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Cardinal George tells Chicago Catholics his cancer has flared up

Cardinal George tells Chicago Catholics his cancer has flared up

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic Church in Chicago, said Friday his cancer has flared up after a remission of more than a year.

Documents reveal alleged sex abuse by Chicago Catholic priests

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Documents unsealed by lawyers suing the Catholic Diocese of Chicago show church authorities failed to report sexual abuse of children by priests.

Chicago archdiocese releasing files on abusive priests

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to give lawyers suing the Catholic Church its files on alleged child molester priests, Cardinal Francis George says.

New lawsuit filed against Catholic priest convicted of abusing boys

CHICAGO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Another man has alleged that he was fondled by a former Roman Catholic priest in Chicago who has been convicted of sexually abusing boys, a lawsuit says.

Chicago cardinal praises Pope Francis

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said the church's selection of Pope Francis is very important for the Latino population because he understands their culture.
Cardinals want more 'Vatileaks' details

Cardinals want more 'Vatileaks' details

VATICAN CITY, March 5 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals say they want to know more about the "Vatileaks" scandal, even though Benedict XVI said only the next pope would be shown the report.

Ill. gay marriage bill faces setback

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Illinois same-sex marriage advocates said they suffered a procedural setback Wednesday in a push to get a bill passed before a lame duck session ends.

Cardinal George of Chicago to begin chemo

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who underwent successful surgery in 2006 for bladder cancer, is about to begin chemotherapy, church officials say.

Chicago diocese sued over '70s abuse

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A lawsuit alleges the late dean of a Chicago Catholic high school molested a male student repeatedly in the 1970s.
Chicago cardinal has cancer treatment

Chicago cardinal has cancer treatment

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced Cardinal Francis George underwent a procedure to treat his second diagnosis of cancer.

Cardinal apologizes for KKK remark

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago's Catholic Cardinal Francis George has apologized for linking the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan.

Chicago cardinal defends KKK reference

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George, head of Chicago's Roman Catholic archdiocese, is defending a comment he made comparing a gay rights event to Ku Klux Klan marches.
U.S. cardinal compares gay rights to KKK

U.S. cardinal compares gay rights to KKK

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago's Catholic Cardinal Francis George is under fire from gay-rights groups after comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, officials say.

Archdiocese paying abuse victim $3.2M

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old man sexually abused as a boy by a priest has won a $3.2 million settlement from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, his lawyer said.

Cardinal reinstates longtime priest

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest in Chicago who was suspended three weeks ago for objecting publicly to a transfer from his longtime parish has been reinstated.

Cardinal urges end to deportation

CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- Chicago Cardinal Francis George says the Obama administration has a moral obligation to end deportation raids and push for immigration reform.

Chicago cathedral damaged by fire

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a landmark Roman Catholic cathedral north of downtown Chicago, officials said Wednesday.
Catholic bishops oppose Obama on abortion

Catholic bishops oppose Obama on abortion

BALTIMORE, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Roman Catholic leaders should challenge President-elect Barack Obama on his support for abortion rights, the country's top bishop says.
Clergy abuse survivors on road to recovery

Clergy abuse survivors on road to recovery

CHICAGO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An attorney for clergy sex abuse victims says revealing the failures of Chicago's Roman Catholic Archdiocese will go a long way to helping survivors recover.

Chicago Archdiocese settles sex abuse case

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a settlement Tuesday with 16 people who had been sexually abused by Catholic priests, agreeing to pay them $12.7 million.

Priest who mocked Clinton placed on leave

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- A Chicago priest and Barack Obama supporter who mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton has been placed on a leave of absence.
Priest: Clinton remarks brought threats

Priest: Clinton remarks brought threats

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest who apologized last week for mocking presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton from a Chicago pulpit says he has received threats.
Obama resigns from Trinity church

Obama resigns from Trinity church

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama says his decision to resign his membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago came with "some sadness."
Cardinal: Priest to stay out of politics

Cardinal: Priest to stay out of politics

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Chicago's cardinal Friday said the priest and Barack Obama supporter who derided Sen. Hillary Clinton won't "mention any candidate by name" from now on.
Winfrey presents Tutu with Lincoln prize

Winfrey presents Tutu with Lincoln prize

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Oprah Winfrey has presented the Lincoln Leadership Prize to her friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
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