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  • Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'

    Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'
    On Tuesday, as the Archdiocese of Chicago changed leaders, we revived a spirited (not spiritual) debate over Latin usage. Several readers emailed or called to protest the headline atop a Tribune editorial: "Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George." These erudite...
  • Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory

    Cupich declines police detail at Holy Name rectory
    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...
  • Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit

     Cardinal George to receive city's highest honor, the Medal of Merit
    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...
  • What does an archbishop do when he retires?

    What does an archbishop do when he retires?
    What does an archbishop do when he retires? Chicagoans will be finding out for the first time, with Cardinal Francis George being the first to reach that milestone in the local church's 124-year history as an archdiocese. George officially retired Nov....
  • Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes

    Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes
    Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
  • Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan

    Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has never been shy about expressing his views on divisive issues like abortion rights and civil unions for same-sex couples. But gay rights groups say the Chicago archbishop crossed the line when he compared the...
  • Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry

    Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry
    What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
  • Cardinal celebrates reopening of Our Lady of the Angels church

    Cardinal celebrates reopening of Our Lady of the Angels church
    An energetic, emotional crowd of about 400 worshipers gathered Saturday to commemorate the reopening of Our Lady of Angels Church in West Humboldt Park, once one of Chicago’s largest parishes before a 1958 fire that killed 95 people contributed to...
  • Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK

    Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan. "I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused," George said in an interview with the Tribune. "Particularly...
  • Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese

    Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese
    Preparing to submit his mandatory letter of resignation to the pope, Cardinal Francis George named a new chief operating officer for the archdiocese on Tuesday, and announced other key changes to local governance. The Rev. Peter Snieg will become...
  • Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley

    Funeral Mass to be held at Old St. Pat's for Maggie Daley
    Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after a long fight with cancer, will be remembered during a public ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, a family spokeswoman said today. The public wake will begin at noon and end at...