I don't want the abnormal or something special. I want to have a normal life.

Blase J. Cupich

Blase J. Cupich

Profession: Bishop
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Those who do not think religious organizations should have an opinion on climate change misunderstand the former and the moral dimension of the latter.

I don't think sometimes people in positions of leadership in the church really engage gay and lesbian people and talk to them and get to know about their lives.

It's important for people to give every leader the chance to step forward and look for ways to have dialogue.

The church can challenge society, but society also challenges the church. That's good. We should be humble enough to be able to accept that.

We have to become involved in the political process - if we don't like it, we can change it.

Voting for a candidate solely because of that candidate's support for abortion or against him or her solely on the basis of his or her race is to promote an intrinsic evil. To do so consciously is indeed sinful. That is behavior incompatible with being a Christian.

'Dialogue' is not a dirty word; it's our word.

My folks were very practical. They were also kind of able to think outside of the box. They were not going to let circumstance paralyze them. They knew sometimes you just had to take some new initiative. I think they passed that on to all of us... If you don't find a way, you make one.

We don't need military weapons in our society. We're not supposed to be at war with one another.

We have to learn. We have to listen to where people are. We have to listen to where the Spirit is working in the lives of people.

We budget quite a bit of money every year in order to assist people who are migrating here, people who are trying to enter into our society and be a part of the American dream.

Racism can be called our nation's own specific 'original sin.'

The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life?

I am never bored in my ministry because I continually see the impact of God in people's lives.