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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)

Catholic Church Begins Process To Replace Cardinal George

The process to replace Francis Cardinal George has begun, and Pope Francis is expected to name the successor late this year.

05/22/2014

Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Chicago’s Polish-American Community Well-Represented For John Paul II’s Canonization

Many have been here before, for John Paul II’s funeral, or beatification. There are new faces as well. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/26/2014

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014 in Rome. Late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals. The canonizations of two popular popes are set to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Pilgrims Begin Arriving For Canonizations In Rome

Rome is ready for these Chicagoans and the hundreds of thousands who’ll join them. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/24/2014

Pope John XXIII (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Students At Pope John XXIII School Learn Of Namesake’s Legacy Ahead Of Sainthood

There’s only one institution in the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago named after Pope John XXIII; it’s an elementary school in Evanston, and anticipation there is building for the late pope’s upcoming canonization in Rome.

04/23/2014

Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Members Of Chicago’s Polish Community Look Forward To John Paul II’s Canonization In Rome

BS Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports they’ll be led by a man with close ties to John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/18/2014

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: Cardinal Bergoglio Chosen To Lead Catholic Church

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been chosen as the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the name Pope Francis 1

03/13/2013

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Hoping Next Pope Is From Third-World Country

Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.

03/07/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

George: Cardinals ‘Not Ready’ To Set Date For Papal Conclave

Another day has come and gone without a decision on when the Catholic Church’s cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.

03/05/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal George: Unclear When Papal Conclave Will Begin

Roman Catholic cardinals held their first meeting Monday ahead of electing a new pope, but Cardinal Francis George said it’s still not clear when the conclave will begin.

03/04/2013

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

Cardinal George Has Short List For Next Pope

One day after Pope Benedict resigned, the Vatican is in a state of flux, with no clear indication who among a dozen or more possible contenders might be elected a successor.

03/01/2013

People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Offer Benedict Prayers As He Officially Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

02/28/2013

Cardinal George arrives in Rome on Tuesday--a day earlier than expected. (CBS)

Cardinal George Arrives In Rome, Prepares For Emotional Farewell

Cardinal George arrived in Rome on Tuesday to pay homage to the retiring Pope Benedict before turning the attention toward choosing a new leader of the Catholic church.

02/26/2013

Cardinal Francis George presiding over the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Cardinal George Preparing For Rome Trip

As Cardinal Francis George prepares to leave for Rome, he has a few things on his mind.

02/24/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (L) leads the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday on April 5, 2012 at the basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. The Paschal Triduum (Easter Triduum) starts with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation Has Insiders Still Guessing

Vatican insiders are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they missed apparent hints being dropped for some time.

02/12/2013

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Mentioned As Next Vatican Ambassador, But Not Expecting Appointment

Congressman Dan Lipinski’s name has been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican in Rome, although he said he’s not expecting to be appointed.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2013

Holy Name Cathedral

Protesters March To Cardinal’s Home To Support Nuns In Dispute With Vatican

About 60 Catholic activists marched from Holy Name Cathedral to Cardinal George’s residence as a show of support for the nation’s nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having serious doctrinal problems.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Church Generic

Former Joliet Bishop Appointed To Keep Nuns’ Group In Line With Doctrine

The Vatican has ordered a crackdown on a group that represents most Catholic nuns in the United States, and the former Bishop of Joliet is coming in to keep the group in line.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Pope Benedict XVI (L) leads the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday on April 5, 2012 at the basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. The Paschal Triduum (Easter Triduum) starts with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Critics Challenge Pope’s Stance Against Ordaining Women

At Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.

04/05/2012

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal’s Retirement May Not Be So Imminent

When Francis Cardinal George turns 75 on Jan. 16, he’s required by church law to hand in his resignation. But after 15 years as Archbishop of Chicago, he’s not ready to step down just yet, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/04/2011

Raymond Lescher, a Joliet priest, says all Catholics should be allowed to speak their views on church issues. (CBS)

Joliet Priest Supports Peer Who Is In Trouble For Ordaining Woman

Father Roy Bourgeois has turned to leading a one-man campaign for women priests. A Joliet priest tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley his opinion should be heard.

08/12/2011

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