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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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  • 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...
  • Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley

    Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley
    Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after a long fight with cancer, will be remembered during a public ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, a family spokeswoman said today. The public wake will begin at noon and end at...
  • Roman Catholics in U.S. get new translation of Roman missal

    Roman Catholics in U.S. get new translation of Roman missal
    Roman Catholics across the United States followed a new translation of the Mass today that includes several changes to prayers and responses that the faithful have recited for decades. The revisions proved challenging for parishioners and priests alike....
  • A last farewell to Maggie Daley: 'Our mother loved the simple joys'

    A last farewell to Maggie Daley: 'Our mother loved the simple joys'
    Patrick Daley, Maggie Daley's only son, recalled how his mother encouraged her children to explore new cultures. She was "respectful of tradition, but not bound by it," Patrick Daley said, speaking for himself and his two sisters, Nora Daley Conroy and...
  • Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes

    Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes
    Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:09 a.m.  Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) visits with Reverand Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church.  He has been camped in a tent atop an abandoned motel near 66th and South King Drive in...
  • Archdiocese considers selling bonds to raise funds

    Archdiocese considers selling bonds to raise funds
    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. Though...
  • Pfleger shifting to co-pastor at St. Sabina

    Pfleger shifting to co-pastor at St. Sabina
    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-...