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  • Chicago archbishop has first meeting with Pope Francis

    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (BLAYZ' SOO'-pihch) has met with Pope Francis. The Archdiocese of Chicago says the two met Friday at the Vatican's guesthouse and the pope's residence. It was their first meeting. In a written statement released Saturday,...
  • Cardinal Francis George finished final book 9 days before death

    Cardinal Francis George finished final book 9 days before death
    Nine days before his death, Cardinal Francis George submitted the manuscript of what will be his final book, titled "A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope That Lies Within." Hours before he died, his editor said, it was still on his mind. "The book...
  • Cupich to City Council: Cardinal George offered 'treasure of hope'

    Cupich to City Council: Cardinal George offered 'treasure of hope'
    Archbishop Blase Cupich delivered the invocation at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting in honor of his predecessor, the late Cardinal Francis George. Cupich, making his first visit to the council, called on the aldermen to remember George's...
  • Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday morning at his home after a years long struggle with cancer....
  • Cardinal George's ceremonial hat-raising to mark month since his death

    Cardinal George's ceremonial hat-raising to mark month since his death
    Exactly a month after he died, Cardinal Francis George's emblematic red hat will be suspended from the rafters of Holy Name Cathedral alongside those of five of his predecessors. Though George never publicly wore his wide-brimmed hat — called a...
  • Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago

    Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago
    In an unusual and perhaps unprecedented speech, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday dropped in at City Hall and offered a time-tested political horse trade: support his controversial pro-business, anti-union agenda, and he'll help Chicago out of its...
  • 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. The understated pageantry suited Cardinal Francis George, Chicago's native son, the first archbishop from Chicago to come home and lead the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Randy Blaser: Cardinal George's faith was deeper than we knew

    I was attending weekday morning mass at Oak Park's St. Giles Church when I first heard the name Francis George. Mass had just ended, and one of the parishioners came bounding down the aisle to announce to the priest and anyone within hearing distance...