| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Reams of private Vatican correspondence published in a new Italian best-seller reportedly include a plea by Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, urging the Vatican to halt an award to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for abolishing the death penalty....
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:57 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Seeking to replenish coffers that have covered the costs of construction, clergy misconduct and parish operations, the Archdiocese of Chicago is exploring a number of options to raise more money, including the sale of private bonds to investors.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Republicans and Catholic bishops were on solid ground in arguing that forcing Catholic nonprofits to provide contraceptive coverage in their health insurance packages infringed on freedom of religion. They won a significant concession from President Obama...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...