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  • Lake County church leaders offer prayers for Cardinal George

    Lake County church leaders offer prayers for Cardinal George
    As word spread of Cardinal Francis George's death, Catholic Parishes throughout the region stopped classes in their schools, halted the work day at offices and paused to reflect on how the admired leader personally touched their communities. The Rev....
  • Southland mourns death of Cardinal George

    When Cardinal Francis George went into the hospital last year for experimental treatment to combat his cancer, Barbara Bekker wrote to him. "He had a lot of courage in the way he fought the disease," the Mokena woman said. "I had the same disease, and...
  • Barber recalls client, friend: Cardinal Francis George

    Barber recalls client, friend: Cardinal Francis George
    Barber Alfredo Fricano quietly stood off to the side as Archbishop Blase Cupich announced the death of Cardinal Francis George in the courtyard of Holy Name Cathedral on Friday. But the cardinal was not just Fricano's archbishop for 17 years. The cardinal...
  • Western Springs pastor remembers Cardinal George with admiration

    Western Springs pastor remembers Cardinal George with admiration
    The Rev. David Dowdle, pastor of St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs, joined in mourning the death of Cardinal Francis George. "Nobody knew he was this close to dying," Dowdle said. The cardinal's most recent visit to St. John's was in...
  • Local clergy reflect on death of Cardinal George

    Local clergy reflect on death of Cardinal George
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as a the area's archbishop, died Friday at age 78, after years of struggling with cancer. Rev. Thomas McDermott, pastor at St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest, was saddened to hear of the...
  • Gary bishop, Notre Dame chief react to Cardinal George death

    Catholic leaders in Indiana are praising the late Cardinal Francis George as a dedicated servant to the church. The Most Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Diocese of Gary, says he was honored that George, despite being ill with kidney cancer, attended his...
  • Pope Francis expresses his esteem for Cardinal George

    Pope Francis says he had "great esteem" for Chicago Cardinal George and was very close to him during his suffering. George, who retired last year as Chicago's archbishop, died Friday after a long fight with cancer. Father Lombardi, an English-language...
  • George recalled for role in sexual abuse scandal

    Cardinal Francis George is being remembered for his role in the clergy sex abuse scandal among other parts of his legacy. George died Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Archbishop Blase Cupich praised him for leading a group of U....
  • New York's Cardinal Dolan says George's death was a jolt

    New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan is joining others in remembering Cardinal Francis George as a gift from God and "friend and guide." George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014, died Friday after a long fight with cancer. Dolan said...
  • Cardinal George remembered by civic, political leaders

    Civic and political leaders are reacting to news that former Chicago Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer. Catholic Charities CEO Monsignor Michael Boland says George had a compassion for all, which could be seen in his eyes...
  • Cardinal George released from hospital, 'feeling much better'

    Cardinal George released from hospital, 'feeling much better'
    Cardinal Francis George returned home Friday after being hospitalized last week for hydration and pain management issues and "is feeling much better," the Archdiocese of Chicago announced. George was released after "the causes that required his...