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Cardinal Francis George

Cardinal George Stands By KKK Comparison Amid Calls For Resignation

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Though he has come under fire by LGBT advocates over a comment he recently made comparing Gay Pride Parade organizers to "something like the Ku Klux K...

Cardinal Francis George's Parade of Lies

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Cardinal George's outrageous comparison of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan was so degrading and hurtful that apologizing will not be sufficient. His only road to redemption is handing in his resignation.

Cardinal George and the KKK: Religious Extremists Live in the Midwest, Too

Tracy Baim | Posted 02.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Tracy Baim

If all religious groups paid their fair share of taxes, I wouldn't be as angry when they spoke out against my right to equality. But when a religious leader like Cardinal George gets a large forum to amplify his prejudice off all our taxpayer backs, it is an unfair system.

Petition Calls For Cardinal George's Resignation Over KKK Remark

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

An online petition launched this week is calling on Cardinal Francis George, the Chicago Archbishop, to resign from his post following a comment he ma...

Cardinal George: Gay Pride Could 'Morph Into KKK'

Posted 12.22.2011 | Chicago

Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago, this week told a Chicago news station that he agreed with a local Roman Catholic church's objectio...

Cardinal Weighs In On Christmas vs. Holiday Tree 'Debate'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after Chicago's first-ever Jewish mayor Rahm Emanuel flipped the switch on the city's 55-foot holiday tree in Daley Plaza, Cardinal Francis...

Rape Victim Offended By Catholic Bishops' Criticism

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Last week, Cardinal Francis George joined a group of Illinois bishops in condemning Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's planned speech at a pro-choice event...

Quinn Defends Speech At Pro-Choice Event Following Catholic Criticism

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

Catholic groups in Illinois have joined Cardinal Francis George in slamming Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for his decision to present a pro-choice leade...

Will Father Michael Pfleger Leave Chicago?

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist priest suspended by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says he'll start preaching at other churches if he's not rei...

WATCH: Parishioners Outraged Over Rev. Pfleger's Suspension

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Rev. Michael Pfleger protested outside of Cardinal Francis George's Chicago mansion Thursday, outraged that the cardinal decided suspend...

Rev. Pfleger Suspended By Chicago Archdiocese

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign has been suspende...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Cardinal George Opposition to Illinois Civil Unions Swept Aside, Illinois House Partially Undoes an Injustice

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved "Defense of Marriage of Act" laws, but Illinois has now partially undone that injustice.

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...

Catholic Bishops Defend Opposition To Health Care Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) The outgoing head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vigorously defended the bishops' o...

Study: Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Employed Pedophile Priests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study conducted by three local advocacy groups paints a devastating picture of abuse by priests and other clergy within Chicago--showing that mo...

Another Suit Filed Against Catholic Priest, This Time Not For Sex Abuse

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's more legal trouble for the Catholic Church -- except this time it doesn't involve sex abuse. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

Augustus Tolton, Chicagoan And First Black U.S. Priest, A Candidate For Sainthood

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legend has it that as a 7-year-old boy, Augustus Tolton escaped slave hunters by rowing with his mother across the Mississippi River to the free state...

Pope vs. Doctors: How New Vatican Orthodoxy Undermines Medical Ethics and Imperils Your Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.

Nun Rebuked For Volunteering At Abortion Clinic

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With pressure mounting from inside and outside the Church hierarchy, an order of nuns has rebuked a Chicago-area member for volunteering at an abortio...

Chicago-Area Bishops Spent Money Fighting Maine Gay Marriage

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Maine voters decided this past week to overturn their state's controversial same-sex marriage law, they had a little help from several Chicago-area...

Cardinal Stands By Notre Dame Obama Criticism As Chicago's Catholic Mayor Daley Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley, a lifelong Catholic and the father of a Notre Dame graduate, said Friday he disagreed with Chicago's most prominent Catholic about the st...

Cardinal George Calls On White House To End Immigration Raids

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling on the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Fran...

Chicago: Second Again

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

With the election of Barack Obama, the urban orbits have shifted. After Washington, D.C., Chicago has won Second City status once again, based on politics rather than population.