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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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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • 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,...
  • 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