Cardinal Francis George

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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.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2013

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

Cardinal George Speaks Ahead Of Conclave

Today, Francis Cardinal George spoke for what may be the last time before Tuesday’s historic vote.

03/10/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal George: Unclear When Papal Conclave Will Begin

Roman Catholic cardinals held their first meeting Monday ahead of electing a new pope, but Cardinal Francis George said it’s still not clear when the conclave will begin.

03/04/2013

People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Offer Benedict Prayers As He Officially Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

02/28/2013

Cardinal Francis George presiding over the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Cardinal George Preparing For Rome Trip

As Cardinal Francis George prepares to leave for Rome, he has a few things on his mind.

02/24/2013

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

Cardinal George Noncommittal Ahead Of Rome Trip

Despite talk that the Roman Catholic cardinals could decide to speed up the process to elect a pope, Cardinal George isn’t committing to anything until he gets to Rome on the 27th of this month.

02/17/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (L) leads the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday on April 5, 2012 at the basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. The Paschal Triduum (Easter Triduum) starts with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation Has Insiders Still Guessing

Vatican insiders are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they missed apparent hints being dropped for some time.

02/12/2013

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to accredited ambassadors at the Regia Hall on January 7, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During his address Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to the conflict in Syria which he described as being "torn apart by endless slaughter". (Photo by Stefano Carofei - Vatican Pool via Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation A Shock For Many Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down has surprised many Catholics around the world, including church leadership in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Health Forces Cardinal To Forego Holiday Tradition

Francis Cardinal George is not making his usual visits to see inmates at the Cook County Jail and hospitalized children during this holiday season.

12/25/2012

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Says His Cancer Prognosis Is ‘Very, Very Hopeful’

This is the cardinal’s second with cancer. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006; this past summer, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Thinking Ahead To Retirement As He Undergoes Cancer Treatment

For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer and beginning a long and difficult course of treatment, Cardinal Francis George was speaking out about his fight for life, as well as his future.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

Rev. Daniel Mallette

Longtime Priest Expected To Move From Rectory This Week

The longtime pastor of a Catholic church in the Longwood Manor neighborhood is leaving the position he’s held for 35 years, but he’s not going quietly.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks during a mass celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: ‘Society Will Be The Worse For It’ If Gay Marriage Legalized

Cardinal Francis George, speaking Sunday at a mass to celebrate the golden anniversaries of more than 400 couples, used the celebration as a platform to reiterate the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

Cardinal George addressed the media on Aug. 24, 2012, to discuss his latest cancer diagnosis. (CBS)

Cardinal George To Undergo Chemotherapy For Latest Cancer Bout

Cardinal Francis George will undergo a series of chemotherapy treatments starting next week, to treat his latest bout with cancer.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

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