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Major Archdiocese Releasing Long-Awaited Files On Sex Abuse

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Ahead of a Wednesday release of historical files on sexual abuse by Chicago-area priests, parishioners across the area found a message from the head o...

Cardinal George: Gay Marriage Is Not 'Rational'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George is no stranger to being in the headlines for his opposition to same-sex marriage -- but comments made in a ...

Cardinal George Weighs In On Pope's Comments On LGBTs

Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Chicago's archbishop is weighing on comments made by Pope Francis, which many believe hinted at a m...

Black Pastors Split On Marriage Equality In Illinois

Posted 04.06.2013 | Chicago

Amid the Illinois state House's looming consideration of a marriage equality bill, some of Chicago's most prominent black religious leaders remain spl...

Chicago Archdiocese Cutting Jobs, Closing Schools

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced on Wednesday that it had suffered setback...

Pope's Resignation Surprises Cardinal George, Local Catholics

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

Lay Catholics in Chicago weren't the only locals surprised by the news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. Cardinal Francis George, too, was apparentl...

Politics and the Pulpit: Cardinal George and the Lame Duck Session

Cristina Traina | Posted 03.18.2013 | Chicago
Cristina Traina

Cardinal George clearly fears that same-sex marriage will erode the very civic, democratic customs that support a just society. But when they make use of their bully pulpits, religious leaders must choose carefully.

The Illinois Senate, Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

Like any legal concept, "marriage" can evolve over time. Indeed, that is the very nature of law. As scientific, economic, social, political, cultural, moral and psychological understandings change over time, so too do legal concepts.

Cardinal George, Same-Sex Marriage and the Law of Nature

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the Illinois legislature poised to consider a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Chicago's Cardinal George insists that same-sex marriage is incompatible with "nature." One might just as easily the same about celibacy.

All Celebrities Say Stupid Things, and Other Overgeneralizations

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

What is the result of all of broad, sweeping generalities about homosexuality in our public discourse? I believe that all people will be damaged by this kind of talk. The human race, far and wide, will not be able to think in complex ways.

Cardinal George: 'Society Will Be The Worse' For Gay Marriage

Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Sunday turned an event intended to celebrate the 50-year anniversaries of more than 400 couples' marriag...

Cardinal George To Resume Chemotherapy

Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

Cardinal Francis George's ongoing battle with cancer isn't over, and this week, the religious leader met with Loyola University Medical Center doctors...

Cardinal George Is Again Battling Cancer

Posted 08.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George is again battling cancer. According to a statement posted Friday on the Chicago Archdiocese's website, G...

Catholic Bishop: Obama On 'Similar Path' As Hitler, Stalin

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois Catholic bishop has come under fire after he said in a message at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria that President Barack Obama is o...

Cardinal: Catholic Hospitals, Universities May Close Over Birth Control Mandate

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Sunday threatened that, because the Catholic Church "is being told she must 'give up'" its religious fre...

Cardinal Doubles Down Against Obama's Birth Control Mandate

Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George, back in town after a visit to Rome, has doubled down on his contempt for the Obama administration's call f...

LGBT Groups Protest Catholic Leadership

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Story of Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Despite a blistering cold morning, more than 20 LGBT activists protested outside of Holy Nam...

Catholic Leader Slams Obama's 'Unjust' Birth Control Mandate

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George this week entered the fray of a national debate over President Obama's plan requiring most religiously affi...

Cardinal George Honored By Pro-Life Group, Protested By LGBTs

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Though Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George apologized last month for a contentious remark that compared LGBT activists to the Ku Klux Klan, gay...

Cardinal George Resigns.. But Won't Be Retiring Quite Yet

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

Cardinal Francis George on Monday marked his 75th birthday, an important milestone for Catholic bishops. As ABC Chicago reports, all bishops are re...

Was Cardinal's Apology To LGBT Community Sincere?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times CHICAGO -- Despite an official protest cancellation by LGBT groups, a handful of LGBT-rights ...

Why Cardinal George Can Say Such Outrageous Things

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 03.09.2012 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Change must come from a rejection of current structures and the empowerment of Catholic lay people.

The Right Thing to Do

Will Guzzardi | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago
Will Guzzardi

We have made progress in Illinois. After decades of hard work, Illinois finally passed civil unions last year and took a step in the right direction. But civil unions are not marriage.

Cardinal George To Be Protested Over KKK Remark

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A local LGBT activist is planning a demonstration in front of Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wa...

Cardinal Francis George's Parade of Lies

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.