Bishop Hying: Remembering Cardinal George

Note: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago died three years ago today. At that time, Bishop Donald Hying wrote a personal reflection on his life for Cream City Catholic. We thought it’d be a good time to repost it.

The death of Cardinal George marks a deep loss for the Catholic Church in the United States. His combination of a keen intellect, deep humility, profound interior life and joyful generosity made him a leader that we could always look to for insight and inspiration. I had met Cardinal George several times tangentially—at airports, special Masses and even once stuck in a prolonged traffic jam on an Indiana freeway! I got to know him better when I became a bishop and was blessed to interact with him at Bishops Conference meetings, retreats and the 2012 Ad Limina visit to Rome.
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