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‘The Catholic New World’ becomes ‘Chicago Catholic’

New World Publications is pleased to announce the redesign (and renaming) of the English-language newspaper. Look for the new and, we hope, improved Chicago Catholic around Meyer and Quigley in the coming days.

The size and look of the paper have changed. The design firm Crosby Associates has completely redesigned the paper. Clean, contemporary, smart. We think it looks great. And we hope you do too.

Chicago Catholic will feature new regular contributors, including Father James Keenan, SJ, an ethicist at Boston College; Don Wycliff, a former editorial board member of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times; and Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. They will join other writers we brought into the fold over the past year: New Testament scholar Father Donald Senior, CP, who pens a superb Scripture column; and the journalist Christopher Lamb, who covers the Vatican for us from Rome.

Speaking of digital publishing, a completely revamped website is in the offing. We’ll have more to say about that soon, but for the time being, suffice it to say that the death of Catholic print journalism has been greatly exaggerated. We hope you enjoy and are enriched by the new-look Chicago Catholic.

Here's our new cover!



During the Winter 2017 edition of Sanctuary, Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about the various liturgies related to his elevation to the College of Cardinals.  We celebrate with hundreds of children at three Chicago area Catholic schools that received National Blue Ribbon Awards.

And we go to the U-I-C Pavilion where thousands of young Catholics took part in a celebration called Holy Fire.  Sanctuary airs at 12-noon every Sunday in January on the Live Well Network.


Sanctuary is the Archdiocese of Chicago's TV news magazine program that airs quarterly on ABC Chicago. The program is hosted by Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Sanctuary is produced by the Archdiocesan Office of Radio and Television and is taped on location throughout the Chicago area.


Sanctuary airs on the Live Well Network which can be seen over-the-air on ABC 7.2, as well as on Comcast Channel 217, RCN Channel 618, WOW Channel 219, Mediacom Channel 723 and Charter Channel 608.



Stress Workshop at Meyer - January 25, 12 p.m.


Web Re-Deployment Phase I Goes Live - January 5, 2017

Over the past year we have been working on building the first round of new websites for the archdiocese. These include:

  • archchicago.org and supporting websites
  • schools.archchicago.org
  • pvm.archchicago.org  (Parish Vitality and Mission)

We have completed the new sites and are releasing them today. The design has been completely updated to reflect our current visual-identity standards.

As you’ll notice, not all of our websites have been rebuilt, so you may end up landing on an old site. Over the next several months, we will be working to bring all sites into the new design. Please note that you will need to adjust any browser or desktop bookmarks to pages in the existing sites so that they point to the new web pages. In some cases you will be automatically redirected to the new page; other times you will get a 404 error code indicating that the redirect could not be completed.

The new websites are designed to adjust to a variety of displays. This means that they will scale to fit the displays of browsers on laptops, phones, and tablets. We have also improved search-engine optimization, which will ensure that our websites are being more easily found by Google, Bing, etc.

Website Support/Service

Should you experience any issues with the new websites, please contact the IT service desk (x5227 / itservicecenter@archchicago.org). Your request will be forwarded to our web-support team for resolution.


2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal has begun!

Our faith is lived in schools and parishes, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches, where people of all backgrounds in every neighborhood of the Archdiocese of Chicago are served.

Your gift to the Annual Appeal helps to sustain Catholic schools, religious education, ministerial formation, and initiatives for life, peace and justice. Through its support of Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal serves people worldwide, without regard for religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famines.

Learn more at www.annualcatholicappeal.com.



Cardinal Cupich Discusses the Consistory


In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about the ceremonies surrounding his elevation to Cardinal.  We’ll take you to three Catholic schools that received Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education. And we’ll show you how a parish tree-lighting ceremony has a special meaning for a south-side community.


You can watch the episode online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU1TnYB8hL8

Catholic Chicago is produced by the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Radio and Television. The program is hosted by Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship.
Comcast customers who live in Chicago and throughout the suburbs can see Catholic Chicago Sunday at 3 p.m. on CN-100, the Comcast Network (Channel 100). The program also airs Friday at 7 p.m. on Chicago Loop Cable Channel 25.


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