Cardinal Francis George

Cardinal Francis George leads a mass of atonement and hope for survivors of clergy sex abuse at Holy Family Church. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Leads Special Mass For Sex Abuse Victims

It seemed a sign of the progress the Catholic Church has made in the wake of the clergy sex scandal.

10/04/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Infection Prompts Cardinal George To Cut Back Schedule

Suffering from an infection related to his cancer treatment, Francis Cardinal George has canceled several public appearances since Saturday.

09/24/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Cancels Trip To Rome To Visit Pope

The cardinal had hoped to make that trip in mid-October but will not be able to because of treatment for cancer. The trip may be rescheduled.

08/27/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George To Be Questioned About Sex Abuse Cases

Archdiocesan spokesperson Colleen Dolan said George has sat for several rounds of such questioning, known as depositions. Dolan said lawyers for the alleged victims want a video record this time in the event that the Cardinal dies or is too ill to testify in court.

05/29/2014

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Chicagoans Celebrate Easter Sunday

Worshippers showed up early Easter Sunday and waited in a line that wrapped around Holy Name Cathedral to hear perhaps the last Easter homily by Cardinal Francis George.

04/20/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Holds First Public Mass Since Hospital Release

Cardinal Francis George held Mass Sunday morning at Holy Name Cathedral in his first public appearance since being released from the hospital.

03/30/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Maintaining Busy Schedule Despite Cancer Recurrence

Francis Cardinal George is not slowing down, despite looming treatments for recurrent cancer in his right kidney.

03/08/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

More Chemotherapy As Cancer Returns For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George will undergo a new round of chemotherapy, after his doctors found fresh signs of cancer surrounding his right kidney.

03/07/2014

Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Three More Accuse Former Priest McCormack Of Sex Abuse

The three men all alleged that the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George were all negligent in the hiring and retention of former priest Daniel McCormack.

02/19/2014

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Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse

While disturbing stories of clergy sexual abuse have wrenched the Roman Catholic Church across the globe, the newly released documents offer the broadest look yet into how one of its largest and most prominent American dioceses responded to the scandal.

01/21/2014

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Catholics Get First Look At Cardinal’s Letter On Sex Abuse Cases

Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests.

01/12/2014

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Letter On Sex Abuse Cases To Appear In Sunday Church Bulletins

A letter from Francis Cardinal George on sex abuse cases by Chicago area priests will appear in church bulletins throughout the Archdiocese on Sunday.

01/07/2014

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Lakeview Priest Steps Aside Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.

12/09/2013

Two new buses for Leo High School were donated by the school's alumni club. (Credit: CBS)

Leo H.S. Gets New Buses To Help Kids Traverse Dangerous Neighborhoods

A Catholic high school on the South Side was showing off some new buses to help students in need, and they got a special blessing from Cardinal Francis George on Monday.

10/28/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Reacts To Pope’s Plea For Peace In Syria

Cardinal George says it is not only people of Muslim faith that are being hurt by violence in Syria.

09/01/2013

Cardinal George, left; Bill Daley (CBS)

Cardinal, Bill Daley At Odds Over Same-Sex Marriage

They’re fighting over whether the church is unfairly cutting off funds to immigrant groups because a coalition they belong to disagrees with the church on same-sex marriage. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/01/2013

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

George Defends Pulling Funding For Immigrant Group Over Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Accused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.

07/30/2013

Dozens of Chicago religious leaders urged city officials to resume free water service for non-profits. Churches and other charities received free water from the city for years, until 2011, and say the cost could force them to cut services for the needy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Church Leaders Want City To Reinstate Free Water For Non-Profits

Dozens of Chicago area religious leaders held a news conference Tuesday morning in Bronzeville, saying that no longer getting free water service could force them to halt some services for the needy.

04/30/2013

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Will Not Serve The Common Good’

One day after a group of clergy came together to support same-sex marriage in Illinois, Cardinal Francis George and 10 other Chicago area religious leaders spoke out against the legalization of gay marriage.

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