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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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  • Archdiocese Cemeteries Leader To Run Burr Oak

    Archdiocese Cemeteries Leader To Run Burr Oak
    (WGN-AM)- Roman Szabelski, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was appointed today to oversee operations at Burr Oak Cemetery, where authorities say as many as 300 bodies were dug up and the graves resold. The court...
  • Cardinal Francis George leads a pilgrimage to Lourdes

    Cardinal Francis George leads a pilgrimage to Lourdes
    A nation at war, a city plagued by gang violence and a church wounded by predators within: These signs called Cardinal Francis George and nearly 200 Roman Catholic parishioners to the south of France this weekend. Despite the progress of diplomacy,...
  • 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......
  • Cardinal George speaks for Catholic bishops on health care

     
    Hours after President Barack Obama signed the landmark health care reform bill into law, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and one of the bill's strongest opponents, lauded and lamented the law's...
  • 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......
  • Cardinal George arrives in Cuba

     
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George arrived by private plane in Cuba today to meet with local Roman Catholic parishioners and pray at a shrine for the island nation's patron saint. Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez of Santiago, Cuba, invited George to his...
  • Immigration reformers hopeful

    Inside an Albany Park church on Saturday, Cardinal Francis George is expected to publicly urge the Obama administration to end immigration raids across the country, part of a renewed push for federal immigration reforms that has been gaining steam....
  • 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...
  • 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...