Archbishop Cupich is sending the Cubs a special blessing and Catholic chaplain for Chicago Cubs
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Abp. Cupich was given a Cubs skullcap by Rabbi Lowenstein
Cupich, who will become a cardinal next month, tells Sneed he is sending the Cubbies a blessing.
A special blessing.
“Hey, I’m storming heaven on their behalf,” Cupich tells Sneed.
“I’m probably the only cardinal who is for the Chicago Cubs,” chuckled Cupich, who heads to Rome next month for his investiture as cardinal of the nation’s third-largest archdiocese and 2.2 million Roman Catholics; the hand-picked choice of Pope Francis.
“Mike, I’ve already told the Ricketts family [the Cubs’ owners] I’m pulling for them,” said Cupich, who leads his flock with a symbolic, but peaceful bat: a crozier.
“I assured them that I’m in their corner!”
“And if the Cubs win the pennant and make it into the World Series, we’ll make a [food] bet with the bishop or cardinal of the city’s team like we did with the Blackhawks,” he said.
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