Monday, April 30, 2007

Cardinal George Celebrates Decade In City

Congratulations to Cardinal George as he celebrates his 10 year anniversary as head of the Chicago Archdiocese.

In his 10 years here, the challenges have come one after the other. First and foremost was the difficulty in replacing one of the best-loved,most-respected church leaders in America, closing of schools and churches and,finally, the sex abuse scandal. He took a leadership role with his fellow bishops, but also listened to the victims in those incidents.He has been moved by the victims and challenged to come up with an appropriate response -- not an enviable dilemma.

I hope we all take time to pray for Cardinal George as he continues to lead all faithful Catholics in the Chicago land area.