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Francis George

Francis George
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1... Show more »
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1997, George introduced himself humbly to his new flock by saying: "I am Francis, your neighbor." « Show less

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  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement.
  • Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.

    Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.
    Rev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...

    Pfleger 'stretched,' but wants to stay

    Pfleger 'stretched,' but wants to stay
    With his future at St. Sabina Catholic Church in doubt, a tired-sounding Rev. Michael Pfleger stood in front of his parish Sunday and asked for its prayers. Gone was the bravado and showmanship that fueled his earlier homily, in which the city’s...

    Cardinal: 'Can't be a decision yet' on Pfleger

    Cardinal Francis George said today in Westchester that a final decision hasn’t been made on the future of the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s continued service at St. Sabina Catholic Church.  “There can’t be a decision yet,”...

    Pope John Paul II: The Beatification

    Pope John Paul II: The Beatification
    Making a saint. It happens in Rome. But the truth is, all Catholics everywhere have the power to pray to and put forth a saint. The process began for Pope John Paul II when a sickly nun said he cured her of Parkinson's that sets the stage for...