CMCSVirtues – Carl Anderson

“In his brilliant speeches, homilies, letters and books, and in the brave witness to the faith that he has shown to the world — in sickness and in health — Cardinal George has proven over and over again one of the leading voices in the Catholic Church in the United States, and the Knights of Columbus is pleased to be able to honor him in this way for the great work he has done for so long,”

– Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, about presenting Francis Cardinal George The Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes award on Friday January 31, 2015.



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Cardinal Francis George to Receive Knights of Columbus Highest Honor


Supreme Knight Carl Anderson will present Cardinal George with the Knights of Columbus’ highest honor at a lunch in Chicago on February 30, 2015.

The Gaudium et Spes Award was established by the Knights of Columbus in 1992, with Mother Teresa as its first recipient. The award is named for the Second Vatican Council’s Apostolic Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

Cardinal George is the award’s eleventh honoree. In addition to Mother Teresa, previous honorees have included l’Arche founder Jean Vanier, Cardinal John O’Connor of New York, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of Krakow and Cardinals William Baum and James Hickey, former Archbishops of Washington.

A small group, including the Supreme Officers of the Knights of Columbus, will attend a noon luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago at which the award will be presented.

Read the article at the link below


Pope announces names of new cardinals: Only one Curia member, many pastors from the peripheries

At today’s Angelus Pope Francis read out the names of 20 bishops and archbishops who will be raised to the dignity of the cardinalate at the upcoming Consistory on February 14th. 15 of them will be eligible to vote in a Conclave

via Pope announces names of new cardinals: Only one Curia member, many pastors from the peripheries – Vatican Insider.


CMCSVirtues for November 27, 2014

“How is the Lord continually fashioning our lives?” … “While we do live in a society where we do have a lot of material blessings, we have to make sure we recognize how God is working with the spiritual blessings in our lives,” …. “Sometimes we shy away from that because we know there are areas in our life that are incomplete and we block off the grace of God. My hope would be people would love the life God has given them.”

Archbishop Blase Cupich

Jesus invites all to take risk ‘of being more,’ says Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO CNS — At his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago Nov. 18, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich urged the congregation at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral to fearlessly share their faith recognizing that God calls them “to more” and “to greater things.”

via CNS STORY: Jesus invites all to take risk ‘of being more,’ says Chicago archbishop.