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Francis Cardinal George

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

Holy Name Cathedral

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

Daniel McCormack

Pedophile Priest’s Victim Settles With Archdiocese For $3.2M

One of the victims of a sexually abusive priest has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Tones Down Criticism Of Quinn, Pro-Choice Group

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.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Catholic Bishops Slam Quinn For Presenting Pro-Choice Award

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.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Daniel McCormack

Lawsuit: Archdiocese Knew About Pedophile Priest As Far Back As 1992

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.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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 Says Return To Pulpit Is ‘The Greatest Gift Of All’

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.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Says He’ll Preach Elsewhere If He’s Not Reinstated

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says if he cannot preach at St. Sabina Church, he will start preaching elsewhere.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley, Rev. Michael Pfleger

Daley: Pfleger Has Been ‘A Wonderful Friend To Many People’

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.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Chicagoans In Rome

Chicagoans In Rome Hardly About To Forgive Bin Laden

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.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Father Andrew Smith (CBS)

New Priest’s Arrival At St. Sabina Called ‘Slap In Face’

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.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Tells Journalism Students He Loves His Job

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.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Francis Cardinal George

Pfleger Controversy Follows Cardinal George To Rome

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.

04/28/2011

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