Cardinal Francis George
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.
It’s been a week of controversy for St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side, but on Sunday parishioners raised their voices in song and prayer under the watchful eye of their embattled pastor, Rev. Michael Pfleger.
As a different priest delivered the homily to St. Sabina parishioners Saturday, Cardinal Francis George continued to defend his suspension of popular Pastor Michael Pfleger.
“Like Albertina Walker said, I’m still here,” the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, told parishioners Sunday, quoting the late gospel singer.
Rev. Michael Pfleger, the outspoken and controversial pastor of St. Sabina church, confirmed Friday that Cardinal Francis George wants him to leave his parish after nearly 30 years to head up nearby Leo High School.
News that the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has asked controversial pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger to leave St. Sabina Church to head up Leo Catholic High School came as a surprise to both communities.
A man filed a lawsuit against convicted sexual abuser Daniel McCormack and the Diocese of Chicago, claiming the ex-priest repeatedly molested him.