Vigil and Mass, which are expected to have hundreds of participants from dozens of parishes and religious orders throughout Cook and Lake counties, are sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Immigrant Affairs.

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