Blase Cupich was officially installed as archbishop of the Chicago archdiocese during an afternoon mass at Holy Name Cathedral on Nov. 18, 2014. A native of Omaha, Neb., Cupich returns to the Midwest after serving as bishop of Spokane, Wash., since 2010. Previously, he was bishop of Rapid City, N.D., for 12 years. Based on Cupich’s past commitment to educational, youth and social justice issues, it seems likely that he will maintain this trend. Cupich is the chairman of the National Catholic Educational Association and served on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People from 2008 to 2011. Cupich also sits on the board of governors for the Chicago-based Catholic Extension, which helps strengthen impoverished dioceses around the country.