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Chicago mayor receives Eucharist at Mass celebrated by Cardinal Cupich

August 23, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Chicago’s police chaplain, Father Dan Brandt, apologized after administering Holy Communion to Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a funeral last week for a police officer. Cardinal Blase Cupich, the principal celebrant of the Mass, had been scheduled to distribute the Eucharist, but asked Father Brandt to take his place. Mayor Lightfoot—who is not Catholic, and an avowed lesbian—was at the front of the line. Father Brandt says that he was flustered by the sudden confrontation, and “mortified” that he had improperly administered the Eucharist. “I apologize for any scandal that my absentmindedness may have caused,” he said.

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  • Posted by: rfr46 - Aug. 25, 2021 3:44 AM ET USA

    I cannot believe any innocent explanation coming from camp Cupich

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Aug. 24, 2021 6:54 PM ET USA

    As I read the story, Cdl Cupich must have looked around and seen his predicament and baled. Unless there is more to the story it was a cowardly act. Why am I not surprised?

  • Posted by: altoidnews7416 - Aug. 23, 2021 8:27 PM ET USA

    I read the story and it makes me wonder whether the Cardinal did this on purpose to keep himself from being embarrassed. This way he threw Father Brandt to the wolves.