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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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  • Cardinal George, bishops, blast Gov. Quinn for plans to give award to pro-choice PAC

    Cardinal George, bishops, blast Gov. Quinn for plans to give award to pro-choice PAC
    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...
  • 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...
  • Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate

    Local Catholic groups join fight against Obama birth control mandate
    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...
  • Illinois dioceses, other Catholic groups sue over White House insurance mandate

    Illinois dioceses, other Catholic groups sue over White House insurance mandate
    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...
  • Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal

    Cardinal George exposed in 'Vatileaks' scandal
    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....
  • Book: Cardinal tried to block Catholic honor for Quinn

    Book: Cardinal tried to block Catholic honor for Quinn
    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...
  • In surprise pick, U.S. Catholic bishops choose N.Y. archbishop as new leader

     
    From The Associated Press: BALTIMORE — New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected Tuesday to be president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in an upset victory over an Arizona vice president with a moderate style who had been widely...
  • Cardinal: Gays and lesbians exclude themselves from Catholic Church

     
    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...
  • Perhaps my disinterested ravings will interest you

     
    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...
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • NY Parishes Pray For Haiti

    NY Parishes Pray For Haiti
    Churches across the New York-area prayed for the people of Haiti Sunday, as parishes across the country began taking special collections to aid relief efforts. The Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men in Brooklyn -- one of the largest Haitian...