Join Faithful Catholics at Rally for Cardinal George

By Mary Anne Hackett
Catholic Citizens of Illinois
Posted on Catholic PR Wire and carried on Catholic Online
February 11, 2006

CHICAGO - Cardinal Francis George has been under serious attack in the media including calls for his resignation. These attacks have come from many who identify themselves as Catholic. A rally is planned for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to show the support of the Catholic people in the Archdiocese for the Cardinal.

The recent case of charges of sexual abuse by a priest of the diocese has occasioned these serious attacks. We commend Cardinal George for publicly meeting with the media and the Catholic people to apologize for the mishandling of the charges, to explain how the process in place had failed and to immediately take steps to correct the procedure so such a thing will not happen again.

While this recent case is a terrible tragedy for the children involved and we resolutely condemn any sexual abuse of children, there is no evidence that it resulted from indifference by Cardinal George. You need only read the news around the country to know Cardinal George's public apology for his failure and the resolution to get the problems fixed immediately are unique among the bishops in the United States and are a sign of his humility and integrity.

We ask you to join the rally, which is being sponsored by Catholics for the Cardinal, at Holy Name Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday February 12.

Contact: Catholic Citizens of Illinois IL, US
Mary Anne Hackett - President, 312-409-1845


Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.