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  • Cupich says Cardinal George, recently hospitalized, is in good spirits

    Cupich says Cardinal George, recently hospitalized, is in good spirits
    A day after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that Cardinal Francis George was back in the hospital, Archbishop Blase Cupich said that his predecessor was in good spirits. "He was very good to talk to, as he always is," Cupich told reporters after...
  • Chicago's Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    Chicago's Cardinal George readmitted to hospital
    Cardinal Francis George, Chicago's retired archbishop, has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Saturday that George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center...
  • Cardinal George to go home from hospital Saturday

    Cardinal George to go home from hospital Saturday
    Cardinal Francis George will be released Saturday from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after a battery of tests since doctors stopped treating his cancer more than a month ago, a spokeswoman  said. George, who retired as archbishop in...
  • Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor

    Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor
    Retired Archbishop Francis George talked about the unique pride Chicagoans feel for their hometown and even broke out a couple jokes on Wednesday while accepting the city’s highest honor during a City Council meeting. George, who stepped down last...
  • Cardinal George says doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him

    Cardinal George says doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him
    Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather than a cure. George spoke to reporters Friday in Chicago after the Knights of...
  • Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory

    Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory
    Newly installed Archbishop Blase Cupich has declined to add Chicago police officers to his existing security detail at Holy Name Cathedral's rectory, where he resides. Colleen Dolan, the Archdiocese of Chicago director of communications and public...
  • Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit

     Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit
    Cardinal Francis George will receive the rarely bestowed Medal of Merit, the city of Chicago's highest honor, at Wednesday's City Council meeting, officials said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will present George with the medal — which has previously...
  • Cupich vows to aid poor, help Chicago neighborhoods

    Cupich vows to aid poor, help Chicago neighborhoods
    Chicago's next archbishop said Monday that Catholics should make poverty more of a priority, both locally to help the city's poor and nationally, where his bishop colleagues can keep the issue front and center. Bishop Blase Cupich, back in the Chicago...
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will. But his 17-year tenure has...
  • Cardinal George discusses successor, pope, defense of doctrine

    Cardinal George discusses successor, pope, defense of doctrine
    In a sweeping interview weeks before he steps down, Cardinal Francis George expressed frustration that his defense of church doctrine has ever caused offense, discussed the story behind his successor's selection and voiced concerns that expectations...
  • New archbishop puts immigration front and center

     New archbishop puts immigration front and center
    Immigrant rights activists are hailing Chicago's next Roman Catholic archbishop, hoping that Blase Cupich's outspoken advocacy for their cause translates to meaningful changes to local and state laws that would make Illinois the friendliest state for...