Francis Cardinal George
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Archdiocese is said to be weighing options to improve its financial health.
The controversy has persisted into the new year surrounding Francis Cardinal George’s remarks comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
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.
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.
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.
One of the victims of a sexually abusive priest has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Chicago Archdiocese.
Francis Cardinal George is toning down his stance against an abortion rights group supported by Gov. Pat Quinn, saying he didn’t know all the facts.
Gov. Pat Quinn was firing back on Thursday, after being attacked by the state’s Catholic bishops for presenting an award at an abortion rights group event.
A new lawsuit claims that the Chicago Archdiocese knew as long ago as 1992 that an incarcerated former priest was molesting young boys, bud swept it under the rug until his arrest in 2006.
Three weeks of silence were broken on Sunday when Father Michael Pfleger returned to the pulpit at Saint Sabina on his birthday, full of energy and with an apology to his congregation for the public ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger says if he cannot preach at St. Sabina Church, he will start preaching elsewhere.
Mayor Richard M. Daley won’t say anything about the differences between the Rev. Michael Pfleger and Francis Cardinal George, but he praises the suspended priest.
For Chicagoans in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought a sense of relief.
A new priest was ordered to move into the rectory at St. Sabina parish to replace the Rev. Michael Pfleger Friday morning, church representatives said in an e-mail.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger has not spoken with the mainstream media about his suspension this week, but he did open up about it to some Columbia College journalism students.
Cardinal George, traveling to Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, won’t be able to escape the controversy over Father Michael Pfleger’s suspension back home. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.