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  • Cardinal George admitted to hospital for tests, and his blog relaunches

    Cardinal George admitted to hospital for tests, and his blog relaunches
    Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago for a battery of tests since doctors stopped treating his cancer more than a month ago. George, who retired as archbishop in November, was admitted Sunday and...
  • Chicago's retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

    Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday morning that George was admitted to Loyola University...
  • Cardinal George says doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him

    Cardinal George says doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him
    Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather than a cure. George spoke to reporters Friday in Chicago after the Knights of...
  • Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory

    Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory
    Newly installed Archbishop Blase Cupich has declined to add Chicago police officers to his existing security detail at Holy Name Cathedral's rectory, where he resides. Colleen Dolan, the Archdiocese of Chicago director of communications and public...
  • Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit

     Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit
    Cardinal Francis George will receive the rarely bestowed Medal of Merit, the city of Chicago's highest honor, at Wednesday's City Council meeting, officials said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will present George with the medal — which has previously...
  • Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor

    Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor
    Retired Archbishop¬†Francis George talked about the unique pride Chicagoans feel for their hometown and even broke out a couple jokes on Wednesday while accepting the city’s highest honor during a City Council meeting. George, who stepped down last...
  • Pope sends message with Chicago's next archbishop

    Pope sends message with Chicago's next archbishop
    Chicago's 2.2 million Roman Catholics on Saturday met their next leader, a man who seems to embody Pope Francis' message that the church must turn away from culture wars in favor of pursuing its pastoral mission to society's least fortunate. Just...
  • Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George

    Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George
    "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization as the church has done so often in human...
  • Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'

    Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'
    On Tuesday, as the Archdiocese of Chicago changed leaders, we revived a spirited (not spiritual) debate over Latin usage. Several readers emailed or called to protest the headline atop a Tribune editorial: "Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George." These erudite...
  • What does an archbishop do when he retires?

    What does an archbishop do when he retires?
    What does an archbishop do when he retires? Chicagoans will be finding out for the first time, with Cardinal Francis George being the first to reach that milestone in the local church's 124-year history as an archdiocese. George officially retired Nov....
  • 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. ...