Cardinal Blase Cupich

Cardinal Blase Cupich to Share Insights from the October 2018 Synod of Bishops in Rome 

Friday, november 16, 2018

7:30 PM

The Dynamism of Vocational Discernment in the Life of a Christian

God loves each one of us and addresses a call to each one personally.  Our vocational path, given to us in Baptism, is a journey which unites us to the life and death of Christ. Life itself is a vocation from God and all human beings are destined for communion with Christ and a universal call to holiness. 

Join us for this presentation as Cardinal Cupich explores insights that were developed at the Synod of Bishops 2018 and helps us understand our vocational calling.

About Cardinal Cupich

Cardinal Cupich has served as the Ninth Archbishop of Chicago since 2014. He was elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals in 2016; In 2016, Pope Francis appointed to the Congregation for Bishops, and in 2017, to the Congregation for Catholic Education. For more on his bio, view his full bio below.


Cardinal Blase J. Cupich was appointed the ninth Archbishop of Chicago by Pope Francis on September 20, 2014. Prior to coming to Chicago, he was appointed the seventh Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, by Pope John Paul II in 1998. He served there until 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the sixth Bishop of Spokane, Washington.

Born on March 19, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Blase and Mary (Mayhan) Cupich, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Omaha where he served as pastor in two parishes. Cardinal Cupich holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology and M.A. in Theology from the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome. He earned a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. On October 9, 2016, Pope Francis named him a cardinal and he was elevated to the College of Cardinals in a consistory on November 19, 2016 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

In 2016, Pope Francis appointed him to the Congregation for Bishops and in 2017, to the Congregation for Catholic Education. Cardinal Cupich also serves on the following United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committees: Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and is Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Initiative with Muslims; Subcommittee for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, Chair; and the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. He is Chancellor of the Catholic Church Extension Society and the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. Cardinal Cupich also was the Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature (1981-1987) in Washington, D.C., as well as Chair for the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People (2008-2011) and the National Catholic Educational Association (2013-2015).