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Francis George

Francis George
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1... Show more »
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1997, George introduced himself humbly to his new flock by saying: "I am Francis, your neighbor." « Show less

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  • 'Family' of St. Sabina march at cardinal's home to protest Pfleger's suspension

    'Family' of St. Sabina march at cardinal's home to protest Pfleger's suspension
    About 100 parishioners of St. Sabina marched in front of Cardinal Francis George's red brick mansion today to protest the suspension of their pastor, the Rev. Michael Pfleger. The parishioners and residents of the Auburn Gresham neighborhood gathered...
  • Sabina parishoners decry move-in by priest

    St. Sabina parish officials today said they were insulted that a priest named as a temporary assistant pastor this week was moved into the church's rectory this morning, calling the move disrespectful to the community and the Rev. Michael Pfleger, who was...
  • 'He lived by the sword, he died by the sword' -- Cardinal George on the death of bin Laden

  • Suspended pastor returns to St. Sabina

    Suspended pastor returns to St. Sabina
    In a twist on Biblical symbolism, the flock welcomed the shepherd back into the fold today, as the Rev. Michael Pfleger returned to St. Sabina Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side. Parishioners and visitors applauded his return as pastor and...
  • Pfleger: 'Sorry to have put you through this'

    Pfleger: 'Sorry to have put you through this'
    For the Rev. Michael Pfleger, returning to the pulpit of St. Sabina Catholic Church to celebrate Mass today, his 62nd birthday, was a holy blessing. “God gave me the greatest gift of all,” Pfleger said to a standing ovation of more than 1,000...
  • In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course

    In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course
    Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall on Monday, calling for change and challenging Chicagoans to share in the work — and the pain — that lies ahead. On a crisp morning in picturesque Millennium Park, a landmark achievement of Richard M....
  • Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'

    Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'
    Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor. The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...
  • Suit: 2 popes enabled Chicago pedophile priest

    Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
  • Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry

    Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry
    What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
  • Quinn defends himself against Catholic criticism

    Quinn defends himself against Catholic criticism
    Gov. Pat Quinn today said he's following his conscience by presenting an award at an upcoming event for an abortion rights political action committee, a move that prompted Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois to...
  • Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley

    Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley
    Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after a long fight with cancer, will be remembered during a public ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, a family spokeswoman said today. The public wake will begin at noon and end at...