| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Roman Catholics across the Chicago area flocked to their parishes Sunday, expressing hope that their next archbishop, Blase Cupich, will be an extension of Pope Francis by welcoming more voices on matters such as same-sex marriage and helping to heal...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Blase Cupich flew into O'Hare International Airport on Thursday afternoon, less than a week before he is set to succeed Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago, and said his first task is getting "spiritually ready" for his new job.
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:59 PM
"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization as the church has done so often in human...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Chicago's 2.2 million Roman Catholics on Saturday met their next leader, a man who seems to embody Pope Francis' message that the church must turn away from culture wars in favor of pursuing its pastoral mission to society's least fortunate.