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  • Reaction to Cardinal George's death

    Reaction to Cardinal George's death
    News of Cardinal George's death on Friday brought reaction from fellow religious leaders, political leaders and others. Here are excerpts from some of them. . Statement from Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich: "A man of peace, tenacity and courage...
  • Cardinal George to be buried next to his parents in All Saints Cemetery

    Cardinal George to be buried next to his parents in All Saints Cemetery
    Cardinal Francis George will be buried in the George family plot at All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum in suburban Des Plaines, where his parents, Francis J. and Julia R. George, were laid to rest. His funeral arrangements include a public visitation...
  • Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday

    Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. The Chicago archdiocese announced that the...
  • After Cardinal George's death, parishes reflect on his impact, legacy

    After Cardinal George's death, parishes reflect on his impact, legacy
    As word spread of Cardinal Francis George's death, Catholic parishes throughout the Chicago area and suburbs stopped classes in their schools, halted the workday at offices and paused to reflect on how the admired leader personally affected their...
  • 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...
  • Reaction to the death of Cardinal Francis George

    Reaction to the death of Cardinal Francis George, a leading voice in Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the Archdiocese of Chicago for 17 years before he stepped down in December: ___ "He was a symbol of both courage and bravery because even though he had...
  • 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....