| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:28 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...