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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. The understated pageantry suited Cardinal Francis George, Chicago's native son, the first archbishop from Chicago to come home and lead the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A child's gift to Cardinal George

    It was early on a sunny October morning this past year when I was paged from one of my fellow chaplains at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. When that happens, I know a child needs a blessing, a baptism, a confirmation,...
  • A prayerful and intelligent man

    I appreciate the contributions the late Cardinal Francis George made to the church in Chicago and in the United States. He was a prayerful and intelligent man — and he addressed me by name when I saw him at various Catholic events over the years,...
  • Interfaith service, vigil Wednesday for Cardinal George

    An interfaith service, visitation and prayer vigil are planned as the Archdiocese of Chicago continues to mourn the death of Cardinal Francis George. Tuesday was the first day of visitation for the cardinal, who died Friday after a long battle with...
  • John Kass: Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago -- the intellectual rock of the Roman Catholic Church in America -- died in his bed the other day. "I expect to die in my bed," George said years ago. These are the first few words of a controversial quote that set out...
  • At Cardinal Francis George visitation, hundreds honor 'local boy done good'

    At Cardinal Francis George visitation, hundreds honor 'local boy done good'
    Mourners filled the center aisle of Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, seeking one final moment with Cardinal Francis George. Some clasped their hands in prayer. Others bowed their heads and made the sign of the cross. One woman kissed the cardinal's cheek....