PRESS RELEASE: A Humbler, More Pastoral Chicago Church
A Humbler, More Pastoral Chicago Church
“Call To Action USA and Call To Action Chicago are relieved to learn that Bishop Blasé Cupich, a moderate, has been named the new bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. At a time when numerous U.S. Bishops are choosing to fight ideological battles, Pope Francis’ selection of Cupich demonstrates a desire for a humbler, more pastoral church.
The choice of Cupich shows promise for a church which can be closer to the people. Catholics in Chicago and beyond yearn for a faith rooted in the Gospel call of love and justice over rigid orthodoxy. It is our sincere hope that Cupich will be open to the challenges and joys of Catholics’ lived experiences and embrace the wisdom of all God’s people. As he begins this new journey, we will hold him in prayer.”
Chicago-area Catholics are available today to talk about this selection by Pope Francis. Please email or call for details.
Ryan Hoffmann, Director of Communications