Skip to main content

Courageous Cardinal George of Chicago Defends Marriage, Calls for Public Conversion Comments

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I, the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, is one of the great churchmen of our age. His courage has been demonstrated throughout his service to the Church and the world in which she carries forward in time the redemptive mission of the Lord. He is a holy man, in love with the Lord and well aware of the challenges we face in this new missionary age. Cardinal George reminds me of heroic Bishops throughout our history as a ... Continue Reading

11 - 14 of 14 Comments

  1. REGINA Y
    1 year ago

    Thank you, Cardinal George for speaking out and being a courageous leader of our Church.
    If only more priests and Catholic leaders would do so. Our "truths" and precepts are being
    so watered down that uninformed Catholics do not know what to believe and don't actually know what the church teaches because they do not hear a unified stand on social issues.
    May God give more leaders the fortitude to stand strong and speak out against the attack on Christianity in our society.

  2. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    Yes Cardinal George is a good Bishop. He proclaims the Gospel and calls people to deeper relationships in Christ.

    I have never heard him use this kind of language to describe anyone. "I wish some half empty Catholic commentators..." I do not find using derogatory terms to describe people who disagree with bishops, the Catholic Church, even my enemies in terms like this.

    In almost every article Deacon writes the generalizations about how evil the world has become. I feel this sets a tone that seems contrary to the spirit of Christ, who came to proclaim good news of the reign of God. Jesus spent little time talking about the evils of his age and the pagan colonial government. I think of the reading this week from Ignatius of Antioch describing his desire to die for Christ, sets a tone of joy in suffering which is a witness to the living of the death and hope of resurrection in Christ. No where in the reading does Ignatius on Antioch take aim and attack those who will kill him or describe the evils of his age.

    What has changed in my experience with Frances, Bishop of Rome, is the attitude shift toward the Catholic Church. People of all different ideological views are paying attention to him and his message. His simplicity, his direct ordinary language, his message of hope, his concern for the poor touch the hearts of people. We all, including myself, would do well to follow his example; become less negative about the world we live in, and more joyful in proclaiming the good news of the reign of God. So many desire to be "touched by the Lord", but cannot feel that touch when our message is so filled with negative attacks against those who disagree with us and their ideology. Our task ultimately is to proclaim the Gospel to all creatures.

  3. abey
    1 year ago

    What God made of us by our origins we defend, nothing more, nothing less & if that amounts to war so be it, in the contention against alternates into artificiality arising out of the corruptions, manifested as the gay agendas to the marker come against the very basic family structure, the basis of Man..

  4. vance
    1 year ago

    I applaud Cardinal George's coming out publicly for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage. I just said Holy Sacrament of Marriage. Does anyone know what a Sacrament is? I find it quite interesting that when I read articles from Marriage supporters, they NEVER say that Marriage is a Sacrament. This is very important. Christ gave us a Church and with Sacraments. These are Christ's commandments for us to follow. I have never heard this come from a priest or a Bishop. In fact, I don't hear anything from Bishops and priests. This article well articulates how and why our Western Society is in meltdown. I'm just waiting to see if any Bishops join the ranks of Archbishop Chaput, Bishop Paprocki, and Bishop Lori. These are men who come publicly and challenge the secular society. My local Bishop types a monthly message that he emails out to the diocesan parishioners. His messages are consistently blank and bland. He says nothing. I took the occasion to surf the internet and read a variety of Bishop's monthly letters. All are the same. They have absolutely nothing to say about the moral meltdown of our society. So, what does this tell us?? There's no Leadership. This is why our society is in moral free fall.


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Second Thessalonians 3:6-10, 16-18
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we urge you, brothers, to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 128:1-2, 4-5
[Song of Ascents] How blessed are all who fear Yahweh, who walk ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 23:27-32
'Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are ... Read More

Saint of the Day

August 27 Saint of the Day

St. Monica
August 27: St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in ... Read More