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  • Understated funeral reflects nature of Cardinal Francis George

    Understated funeral reflects nature of Cardinal Francis George
    It was a traditional Roman Catholic funeral Mass, plain and simple, just like the man so many came to mourn.
  • Overnight mourners say goodbye to Cardinal George: 'He was a good shepherd'

    Overnight mourners say goodbye to Cardinal George: 'He was a good shepherd'
    A steady stream of mourners visited a hushed Holy Name Cathedral through the night to pay their last respects to Cardinal Francis George. The crowd fluctuated from dozens at its lowest to hundreds of people, all coming to the church to say farewell...

    Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

    Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and was known as a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic...

    Seattle archbishop says Cardinal George told him what to preach at funeral

    Seattle archbishop says Cardinal George told him what to preach at funeral
    As he lay in a hospital bed at Loyola University Medical Center during Holy Week, Cardinal Francis George took care of unfinished business. He signed papers and made phone calls, including a call to Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain for whom he had a...

    Cardinal George's legacy affirms parents' decision on newborn's name

    Cardinal George's legacy affirms parents' decision on newborn's name
    Jenny and Bill Theisen of Park Ridge were 99 percent sure they wanted to name their first child after their two maternal grandfathers: George and Francis. When they heard that Cardinal Francis George's struggle with cancer had ended the same day that...