I just received word that His Eminence Francis Card. George has died.
He was Archbishop of Chicago for 17 years and a great churchman.
He was quoted saying some time ago about our era:
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
Requiescat in pace.