Monday, March 18, 2013
The public and members of the Jewish and Catholic communities are invited to Northbrook's Temple Beth-El Friday at 8:00 p.m., for the Archbishop of Chicago's visit.
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 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community updates in your email. Temple Beth-El invites the public and members of the Jewish and …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Many readers say marriage is not strictly a religious institution and there should be a separation of church and state.
We received more than 100 comments in response to an article about Cardinal Francis George’s letter that says same-sex marriage is “against the common good.” In his letter, George urged Catholics to voice their objections, arguing 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." Many readers agreed with the Cardinal commenting that same sex relations are against nature. “Same sex marriage is awfully odd and against common sense and natural order of life,” Patch reader John Godson wrote. “This same sex stunt is unsustainable because of its crudely raw and animalistic instincts…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Blogger Jennifer Wilson responds to Cardinal George's opposition to same-sex marriage.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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 vote could happen in the Senate as soon as today as lawmakers look to pass the legislation during the lame duck session. 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." He qualifies his argument by writing that the Catholic church offers support for the gay…