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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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  • Chicago Catholic Archdiocese offers counseling for families of sex abuse victims

    Long scorned by victims' advocates for not doing enough to help survivors of clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has tried to make up for lost time and lost souls. On Tuesday, the archdiocese launched an unprecedented counseling...
  • Fire at Holy Name Cathedral stirs emotion, cleanup and search for cause

    Fire at Holy Name Cathedral stirs emotion, cleanup and search for cause
    As officials investigated an attic fire Wednesday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, the Roman Catholic archdiocese began cleaning up the water-damaged sanctuary and devastated parishioners struggled with the news that they would be displaced from their...
  • Cardinal sees odds Obama must face

    Cardinal sees odds Obama must face
    BALTIMORE — Chicago's Cardinal Francis George applauded the rise of an African-American to the White House, but he cautioned that President-elect Barack Obama faces "formidable" odds in serving the good of all. "In working for the common good of...
  • BISHOP DEMETRIOS: From altar boy to bishop

    BISHOP DEMETRIOS: From altar boy to bishop
    Wearing a golden miter and vestments custom-made for him in Greece, Rev. Demetri Kantzavelos will kneel before the altar of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Saturday just as he did more than three decades ago. An altar boy then, Kantzavelos is being...
  • Putting faith in search for rights

    Maria Alvarez and Jeanette Hernandez believe that no matter where they worship, where they work or how they got to America, the Roman Catholic Church calls on them to bear each other's burdens. To do her part, Hernandez, a parishioner at Our Lady of...
  • Why a liberal Catholic is embarrassed

    In his recent L.A. Times article, "None So Blind," Jason Berry describes Chicago's Cardinal Francis George, who is about to assume leadership of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, as arrogant and callous. But George's character and attitudes are not...
  • 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...
  • Is the Church really this blind?

    In 2004, Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, proclaimed that after two years of relentless investigations into priests who sexually abused children and the bishops who protected them, "the scandal is history." For...
  • 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...
  • 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...