Carol Marin: Cardinal’s cross made him tough, stubborn, complicated

“We all live our lives carrying a cross of one kind or another.   ….

Cardinal Francis George was buried with his cross on Thursday. It was clamped to his right leg. From the time he was diagnosed with polio at age 13 until the day he died at 78, a steel brace was his constant companion.”

via Carol Marin: Cardinal’s cross made him tough, stubborn, complicated | Chicago.

Seattle archbishop says Cardinal George told him what to preach at funeral – Chicago Tribune

“As he lay in a hospital bed at Loyola University Medical Center during Holy Week, Cardinal Francis George took care of unfinished business. He signed papers and made phone calls, including a call to Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain for whom he had a special request.”

via Seattle archbishop says Cardinal George told him what to preach at funeral – Chicago Tribune.

Cardinal George talks about his ministry, life and facing death

“As Cardinal George prepared to officially retire as archbishop of Chicago — the first archbishop to live to retirement — he sat down with editor Joyce Duriga to discuss his ministry and the next phase of his life”

via Cardinal George talks about his ministry, life and facing death | Cardinal Francis George.

“Stay with us, Lord… Stay with him” – fulltext of +Cupich’s homily at Chicago priests’ vigil for Card George

“On a sunny spring afternoon – at least, as springlike as Chicago can get at this point – for the second time in five months, Holy Name Cathedral saw history this Tuesday as the Windy City’s first native son-become-Cardinal, likewise the first to leave its archbishop’s throne in life, returned to the center of the nation’s third-largest diocese for one last moment.”

via Whispers in the Loggia: “This Is The Church” – In Chicago, The Farewell Begins.




Published on Apr 21, 2015 – A special edition of Catholic Chicago pays tribute to Francis Cardinal George, the late Archbishop of Chicago. The half-hour program about Cardinal George was produced by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Radio and Television. The program features milestone events including the Cardinal’s installation, his pilgrimage to Lourdes, his 50th anniversary of priesthood and the Cardinal’s final Mass as Archbishop.

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Cardinal George, Simply Catholic

“Cardinal Francis George, who died recently at the age of 78, was obviously a man of enormous accomplishment and influence.

He was a Cardinal of the Roman Church, a past president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archbishop of one of the largest and most complicated archdioceses in the world, and the intellectual leader of the American Church. A number of American bishops have told me that when Cardinal George spoke at the Bishops’ meetings, the entire room would fall silent and everyone would listen.”

via Cardinal George, Simply Catholic | RealClearReligion.