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Encyclopedia > Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
Holy Name Cathedral is the motherchurch of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.
Holy Name Cathedral is the motherchurch of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest dioceses in the nation by population and is comprised of Cook and Lake counties, covering 1,411 square miles (3,653 km2) of Illinois.1 The original Diocese of Chicago was created on November 28, 1842 and was elevated to the dignity of an archdiocese on September 10, 1880. The Archbishop of Chicago concurrently serves as metropolitan bishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Chicago, whose suffragan bishops are the bishops of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield. Download high resolution version (470x706, 60 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (470x706, 60 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A Particular Church , in Roman Catholic theology and canon law, is any of the individual constituent ecclesial communities in full communion with the Church of Rome and thus make up the Catholic Communion. ... For other uses of the term, see Catholic Church (disambiguation). ... Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan, pertains to the bishop of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital. ... An ecclesiastical province is a unit of religious government existing in certain Christian churches. ... A bishop is an ordained person who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Illinois region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern Illinois region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ...


Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago is the motherchurch of the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also has three minor basilicas, the most of any diocese in the United States: Basilica of Saint Hyacinth, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Queen of All Saints Basilica. The archdiocese ministers in four languages: English, Polish, Spanish and Tagalog. Holy Name Cathedral sits on the corner of North State Street at Superior in downtown Chicago. ... A motherchurch or mother church in Christianity is used in three forms. ... The Basilica of St. ... Saint Hyacinth Basilica, formally the Basilica of St. ... Queen of All Saints Basilica is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago located at 6280 North Sauganash Avenue. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...

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Frontier Church

Marquette

French Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette first explored the area that is now Chicago in the mid-1600s. On December 4, 1674, Marquette arrived at the mouth of the Chicago River where he built a cabin to recouperate from his travels. His cabin would become the first white settlement in the area now known as Chicago. Marquette published his survey of the new territories and soon, more French missionaries and settlers arrived. In 1795, the Potawatomi tribe signed the Treaty of Greenville that ceded to the United States a track of land at the mouth of the Chicago River. There in 1804, Fort Dearborn was erected and protected newly arrived Catholic pioneers. In 1822, Alexander Beaubien became the first person to be baptized in Chicago. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... Father Jacques Marquette (French: Père Jacques Marquette) (10 June 1637–May 18, 1675) and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to see and map the Mississippi River. ... Categories: 1600s ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... Downtown buildings line the Chicago River The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long, and flows through downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Fort Dearborn was a United States fort built on the Chicago River in 1803 under John Whistler on the site of present-day Chicago. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1833, Jesuit missionaries wrote a letter to Joseph Rosati, Bishop of Saint Louis and Vicar General of Bardstown, pleading for the appointment of a resident pastor to serve over one hundred professing Roman Catholics living in Chicago. Rosati appointed a diocesan priest, John Mary Irenaeus Saint Cyr. Saint Cyr celebrated his first mass in a log cabin owned by the Beaubien family on Lake Street, near Market Street, in 1833. 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, the Cathedral parish of the Archdiocese. ... The Archdiocese of Louisville The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville consists of twenty-four counties in Central Kentucky covering 8,124 square miles. ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


First parish

At the cost of four hundred dollars, Saint Cyr purchased a plot of land on what is now the intersection of Lake and State Streets and constructed a church building of twenty-five by thirty-five feet (8 by 11 m). It was dedicated in October 1833. The following year, the Bishop of Vincennes visited Chicago. There he found over four hundred Catholics with only one priest to serve them all. The bishop asked permission from Rosati to send Fathers Fischer, Shaefer, Saint Palais, Dupontavice and Joliet from Vincennes to tend to the needs of the Chicago region. In 1837, Saint Cyr was allowed to retire and was replaced by Chicago's first English-speaking priest, O'Meara. O'Meara moved the church built by Saint Cyr to what is now the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Madison Street. When O'Meara left Chicago, Saint Palais tore down the church and replaced it with a new brick structure. 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Diocesan establishment

The First Plenary Council of Baltimore concluded that the Roman Catholic population of Chicago was growing exponentially and was in dire need for an episcopal see of its own. With the consent of Pope Gregory XVI, the Diocese of Chicago was canonically erected on November 28, 1842. In 1844, William J. Quarter of Ireland was appointed as the first Bishop of Chicago. Upon his arrival, Quarter summoned a synod of thirty-two Chicago priests to begin the organization of the diocese. The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884) The Plenary Councils of Baltimore refer to three national meetings of Roman Catholic bishops in the 19th century in Baltimore, Maryland. ... In mathematics, a quantity that grows exponentially (or geometrically) is one that grows at a rate proportional to its size. ... A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ... Pope Gregory XVI, O.S.B., born Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari (September 18, 1765 – June 1, 1846), was Pope from 1831 to 1846. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... William Quarter (1806 - 1848) was a U.S. (Irish-born) Catholic bishop. ... A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. ...


