Cardinal Francis George

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

Holy Name Cathedral

Protesters March To Cardinal’s Home To Support Nuns In Dispute With Vatican

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.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Gay Rights Activists Elated With Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage

A group that is leading the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is pleased to see President Obama change his view.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Cardinal, Pfleger Begin Discussions About St. Sabina Succession

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.

01/27/2012

Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George (CBS File Photo)

Protest Called Off After Apology From Cardinal

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.

01/07/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers ‘Invited’ Comparisons

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.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Doesn’t Want To Retire As Chicago’s Bishop Yet

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.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Father Michael Pfleger emerged at a food distribution Saturday. (CBS)

Pfleger: ‘My Faith And The People Are My Strength’

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.

05/07/2011

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