The Kindling for the Fire is the Will

Tertium Quid – Vol. 4, Issue 1 – By: Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey – March 31, 2014 (printable version) A Discussion of the Attributes of Leadership in the Church I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled. – Luke 12:49 In the business world, the idea […]

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Who’s Waiting for Whom?

December 9, 2013 by  
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Catholic New World – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. – December 8-21, 2013 Advent, we’re told, is a season for waiting. We remember the prophetic voices who told the people to wait for their salvation, because God always keeps his promises. We remember the birth of the longawaited Savior with the admonition to wait now for […]

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Church’s Laudable Role in Chicago’s Growth

June 28, 2013 by  
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Chicago Sun-Times – Editorials – June 9, 2013 Perhaps no non-governmental institution has been as central to the growth, success and spiritual well being of Chicago as the Roman Catholic Church. Tens of millions of Chicagoans have followed the church’s faith over the decades and, more to the point, tens of millions of Chicagoans have […]

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To Teach Who Christ Is

June 12, 2013 by  
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Catholic Chicago Blog – June 10, 2013 – By Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, OP Last Wednesday, Cardinal George announced a major fund-raising effort for Catholic education and faith formation in the Archdiocese of Chicago – the $350 million To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign. The Campaign has been structured to create significant financial support to […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago Unveils $350M Fundraising Initiative

Chicago Tribune – By Manya A. Brachear and Naomi Nix – June 6, 2013 More than $80M already raised The Archdiocese of Chicago unveiled Wednesday a major fundraising campaign for Catholic schools and parishes that has already raised more than $80 million, almost a quarter of its $350 million goal. The To Teach Who Christ […]

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Chicago Values, Revisited: it’s not about chicken!

August 7, 2012 by  
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Catholic Chicago Blog – August 6, 2012 – By Francis Cardinal George, OMI Responses to my reflections last week on “Chicago values” fell into two camps. There were almost universal plaudits for recognizing that the government should be concerned about actions and not about thoughts and values. The media, of course, are in this camp, […]

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Reflections on “Chicago Values”

July 30, 2012 by  
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(Archdiocese of Chicago) Cardinal’s Network – July 30, 2012 – By Francis Cardinal George, OMI Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the “values” that must be held by citizens of Chicago. I was born and raised here, and my understanding […]

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Knights of Columbus Present Ethical Economic Growth Plans

October 14, 2011 by  
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Zenit – October 13, 2011 CHICAGO, OCT. 13, 2011 (Zenit.org) – Finding long-term economic growth without compromising ethics was the subject of the Sustainable Investments Conference that was hosted by the Knights of Columbus today in Chicago. The day-long conference was designed to bring cutting edge sustainable investing techniques to managers of diocesan, non-profit and […]

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Cardinal George says Patience, Perseverance Needed to Hear God’s Word

August 22, 2011 by  
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Catholic News Service – August 22, 2011 OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago talked to a group of seminarians enrolled in a summer program in Omaha about the patience and perseverance it takes to hear God’s word. He also said the charism, or gift, God gives to each seminarian is to […]

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Holy Father Appoints Rev. Andrew P. Wypych and Rev. Alberto Rojas as New Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago

June 13, 2011 by  
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Archdiocese of Chicago – June 13, 2011 CHICAGO (June 13, 2011) – His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, today named Rev. Andrew P. Wypych and Rev. Alberto Rojas as new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese. At a news conference today, Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, announced the appointment of Fr. Wypych and Fr. Rojas […]

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