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  • Cardinal George's legacy one of conviction, humility, Chicago Catholics say

    Cardinal George's legacy one of conviction, humility, Chicago Catholics say
    Cindy Babinec remembers meeting Cardinal Francis George for the first time. It was June 2009, and she had just recently returned to the Roman Catholic Church after a 16-year hiatus. During that conversation, George encouraged her to write about her...
  • Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during his 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday after a yearslong struggle with cancer. "This was the death...
  • Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics

    Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics
    For all the things that polio took away from a young Francis George — running, playing baseball and riding his bicycle — it did little to derail his dreams of becoming a priest. Even after he entered his freshman year of Chicago high...
  • Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    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...
  • 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....
  • The making and the legacy of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George

    The making and the legacy of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George
    Think back to the high-school-freshman you — uncertain, fragile, insecure. Put yourself now in the shoes, and the crutches, of young Francis George from St. Pascal Parish in Portage Park. Polio had robbed him of baseball, bicycling and running. He...
  • Southland mourns death of Cardinal George

    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 I...
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78....
  • Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death

    Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop. In a condolence telegram Saturday sent to current Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, the pontiff offered "heartfelt condolences" to the prelate,...
  • Pope sends condolences for 'wise and gentle' Cardinal George

    Pope sends condolences for 'wise and gentle' Cardinal George
    It was evening in Rome by the time the news of Cardinal Francis George's death reached Pope Francis on Friday. On Saturday, the pope sent a telegram to express his condolences. "Saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop...
  • Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese

    Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese
    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78. George, who retired as...