| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...
| Feb 20, 2012
One of the notable things about being Trib Nation manager is getting to know the different communities more comfortable around one Chicago Tribune medium or another. Print, say, or online.
Which makes it all the more remarkable to see in Monday's comment...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Cardinal Francis George and five other Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois criticized Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for agreeing to present a leadership award at an upcoming event for an abortion-rights political action committee.
In a statement from the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:07 AM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
| May 22, 2012
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration's mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost of...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty....
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:33 AM
An Italian best-seller that has touched off a scandal in the Vatican reportedly contains a plea from Cardinal George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Governor Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty.
The book is Your Holiness: The Secret Papers...
| Mar 1, 2011
In a talk with students at Northwestern University in Chicago, Cardinal Francis George said gays and lesbians aren't excluded from the church, according to The Daily Northwestern. “If they feel they are excluded, it is only because they have decided...
| Apr 29, 2011
The language-is-organic folks contend we should abandon efforts to preserve the distinction between “uninterested” and “disinterested,” since the two are often used interchangeably to mean a lack of interest. From Thursday's...