V. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
V. May he rest in peace.
Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the soul of your departed servant Francis cardinal George the remission of all his sins, that through our pious supplication he may obtain that pardon which he has always desired; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
May the divine assistance remain always with us + and may his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. R. Amen.
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” – Francis Cardinal George.
It was with great sadness that this blogger learned of the passing of Francis Cardinal George OMI. As a life long Chicagoan, not to mention a product of the city’s Catholic school system (K through B.Sc.), I still vividly remember the dark days of the Catholic Church in Chicago, the period between the passing of John Cardinal Cody and the appointment of Cardinal George.
With respect to the man himself, I consider Cardinal George a man of good will and an exemplary transitional figure that guided the Catholic Church in Chicago and in the United States from the post-conciliar “neo-modernist theology of death” back onto the road of the ONE TRUE FAITH, the FAITH that was given by Our Lord to His apostles and handed down through the generation of Faithful. In another era, Cardinal George would have been a GREAT CARDINAL. Having said that, I think posterity will be…
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