Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Fresh from voting for the new pope, the cardinal has returned from Rome and will make an appearance at a Jewish temple in Northbrook Friday evening, in the spirit of interfaith dialogue during the Passover-Easter season.
Francis George, Cardinal of the Catholic Church and Archbishop of Chicago, is scheduled to speak at Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, 3610 Dundee Rd., on Friday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. This will be one of his first public appearances after returning from Rome where he attended the installation of Pope Francis. “Cardinal George has a very special relationship with the Chicago area Jewish community,” Beth-El's Rabbi Sidney Helbraun said in a press release. “We are honored that he will be celebrating Shabbat with our congregation and friends in the Catholic community.” Sign up for the Niles-Morton Grove Patch, or Park Ridge Patch, morning newsletter to get the latest community updates in your email. Temple Beth-El invites the public and members…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A Letter to the Editor from someone concerned about the issue of same-sex marriage, in light of the Cardinal's letter urging Catholics to speak out against it.
Cardinal Francis George releases a strongly worded letter as the state legislature moves closer to a vote on gay marriage.
As gay marriage moves closer to a vote in the Illinois General Assembly, Cardinal Francis George has released a letter attacking the notion of same- sex marriage itself and urging Catholics to voice their objections. A full floor vote was delayed today, though an Illinois Senate Executive Committee did approve it, according to the Huffington Post. Despite the delay, proponents say the bill could still ultimately be approved. Illinois would become the 10th state in the country to allow same-sex marriages. In his letter, George argued that because same-sex marriages cannot be consummated and are not undertaken for the purpose of conceiving children that government, "has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
It affects whether Catholic hospitals must provide abortion-inducing drugs or sterilization, against their beliefs, he said at presentation in Niles.
When about 300 people came to St. John Brebeuf Church's ministry center Monday night to hear Cardinal Francis George speak, he joked it was amazing to see so many people who would rather hear about religious liberty than watch the Bears play. The cardinal, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, also said he normally would stand in order to see the audience better, but that he was going to remain seated because he was tired. George spoke for about 35 minutes, saying that a mandate from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department threatens the ability of Catholic hospitals, schools, and social service agencies to maintain the values of their Catholic consciences as they do their jobs. Earlier: Cardinal comes to Niles Earlier: Cardinal…
Monday, October 1, 2012
His visit tonight is meant for residents of the north suburbs; he'll speak at 7 p.m.
Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago will visit St. John Brebeuf Church tonight (Monday, Oct. 1) as part of a series of visiting with Catholics around the archdiocese this fall. The visit is meant for all Catholics in the northern suburbs, according to the parish. The cardinal will speak on the topic of religious liberty. According to the parish, the cardinal wrote a letter last spring saying he desires to "keep these issues before the public without being captured in political debate in a partisan way. These are matters of principle, not personality." Additionally, the cardinal wrote that it's important "to frame the conversation so that the principles can be heard above tactics to isolate the bishops, on the one hand, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Chicago area couples celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries with Cardinal George.
When Barbara Jenkinson was 16, she visited a dude ranch in Idaho with the Girl Scouts. She met Don, who was in the Air Force and stationed there. When Don asked her how old she was she did the only thing any reasonable 16-year-old girl would do: she lied. The lie paid off, and 50 years later the Chicago couple is still married. Earlier: Cardinal George visits Niles for Golden Anniversaries Barbara, now 70, and Don, 74, attended a golden anniversary Mass with Cardinal Francis George and 350 other Catholic couples at St. John Brebeuf in Niles on Sunday. The Archdiocese of Chicago holds the event annually to honor couples who have stayed together for 50 years. “Patience, and a lot of prayers,” is what the two cite as the key to their long …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Says Mass for couples celebrating their 50-year anniversaries.
Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago said Mass at St. John Brebeuf Church in Niles Sunday. The annual event honors couples in the Chicago archdiocese, which covers Cook and Lake counties, who are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Watch Patch for additional coverage and photos. Get more news. Like Niles Patch on Facebook.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
They'll attend Mass and celebration at St. John Brebeuf.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
At 3 p.m. Sunday, a lot of joyous couples will be filling St. John Brebeuf Church. They'll be attending the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass, which the Archdiocese of Chicago holds every year for couples who have been married 50 years. Cardinal Francis George will preside as each couple renews their vows. The Archdiocese's Family Ministries Office compiled a book filled with the couples' stories of how they met, the trials they faced, and how they managed to stick it out for five decades. In the Catholic New World newspaper, Delores Madlener gives snippets. How they met: "In high school study hall." Their difficulties: "I have a tendency to be a perfectionist...I have mellowed." Their solutions: “Sometimes I would just be quiet, because …