Prayers for Cardinal George, Hospitalized Once Again

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...]

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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...]

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Prayers for Cardinal George As His Cancer Recurs – UPDATED

Worrisome news today out of the Archdiocese of Chicago:  Cardinal Francis George writes in his column in the archdiocesan newspaper, the Catholic New World, that his cancer has become active once again.We knew that his cancer--which affected his bladder in 2006 and returned in 2012 to affect his kidney and liver--was not gone; but it's been in remission for a year.  Now, he writes in his Lenten meditation to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the tumor is showing signs of new activity. … [Read more...]

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