The late Chicago archbishop, as chronicled in a new biography, made ‘the holiness of his people his top priority’ and championed ‘simply Catholicism.’
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A press conference introducing Bishops-Elect Barron, David O'Connell and Joseph Brennan was scheduled for 10am local time at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago was the main celebrant for the April 23 funeral Mass, which was concelebrated by nine cardinals and more than 50 bishops.
Archbishop Blase Cupich, his successor in Chicago, joins with other Catholic leaders in celebrating the life and mourning the death of one of the U.S. Church’s greatest shepherds.
What Cardinal Francis George Really Said
The retired shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago became the 11th recipient of the Knights of Columbus’ Gaudium et Spes Award.
The 77-year-old cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Chicago had been taking part in a clinical trial conducted by University of Chicago Medicine, while also being cared for by Loyola Hospital.