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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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  • End immigration raids, cardinal tells president

    Cardinal Francis George on Saturday called on the Obama administration to end immigration raids across the country and pushed for passage this year of "comprehensive immigration reform" that is "fair and compassionate." "Such reform would be a clear sign...
  • Notre Dame's Obama flap

    Notre Dame's Obama flap
    After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • Prop. 8 opponents rejoice

    Orange County opponents of Proposition 8 planned to celebrate Wednesday evening while those who supported the voter-approved ban on gay marriage vowed to continue fighting. A scheduled rally at Sasscer Park across from the federal courthouse in Santa...
  • Renovated Holy Name shines in debut mass

    For the last two years, Bob Rigali Sr. and his five children have poured their collective heart and soul into renovating Holy Name Cathedral. For more than a century, generations of the Rigali family have contributed to Chicago's Catholic landscape,...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, September 2005

    Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, and Benjamin Sommer, professor of religion and head of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, discuss the historical and poetical importance of King David. The...
  • Extension 720 November 2009 Program Guide

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND A GENIUS FOR DECEPTION Most people know the main points and major battles of World War II. Most don't know however, the untold stories and methods employed by the allied forces to help win the war. We'll talk tonight with Nicholas...
  • Milt talks religion with Cardinal George

    Milt talks religion with Cardinal George
  • Could the Catholic Church kill healthcare reform? Pelosi, a Catholic, deems the bill toward passage

     
    They were a major power when the healthcare bill first came up on the House floor, forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak's amendment explicitly banning use of public funds for abortions, a move that provoked......
  • The Cardinal vs. the commentator

     
    WLS AM weekly talk host Tom Roeser among whose other titles is the chair of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, finds himself in a sharp war of words with Francis Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago.I don't have a dog......
  • Update: Tom Roeser and the Cardinal

     
    Michael Miner at the Reader reports an issue I tipped here on April 4: Cardinal George and the Dragon -- Can Chicago's Catholic leader smite fire-breathing critic Tom Roeser? In it, Miner notes that Roeser's allusions on his blog to......