Prayers for Cardinal George, Hospitalized Once Again

Cardinal George - medical update

Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is back in the hospital.  I've kept you posted in the past regarding the state of his health, after cancer metastasized from his bladder to his kidney and liver, then recurred in his right kidney.   The cardinal himself has acknowledged that this disease will eventually claim his life; but in the meantime, he has continued to be an inspiration to countless followers who admire his calm acceptance and faith in this, his gre … [Read more...]

Born Into Slavery, Fr. Augustus Tolton May Become a Saint

On March 2, 2010, Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, announced that he was beginning an official investigation into Father Augustus Tolton’s life and virtues, with a view to opening the Cause for his canonization. The following year—on February 24, 2011—the Roman Catholic Church officially began the formal introduction of the Cause for sainthood of Father Tolton.  He was designated Servant of God; and Historical and Theological Commissions were established, with the responsibil … [Read more...]