Statement of Archbishop Blase J. Cupich on  Marist High School Racism Incident November 8, 2016

Racism is a sin and has no place in the Church, including the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Our schools must be places where all are respected and the values of tolerance and peacemaking are taught and nurtured.

Marist High School is a privately operated school in the Archdiocese dedicated to gospel values. We support them as they take the necessary steps to deal with this situation swiftly and take appropriate disciplinary action.

Archdiocese of Chicago Completes Water Testing in All 180 Archdiocesan-Sponsored Elementary and High Schools All Classroom Buildings Tested for Possible Lead Content

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U.S. Department of Education Honors Three Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2016 Blue Ribbon Award Schools The Archdiocese of Chicago is the Recipient of the Greatest Number of Blue Ribbon Awards of Any School System – Public and Private – in the Country

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More than 75,000 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Students Head Back to School Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, to Participate in Several School Events Across the Archdiocese this Month

Chicago, IL (August 08, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s 217 Catholic schools are preparing to welcome students back to school this month. The Archdiocese's theme for the 2016/17 school year is "You Are the Light of the World," which is taken from the New Testament's fifth chapter of Matthew. Read more here

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