Cardinal Francis George
Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
As Cardinal Francis George prepares to leave for Rome, he has a few things on his mind.
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.
Vatican insiders are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they missed apparent hints being dropped for some time.
Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down has surprised many Catholics around the world, including church leadership in Chicago.
Francis Cardinal George is not making his usual visits to see inmates at the Cook County Jail and hospitalized children during this holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cardinal Francis George will undergo a series of chemotherapy treatments starting next week, to treat his latest bout with cancer.
About 60 Catholic activists marched from Holy Name Cathedral to Cardinal George’s residence as a show of support for the nation’s nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having serious doctrinal problems.
A group that is leading the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is pleased to see President Obama change his view.
The cardinal requested the plan after he suspended Pfleger last spring over comments the priest made about not wanting to leave his South Side base.
Though they found Francis Cardinal George’s apology for linking gay rights activists to the KKK “woefully inadequate,” a group that had planned to protest outside Holy Name Cathedral Sunday has canceled the protest.
Amid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.
Cardinal Francis George will be submitting a letter of retirement as Chicago’s archbishop to the Pope next month when he turns 75, but he said he hopes the Pope won’t accept it.
A smiling but reserved Father Michael Pfleger surfaced Saturday to help feed the hungry outside the church where he has been suspended. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine about the timely topics of religion in government and whether evil acts can be forgiven.
Church officials say there is no rejoicing in the taking of human life, but they add Osama bin Laden created untold misery for others. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports from Rome.