Lawyers have asked the appeals court to remove a judge's decision, saying that the concern was for "his endorsement of the religious faith."
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has resumed his chemotherapy that had been delayed because of an infection he incurred in late March, according to an archdiocesan statement released Tuesday.
Upon the advice of his doctors, the cardinal has decided to remain in Chicago and not travel to Rome for the April 27 canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII, as he had originally planned, the statement said.
Chicago Cardinal Francis George was released from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the archdiocese.
He went to Loyola March 14 for a regular checkup on his chemotherapy treatment and was hospitalized later that day for flulike symptoms and dehydration.
He received intravenous fluids and is receiving antibiotics for an infection his doctors identified.
The University of Notre Dame must provide free coverage of contraceptives as required by the federal health care law despite its moral objections to doing so, said a panel of the 7th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in a late Friday ruling that denied the university an injunction against enforcement of the mandate.
Philosopher and theologian Dick Westley was considered a giant in the Chicago Catholic community. He died Feb. 9 at the age of 85.
On Wednesday morning, retired Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Lyne of Chicago died at his residence in the rectory bearing his name at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. He was 94.
Visitation for the bishop was scheduled from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10:15 a.m. Monday at Holy Name Cathedral. Cardinal Francis George was to be the main celebrant at the funeral Mass Monday with Auxiliary Bishop Francis Kane, vicar general, will be the homilist. Burial was to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside.
No one has a bad word to say about Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Lyne, perhaps because he rarely says anything negative about anyone else.
Fr. Helmut Schüller told the crowd gathered Wednesday in Chicago that young people "don't have patience. They say, 'We shouldn't wait; we should do it.' "
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thad J. Jakubowksi of Chicago died Sunday at St. Mary of Providence Home, where he lived. He was 89.
A vigil is scheduled for Thursday at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, with a funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday at Holy Name Cathedral. Fr. Thomas Mulcrone, Chicago Fire Department chaplain, who lived with Jakubowksi at St. Mary of Providence, is to give the homily.
Jakubowksi was remembered as a pastor and teacher, someone who was direct and approachable.
The Chicago archdiocese's new "To Teach Who Christ Is" campaign is "well named" because it describes exactly the mission of the Catholic church, said Cardinal Francis George.
It's "what we do -- we teach the world who Christ is," he said.
The three-year campaign will raise $350 million for Catholic education and faith formation. The funds will support archdiocesan Catholic schools, religious education for children and teens, adult faith formation and capital needs for parishes and schools.