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  • Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday morning at his home after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78.
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House...

    Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God

    Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God
    Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands...

    Pope John XXIII modernized Catholicism on road to sainthood

    Pope John XXIII modernized Catholicism on road to sainthood
    For a pope who was elected when he was 76 and served for just five years, John XXIII has nevertheless come to be seen as one of the most influential popes of the 20th century. Viewed as a mere stopgap when he was elected in 1958 in the wake of the 20-...

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?
    As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place. A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...