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    Entries in Cardinal Francis George (3)


    Cardinal George issues letter urging Catholics to oppose Illinois gay marriage bill

    By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune - January 1, 2013

    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops officially entered Illinois' gay marriage fray Tuesday, issuing a letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice opposition to a legalization bill that could face a vote this week.

    "Civil laws that establish 'same-sex marriage' create a legal fiction," George and the bishops wrote in a letter sent to priests Tuesday. "The state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible." [Read Full Story]


    Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

    By CBS Chicago - December 30, 2011

    CHICAGO — A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.

    The ad takes Cardinal George to task for remarks he made last week on Fox Chicago News. They came after leaders at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 W. Belmont Ave., complained that the Gay Pride Parade next year would disrupt their Sunday mass as a new route took the floats and marchers right past the church for the first time.


    Cardinal George Stands By KKK Comment, Calls For His Resignation Continue

    Huffington Post - December 29, 2011

    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 Klan," Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago, stood by that contentious comparison in a statement issued this week.

    "[T]he organizers invited an obvious comparistion to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church," the Cardinal said in a statement, as reported by theWindy City Times concerning the comment. [Read Full Story]