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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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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Milt talks religion with Cardinal George

    Milt talks religion with Cardinal George
  • 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...
  • NY Parishes Pray For Haiti

    NY Parishes Pray For Haiti
    Churches across the New York-area prayed for the people of Haiti Sunday, as parishes across the country began taking special collections to aid relief efforts. The Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men in Brooklyn -- one of the largest Haitian...
  • Renovated Holy Name shines in debut mass

    For the last two years, Bob Rigali Sr. and his five children have poured their collective heart and soul into renovating Holy Name Cathedral. For more than a century, generations of the Rigali family have contributed to Chicago's Catholic landscape,...
  • 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...