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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, is the Catholic co-chair of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, sponsored by the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In this 2015 file photo, LGBTQ supporters wave a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Catholic Medical Association joined a lawsuit Aug. 26, 2021, challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' mandate that doctors and hospitals must perform gender-transition procedures over their own moral or medical objections. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Blase J. CupichTimothy Michael Dolan
Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Dolan on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Does objecting to performing gender transition procedures—but welcoming patients who identify as transgender—constitute discrimination? Of course not.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Blase J. Cupich
The right to bear arms will never be more important than human life. Our children have rights, too.
FaithFaith and Reason
Blase J. Cupich
Pope Francis wants all Catholics to recognize that Vatican II and its reforms are not only authentic actions of the Holy Spirit but also are in continuity with the tradition of the church.
FaithFaith and Reason
Blase J. Cupich
For the Catholic community, the penetrating vision of the Second Vatican Council identifies a clear pathway of public engagement and conscience formation.
FaithFaith and Reason
Blase J. Cupich
We should be fearless in making clear that tolerating clergy sexual abuse stands in total contradiction to the core of the Gospel message.
FaithLast Take
Blase J. Cupich
In an era when Islamophobia is on the rise, it seems especially important for Catholic Christians to know that in addition to sharing our belief in the one God, Muslims also share a reverence for Mary.
FaithLast Take
Blase J. Cupich
Medics are useless if the wounded cannot reach them.
Pope Francis greets children during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 8 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Blase J. Cupich
“Like a Loving Mother” from Pope Francis addresses clerical sexual abuse in a systemic and holistic way.
Faith
Blase J. CupichStephen P. WhiteDrew ChristiansenKaren Sue SmithRobert P. ImbelliPatrick Gilger, S.J.Stephen BullivantMeghan J. ClarkRichard RohrJohn W. O’MalleyJames Hanvey
Editor’s note: The historic interview with Pope Francis (Am. 9/30) has generated a great deal of dialogue in the church and in society at large. We asked several writers to offer their reactions to the pope’s words. Selections from these responses are printed below. The full versions of
Pope waves to pilgrims from South Africa during general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 25 (CNS Photo / Paul Haring).
Blase J. Cupich
From Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich: the pope presents a fresh vision of the Gospel.