One of Quarter's most important achievements was the passage of an Illinois state law in 1845 that declared the Bishop of Chicago an incorporated entity, a corporation sole, with power to hold real and other property in trust for religious purposes. This allowed the bishop to pursue mass construction of new churches, colleges and universities to serve the needs of Chicago's Roman Catholic faithful. After four years of service as Bishop of Chicago, Quarter died on April 10, 1848. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Archbishop of Chicago

Francis Cardinal George is the current Archbishop of Chicago.
Francis Cardinal George is the current Archbishop of Chicago.

From 1844 to 1879, the residential bishop of the Diocese of Chicago held the title Bishop of Chicago. With the elevation of the diocese to an archdiocese in 1880, the residential bishop held the title Archbishop of Chicago. Since 1915, all Archbishops of Chicago have so far been honored in consistory with the title of Cardinal Priest and membership in the College of Cardinals. The archbishops also have responsibilities in the dicasteries of the Roman Curia. All but two residential bishops were diocesan priests before assuming the episcopacy in Chicago. Two came from religious orders: the Society of Jesus and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... // Antiquity Originally, the Latin word consistorium meant simply sitting together, just as the Greek syn(h)edrion (from which the Biblical sanhedrin was a corruption). ... Cardinal Priests are the most numerous of the three orders of Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Sacred College of Cardinals is the body of all Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Dicasteries (from Greek: δικαστ, judge/juror) are the central offices of the Roman Curia in which the stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church is entrusted. ... The Roman Curia (sometimes, if inaccurately, called the Vatican) is the administrative apparatus of the Holy See, coordinating and providing the necessary organisation for the correct functioning of the Catholic Church and the achievement of its goals. ... Episcopacy is the regime of church government by bishops (Lat. ... A religious order is an organization of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with religious devotion. ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu (S.I. or S.J.) in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ... Seal of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


Bishops of Chicago

  1. William J. Quarter (18441848)
  2. James Oliver Van de Velde, SJ (18481853)
  3. Anthony O'Regan (18541858)
  4. James Duggan (18591880)

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Archbishops of Chicago

  1. Patrick Augustine Feehan (18801902)
  2. James Edward Quigley (19031915)
  3. George William Cardinal Mundelein (19151939)
  4. Samuel Alphonsus Cardinal Stritch (19391958)
  5. Albert Gregory Cardinal Meyer (19581965)
  6. John Patrick Cardinal Cody (19651982)
  7. Joseph Louis Cardinal Bernardin (19821996)
  8. Francis Eugene Cardinal George, OMI (1997Present)

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Archbishop's Residence

The Archbishop's Residence at 1555 North State Parkway, a mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the official home of the Archbishop of Chicago. Built in 1885 by Patrick Augustine Feehan, first Archbishop of Chicago, the Archbishop's Residence has also served as a temporary home for the various men who assumed the Chair of Saint Peter to become popePope Pius XII, Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt also used the Archbishop's Residence as a temporary home. Before the establishment of the Archbishop's Residence, the Bishops of Chicago were in residence at a mansion on LaSalle Street and North Avenue. Mansion near Almelo, The Netherlands A mansion is a large and stately dwelling house. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The cathedra of the Pope in the apse of St. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Catholic Church. ... Pope Pius XII (Latin: ), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (March 2, 1876 – October 9, 1958), reigned as the 260th Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and sovereign of Vatican City State from March 2, 1939 until his death. ... Pope Paul VI (Latin: ), born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church and as sovereign of Vatican City from 1963 to 1978. ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from October 16, 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ... The presidential seal was used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...


The Archbishop's Residence is Victorian with nineteen chimneys, designed by James H. Willett. The first floor consists of sitting rooms and rooms for resident priests and guests. It also houses a chapel, kitchen and dining room. The second and third floors compose the private residence of the Archbishop of Chicago, including his library and office. The building features two entry facades — designed for pedestrians and carriages. A coach house is also on the grounds.


Prelature

The Office of the Archbishop of Chicago is located at the Pastoral Center at 155 East Superior Street in downtown Chicago near the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus. It is from the Pastoral Center that the Archbishop of Chicago exercises his administrative duties as leader of the archdiocesan prelature. This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The water tower sits adjacent to the downtown campus of Loyola University Chicago along the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. ...


