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New Chicago Archbishop Set To Assume Leadership

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) -- The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics will begin with a knock on a door. ...

Catholic Leader Says Members Of His Church Are Being Forced To Live Under A Pro-Gay 'Sharia Law' In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An Illinois-based Catholic leader is making headlines after penning a column arguing that members of his church are now being forced to live under a p...

Direction Of U.S. Catholic Church May Hinge On Pope Francis' Choice

AP | Rachel Zoll | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

(AP) When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope co...

Church Releases Sex Abuse Files On Chicago Clergy

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 03.22.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made p...

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...

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 10 Things I Wish The Pope Could Have Observed On My Family's Trip To Disneyland

Rob Watson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The pope is wrong to denigrate gay families and is on the wrong side of history. In Disney stories there are great transformations and awakenings. It is my sincere prayer that the pope gets one of these as a gift for himself this year.

Illinois Gay Marriage Vote Could Come Thursday

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The fight for marriage equality in Illinois has nearly reached fever pitch as Springfield lawmakers are poised to start debating the issue as early as...

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

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.03.2013 | Gay 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.

Musings On The 'Holiday Tree'

Brian Levin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Brian Levin

It is one thing to wish someone a "happy holidays" in reference to the multitude of secular and religious winter holidays. It is quite another to declare that an evergreen tree is a universal holiday symbol.

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...

Is Birth Control Coverage Motivated By Religious Freedom Or Religious Bullying?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Presumably Catholics would not want birth control -- it's all the other folks who do. Which makes this a debate not about religious freedom but about how people of one faith care for those who do not share their beliefs.

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...

Laying Down The Law

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Amid the current controversy of Cardinal Francis George comparing the gay liberation movement to the KKK, I pulled out an essay from 1986 for you to determine whether much has really changed in the Catholic Church.

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 ...

Cardinal Apologizes For Linking Gay Parade To KKK

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

CHICAGO — Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is apologizing for remarks comparing an annual gay rights parade to a Ku Klux Klan rally. In a Chic...

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...