| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent comparison of the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
George’s initial comments came in...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan.
"I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused," George said in an interview with the Tribune. "Particularly...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Preparing to submit his mandatory letter of resignation to the pope, Cardinal Francis George named a new chief operating officer for the archdiocese on Tuesday, and announced other key changes to local governance.
The Rev. Peter Snieg will become...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Seeking to replenish coffers that have covered the costs of construction, clergy misconduct and parish operations, the Archdiocese of Chicago is exploring a number of options to raise more money, including the sale of private bonds to investors.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After more than 30 years as pastor at St. Sabina's Catholic Church, Fr. Michael Pfleger will now share the duties with someone else.
Pfleger and Rev. Thulani Magwaza, who is currently the Associate Pastor at St. Sabina, will serve the church as co-...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Republicans and Catholic bishops were on solid ground in arguing that forcing Catholic nonprofits to provide contraceptive coverage in their health insurance packages infringed on freedom of religion. They won a significant concession from President Obama...
| 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...
| 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...