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Francis George

Francis George
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1... Show more »
Cardinal Francis George is Chicago's eighth archbishop and one of the most prominent leaders in the American Roman Catholic Church. Often described by his brother bishops as brilliant, George is the leading intellectual voice of the American church and has emerged as the key point man between the U.S. and the Vatican on matters ranging from clergy sexual abuse to the language of the mass. A Northwest Side native, George conquered childhood polio to embark on a spiritual career that took him across the globe as a missionary. His journey brought him back home when he was appointed spiritual leader of the Chicago archdiocese and its 2.4 million Catholics. At his installation in Chicago in May 1997, George introduced himself humbly to his new flock by saying: "I am Francis, your neighbor." « Show less

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  • Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes

    Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes
    Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:09 a.m.  Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) visits with Reverand Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church.  He has been camped in a tent atop an abandoned motel near 66th and South King Drive in...
  • Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan

    Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has never been shy about expressing his views on divisive issues like abortion rights and civil unions for same-sex couples. But gay rights groups say the Chicago archbishop crossed the line when he compared the...
  • Cardinal defends comparing gay parade organizers to KKK

    Cardinal defends comparing gay parade organizers to KKK
    Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent comparison of the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan. George’s initial comments came in...
  • Monday, January 9, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier5:35 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier has details on how you can win tickets to the Cubs Convention. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Just like Mike McConnell, Onstar is always there for you.  Later this morning,...
  • Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK

    Cardinal George apologizes for linking Pride Parade to KKK
    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan. "I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused," George said in an interview with the Tribune. "Particularly...
  • Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese

    Cardinal George names new chief operating officer for archdiocese
    Preparing to submit his mandatory letter of resignation to the pope, Cardinal Francis George named a new chief operating officer for the archdiocese on Tuesday, and announced other key changes to local governance. The Rev. Peter Snieg will become...
  • Christians celebrate Good Friday

    Christians celebrate Good Friday
    At a prayer service in Daley Plaza to celebrate Good Friday, Cardinal George likened the suffering of Jesus on this day to the suffering of Christians in Chicago whether it is from illness, death,  financial problems, anything that causes pain.  After...
  • Finding a reflection of community in online comment sections

    Finding a reflection of community in online comment sections
    One of the notable things about being Trib Nation manager is getting to know the different communities more comfortable around one Chicago Tribune medium or another. Print, say, or online. Which makes it all the more remarkable to see in Monday's comment...
  • George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception

    George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception
    Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...
  • Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans

    Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
  • Obama's critics on contraception

    Republicans and Catholic bishops were on solid ground in arguing that forcing Catholic nonprofits to provide contraceptive coverage in their health insurance packages infringed on freedom of religion. They won a significant concession from President Obama...