Cardinal George Made the Difference

On Sept. 2, 1939, the House of Commons debated the British government’s response to the German invasion of Poland the previous day. The ruling Conservative Party was badly divided between those demanding that Britain fulfill its obligations to Poland and those addicted to the habits of appeasement. “Party loyalty” was being invoked to drown out […]

Cardinal George’s Brilliance

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., the archbishop-emeritus of Chicago passed away April 17, and the Roman Catholic Church in America lost one of her best and brightest lights. Francis George, the first local to be named Archbishop of Chicago, was actually turned down as a young man from the archdiocesan high school seminary, Quigley Prep, due to his polio.