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Archdiocese of Chicago Policies and Procedures
 Policy Books Introduction

The Policies and Procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago are intended to provide uniform standards for recurring situations in the parishes and agencies of the Archdiocese, which covers Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. Policies are fundamental norms that state fundamental principles in broad terms; procedures are more explicit instructions that specify the details of how the policies are to be implemented.

The format for the presentation of the policies and procedures highlights the distinction between the two: policies are highlighted by surrounding them with a double-lined border; procedures follow immediately in normal font. Introductory notes, comments, and documentary sources are given in italics.  

It is hoped that these policies and procedures will be helpful for all those in the Archdiocese of Chicago to carry out the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel.


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