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

Cardinal George Discusses Pope’s Health, Successor Ahead Of Bishops Conference

The Pope’s health is a topic of concern, at the U.S. Conference of Bishops in New Orleans, as is that of Francis Cardinal George and his eventual replacement.


Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George, Fr. Pfleger Discuss Violence

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine caught up with Cardinal George in Palos Park and reports if you didn’t know Cardinal George’s was in the midst of a two-month battle against cancer, it wasn’t obvious at Wednesday morning’s Mass at Holy Family Villa Nursing home.


World War II veteran Chuck Larson is the grand marshal of the Park Ridge Memorial Day parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Marks Memorial Day With Parades, Masses

American servicemen and women are being honored throughout the Chicago area this Memorial Day.


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In Rome, Cardinal George Is Missed

For the first time in 17 years, Francis Cardinal George isn’t leading the Chicago Catholic delegation to an important papal event. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Delivers Palm Sunday Mass

The pews were full at Holy Name Cathedral this morning for what’s likely Cardinal George’s last Palm Sunday mass as Chicago’s archbishop.


Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Won’t Travel To Rome For Canonizations

Francis Cardinal George will not travel to Rome later this month for the canonization of two popes.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hopes Doctors Will Allow Him To Attend Canonizations In Rome

The head of Chicago’s Catholic Church tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine his physicians are not keen on letting him take a long trip while he’s being treated for cancer.


Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Discusses Church’s Future, Stays Quiet On His Own

The leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Francis Cardinal George discussed changes he sees on the horizon under Pope Francis, who is expected to name the Cardinal’s replacement this year.


Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

SNAP Members Praise Cardinal George’s Handling Of Joliet Abuse Case

But at the same time – their flier and their members – asked parishioners to ask the cardinal for more: to release more files on abusive priests.


Francis Cardinal George speaks with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: New Pope ‘Has A Heart For The Poor’

Cardinal Francis George spoke with CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine in his first public comments since the election of Pope Francis.



Cardinal Urges Illinois Catholics To Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Francis Cardinal George has written a letter to priests asking that Catholics contact their lawmakers and oppose same-sex marriage in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

Rev. Daniel Mallette

South Side Priest Clashes With Replacement, Cardinal Over Orders To Step Aside

An 80-year-old South Side Catholic pastor who was active in the Civil Rights Movement is now butting heads with his replacement, and with Francis Cardinal George.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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

Cardinal George Fearful, But Hopeful, About Latest Cancer Diagnosis

George said Friday he is still formulating a plan with his physicians to treat his latest cancer diagnosis.


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

More Medical Tests Coming This Week For Cardinal George

More medical tests are planned for this week for Francis Cardinal George, as he faces another cancer fight.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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

Archdiocese: Cardinal Rested, Facing More Tests After Cancer Diagnosis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has an update on Cardinal Francis George, who is once again facing a cancer diagnosis.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

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

Cardinal George Takes Issue With Chick-Fil-A Opponents; Alderman Fires Back

The Chick-Fil-A controversy now has Francis Cardinal George upset, but Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) –who said he would deny the fast food restaurant a permit to open in his ward – is firing back.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

A solemn ceremony on Chicago's south side today: Dozens of bodies found stacked up at the Cook County morgue were buried. (Credit: Brandis Friedman)

Cardinal George Oversees Indigent Burials At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Rain softly began to fall on Wednesday as Francis Cardinal George completed prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dozens of people whose bodies had been stored at the county morgue since November or December.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

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

Cardinal George: Catholic Hospitals Could Close Over Birth Control Mandate

The debate over mandatory contraception coverage is a watershed moment, according to Francis Cardinal George.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Francis Cardinal George

Cardinal George Blesses Easter Meals For Holy Saturday

Francis Cardinal George took part in the Holy Saturday traditional blessing of baskets of food for Easter Sunday meals at St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish in Cicero.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2012

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

Cardinal Criticizes Obama’s Contraception Mandate

Francis Cardinal George is back from Italy and talking about something he’s very concerned about: President Obama’s mandate for employers to cover health care costs, including birth control.