Vicariates

The prelature of the Archdiocese of Chicago, also called its curia, is the body of administration and governance under the authority of the Archbishop of Chicago. It is led by the Vicar General who serves in a similar capacity of a prime minister. The Vicar General is a diocesan priest who has been given the ordinary executive power normally reserved for a diocesan bishop. He acts in concert with six episcopal vicars administering smaller territories of the archdiocese called vicariates. A Curia in early Roman times was a subdivision of the people, i. ... A vicar general is an ecclesiastical office in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church existing in each particular church. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Pope Pius XI, depicted in this window at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, was ordinary of the universal Roman Catholic Church and local ordinary of Rome. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ... A vicar general is an ecclesiastical office in the Latin rite of the Roman Catholic Church existing in each particular church. ...


The episcopal vicars are six auxiliary bishops in service to the Archbishop of Chicago. They are titular bishops ordained to titular sees. Each are responsible for the governance of parishes and other institutions within the six individual vicariates. An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to a diocese because the diocesan bishop is unable to perform his functions, the diocese is so extensive that it requires more than one bishop to administer, or the diocese is attached to a royal or imperial... Bishop Richard Pates, current auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Titular Bishop of Suacia. ... When first appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu in Hawaii, Joseph Anthony Ferrario became a titular bishop of the titular see of the ancient Egyptian city of Cusae. ...


Departments

Authority over the departments and agencies of the archdiocese is the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Chicago. He appoints auxiliary bishops, priests and religious brothers and sisters to oversee the departments.


The departments and agencies include: Amate House, Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Archives and Records, Assistance Ministry, Big Shoulders Fund, Catechesis, Catholic Cemeteries, Catholic Charities, Catholic Chaplaincy at O'Hare, Catholic Schools, Chancellor, Communications and Public Relations, Conciliation, Diaconate, Divine Worship, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Evangelization and Catechesis, Family Ministries, Financial Services, Food Service Professionals, Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation, Legal Services, Liturgy Training Publications, Metropolitan Tribunal, Ministerial Evaluation, Ministry in Higher Education, Office of Professional Responsibility, Office for Persons with Disabilities, On Going Formation in Ministry, Peace and Justice, Racial Justice, Research and Planning, Respect Life, Stewardship and Development, Vocations, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry Office. Codex Manesse, fol. ... ORD redirects here. ... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... Worship usually refers to specific acts of religious praise, honour, or devotion, typically directed to a supernatural being such as a god or goddess. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... From the Greek word λειτουργια, which can be transliterated as leitourgia, meaning the work of the people, a liturgy comprises a prescribed religious ceremony, according to the traditions of a particular religion; it may refer to, or include, an elaborate formal ritual (such as the Catholic Mass), a daily activity such... A vocation is an occupation, either professional or voluntary, that is seen to those who carry it out as offering more than simply financial reward. ...


Ultimate spiritual leadership is invested in the Archbishop of Chicago over archdiocesan educational institutions including Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Saint Joseph College Seminary, and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake or Mundelein Seminary. Saint Joseph College Seminary is a college of Loyola University Chicago and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. ... University of Saint Mary of the Lake, also called Mundelein Seminary, is the principal seminary and school of theology for the formation of priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, governed from Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ...


See also

His Eminence Edward Michael Cardinal Egan (born April 2, 1932 in Oak Park, Illinois) is a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... Thomas Patrick Roger Foley (March 6, 1822–February 19, 1879) was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... Paul Casimir Marcinkus was born on January 15, 1922, in Cicero, Illinois. ... The Governor of Vatican City is concurrently the President of the Governatorate of Vatican City and sometimes called the President of Vatican City. ... Each diocese is led by a prelate bishop. ... The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is the seat of the Diocese of Honolulu. ... The following is a list of the Roman Catholic dioceses of the United States. ...

References

  1. Catholic-hierarchy.org facts of the Archdioese of Chicago

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1313 words)
The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest dioceses in the nation by population and is comprised of Cook and Lake counties, covering 1,411 square miles (3,653 km
The Archbishop of Chicago concurrently serves as metropolitan bishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Chicago, whose suffragan bishops are the bishops of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield.
With the consent of Pope Gregory XVI, the Diocese of Chicago was canonically erected on November 28, 1842.
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The juridical entity known as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is the chief organizational framework for Catholic life in Cook and Lake Counties.
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