Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I
Author Michael R. Heinlein will share the fascinating story of the heroic disciple of Christ, Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I., on Aug. 1 at the Freed Theater on the Christ Cathedral campus.
The event starts at 6 p.m. with a reception. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m., with an audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
There will also be a raffle for two free books.
No charge to RCBO ministries and departments, parishes and schools. Please email Heather Schraeder at [email protected] for the promo code.
Register by visiting Cardinal Francis.eventbrite.com.
Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I., was a model pastor and a heroic disciple of Christ. A native Chicagoan, he was told as a young man that he would never be a priest in Chicago because of a physical disability resulting from polio. He went on to be ordained a priest with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1963. He was appointed as Archbishop of Chicago in 1997, created a cardinal in 1998, and served in Chicago until 2014, just months before his death at the age of 78.
Cardinal George was regarded as one of the most respected bishops in American Catholic history. His fascinating and inspiring story reminds us that God’s ways are always better than our own.
Michael R. Heinlein is editor of OSV’s SimplyCatholic.com and a regular contributor to OSV’s periodicals. He earned a degree in theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is author of “The Handy Little Guide to Spiritual Communion” (OSV), “Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood” (OSV), and the Teeny Tiny Theology children’s series (OSV).
He finds great inspiration in the lives of the saints and the spirituality of the Pauline Family, and often is found using whatever spare time he has for genealogical research. His greatest treasures are his Catholic faith and his family. He is married to Gretchen, with whom he has three children.