Francis Cardinal George

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.

04/07/2013

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.

03/13/2013

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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.

08/24/2012

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.

02/18/2012

Gay rights activists staged a rally outside Holy Name Cathedral on Feb. 12, 2012, to push for same sex marriage and criticize Francis Cardinal George and the Catholic church for opposing gay marriage. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Rally For Same Sex Marriage Outside Holy Name Cathedral

Just days after state lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network led a demonstration outside Holy Name Cathedral Sunday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

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

Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious People

Francis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger To Share Duties At St. Sabina, Take On New Roles

Effective this summer, the Rev. Michael Pfleger will begin sharing his pastoral duties at St. Sabina parish in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, but will take on a new role in developing anti-violence initiatives for the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

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Chicago Archdiocese Considering Selling Bonds

The Chicago Archdiocese is said to be weighing options to improve its financial health.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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

Activists Plan To Protest At Holy Name Over Cardinal’s KKK Comments

The controversy has persisted into the new year surrounding Francis Cardinal George’s remarks comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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

Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

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

Gov. Pat Quinn And Jenny Goodman

Opponents Picket As Quinn Presents Award For Abortion Rights Group

There were pickets outside, but applause inside, as Gov. Pat Quinn presented an award to a rape victims’ advocate at on behalf of an abortion rights group Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

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