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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Rutter: Science, not hope, is what we need to cure cancer

    Rutter: Science, not hope, is what we need to cure cancer
    There were many reasons to admire two men this week for their hope and courage — one old and famous. One just beginning life. We can revere Catholic prelate Francis Cardinal George for the 78 years of religious faith he lived. We cheer 17-year-old...
  • Cardinal George listened to the church's women

    Cardinal Francis George reinstituted the Archdiocese Women’s Committee a few years after coming to Chicago. It had been disbanded by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and Cardinal George reconstituted it because he wanted to get feedback from women. I had...
  • The cardinal's tarnished legacy

    I’m angry at the lack of balance in Sunday’s editorial on the death of Cardinal Francis George. At best, his record and legacy are mixed, yet the editorial is purely adulatory. This is a man who was rightly called the American Ratzinger, a...
  • A new era of love, not law

    In this time of mourning for Cardinal Francis George, we also begin a new era of Catholic community and faith. Cardinal George and I were “sparring partners” and, despite our emails and the couple of meetings we had, there was reserved...
  • Cardinal Francis George: Chicago's accidental archbishop

    Cardinal Francis George: Chicago's accidental archbishop
    Early in his pontificate, Pope Francis declared his opposition to clerical "careerism" — in the Vatican and throughout the church. Of the many things that can be said of the late Cardinal Francis George, one thing is certain: He was not a careerist....
  • Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral

    Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral
    Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, former leader of the Joliet Diocese, will return to the Chicago area this week to preach at the funeral of Cardinal Francis George. According to a spokesman for the Seattle Archdiocese, George invited Sartain...
  • Cardinal George's overlooked fight

    As Chicago mourns the loss of Cardinal Francis George, it’s important to highlight one of his most important contributions during his time as archbishop — ¬†his leadership in addressing the sin of racism. Although race¬†continues to be a major...