Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.

04/23/2015

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A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.

04/23/2015

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Second Day Of Visitation For Cardinal George At Holy Name Cathedral

Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. at the church where Cardinal George presided over the nation’s third largest diocese. Once again, people will line up to pay respects to the man who shepherded more than 2.2 million Catholics for more than 17 years.

04/22/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Visitation To Begin For Cardinal Francis George

Thousands of mourners were expected to visit Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, as a two-day visitation begins for Cardinal Francis George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.

04/21/2015

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Francis Cardinal George, Led Chicago Archdiocese, Dies

After fighting a long battle with cancer, Francis Cardinal George has died, sources reported on Friday afternoon.

04/17/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests

The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”

03/03/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After 3 Months Running Archdiocese, Cupich Still Learning To Balance His Time

Three months into his tenure has head of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich said he wishes there were 10 days to a week, instead of seven, with all that he’d like to accomplish.

02/18/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich announces the Festival of Forgiveness, a 24-hour observation of confession on Feb. 27 and 28, as part of Lent. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/ WBBM)

24 Catholic Churches To Celebrate Daylong “Festival Of Forgiveness”

As part of Lent, Archbishop Blase Cupich has announced two dozen Chicago area churches will be open for 24 hours next week, so local Catholics can seek penance and healing for their sins.

02/18/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Experimental Cancer Drug “Not Effective” For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, the retired head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, has been dropped from an experimental cancer drug trial, after it proved ineffective in treating the cancer in his right kidney.

12/31/2014

Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

12/08/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Cupich To Visit Ethnic Parishes As He Takes Reins Of Chicago Archdiocese

On Sunday, Cupich will lead mass at St. Agatha Parish, a predominantly black parish in the Lawndale neighborhood. That’s the church where former priest Daniel McCormack sexually abused several boys.

11/20/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Cupich Invites Catholics To Escape Their Comfort Zone

Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.

11/19/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich Knocking On The Door As Next Cardinal In Chicago

Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”

11/17/2014

Attorneys Marc Pearlman (L) and Jeff Anderson represent alleged victims of abuse. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyers Representing Abuse Victims Claim Archdiocese Excluded Them From Process In Document Release

Five days after the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese released more documents related to allegations of abuse by priests, lawyers representing past victims say the archdiocese has excluded a lot.

11/11/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich (R) greets Francis Cardinal George during a press conference on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cupich, who served as bishop in Spokane, Washington, will succeed Cardinal George, who has been fighting a long battle with cancer, to become the 9th archbishop of Chicago. This is the first time in the history of the Chicago Archdiocese that a new leader has been appointed while the former is still alive.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal George “Cleaning The Slate” For Cupich Before Retirement

Less than two weeks until Cardinal Francis George retires as archbishop of Chicago and makes way for Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, George said the transition is well-underway.

11/06/2014

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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.

11/06/2014

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholic Archdiocese To Close Or Consolidate Schools

Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.

10/29/2014

7th graders at Christ The King School in Chicago take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Credit: Facebook)

Archdiocese Cautions Catholic Schools About Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Chicago Catholic archdiocese is throwing a little cold water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral phenomenon that is dominating social media lately.

08/21/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

North Side Catholic School Starts New School Year After Facing Possible Closure

Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

08/19/2014

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Priest Reinstated After Sex Abuse Allegation Deemed Unfounded

The Rev. Michael W. O’Connell will resume his role as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish on Thursday, according to a statement from Archdiocese of Chicago spokeswoman Susan Burritt.

04/15/2014

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