Injustice Amidst the Pandemic: What is the Church Called to Do?

With infection and death rates in the COVID-19 pandemic surging in communities of color, the diocese’s Antiracism Commission sponsored a Tuesday evening teleconference on “COVID-19, Health Disparities and Systemic Racism: How do we respond as people of faith?” Almost 150 participants joined Bishop Jeff Lee and other diocesan leaders to hear a four-person panel discuss…


Extending the Stay-at-Home Order: A Message from Bishop Lee

In a video message on April 24, Bishop Lee announced that, in keeping with Governor Pritzker’s extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all in-person worship, meetings and events across the Diocese of Chicago will continue to be suspended through the end of May. He also discussed the work that he and the other leaders of the…


Bishop Lee’s Easter Sermon

In Bishop Lee’s Easter sermon, he compares this Easter to the first one, when the disciples didn’t know at first what had happened. “Easter is rarely obvious in its reality,” he says. “God is at work even in the midst of this, no less than God was at work in the reality of the cross…


Bishop Lee’s Good Friday Sermon

In his Good Friday message, Bishop Lee says that the grief being experienced across the world right now “can be made endurable when we are sunk deep into the mystery of Christ’s having gone there before us. We follow a Lord who has walked straight into the fearful reality of death and emerged, and emerged…