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  • John Kass: Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago -- the intellectual rock of the Roman Catholic Church in America -- died in his bed the other day.
  • Cardinal George remembered in Sunday services

    Cardinal George remembered in Sunday services
    At Sunday services, Southland Catholics remembered Cardinal Francis George as a shepherd of the people, a man who put others' needs before his own, and who guided the church through some tough times. They offered prayers of thanks for his 18 years as...

    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 his 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday after a yearslong struggle with cancer. "This was the death...

    Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism

    Cardinal Francis George, the intellectual rock of American Catholicism
    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago — the intellectual rock of the Roman Catholic Church in America — died in his bed the other day. "I expect to die in my bed," George said years ago. These are the first few words of a controversial...

    The making and the legacy of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George

    The making and the legacy of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George
    Think back to the high-school-freshman you — uncertain, fragile, insecure. Put yourself now in the shoes, and the crutches, of young Francis George from St. Pascal Parish in Portage Park. Polio had robbed him of baseball, bicycling and running. He...