On his first stop Sunday morning, the cardinal celebrated mass with detainees at the Cook County Jail.
Later, he visited seriously ill children and their families at Children’s Memorial Hospital.
In a recent interview, the cardinal commented on the route of Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade, which might have forced a church to cancel mass.
He equated the views of some gay rights activists to that of the Klan. On Sunday, he softened those remarks. [more]