Cardinal Francis George
Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.
“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.
Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.
Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. at the church where Cardinal George presided over the nation’s third largest diocese. Once again, people will line up to pay respects to the man who shepherded more than 2.2 million Catholics for more than 17 years.
The first of two days of visitation is underway at Holy Name Cathedral as hundreds of mourners gathered to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.
One of the people remembering Cardinal George this week is a South Side graphic artist, Larry Cope.
Thousands of mourners were expected to visit Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, as a two-day visitation begins for Cardinal Francis George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.
Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.
Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.
After fighting a long battle with cancer, Francis Cardinal George has died, sources reported on Friday afternoon.
Francis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.
Francis Cardinal George has been admitted to Loyal University Medical Center for treating hydration issues and pain management
Cardinal Francis George recently spent almost a week in the hospital for tests, and has halted his treatment for cancer, but the retired head of the Catholic church in Chicago is still keeping busy, according to his successor.
Cardinal Francis George is resting at home after being hospitalized earlier this week, a spokesperson for the Chicago Archdiocese confirmed
The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”
Cardinal Francis George, the retired head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, has been dropped from an experimental cancer drug trial, after it proved ineffective in treating the cancer in his right kidney.
Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.
Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”
-One week from today, Chicago will have a new archbishop: Blase Cupich. This week, both the current and future archbishops of Chicago are attending the fall Bishops Conference meeting in Baltimore.
Less than two weeks until Cardinal Francis George retires as archbishop of Chicago and makes way for Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, George said the transition is well-underway.