Posts Tagged ‘A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope that Lies Within’

Cardinal Francis George on Evangelization, Mission, Communion, and the Ecclesiology of Faith and Culture vs. Church and State

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Here’s another one of my favorite talks by the late Cardinal Francis George, OMI, on the Ecclesiology of Communion, given at Leeds Trinity University in 2012 —

–in which he made a critical distinction between the ecclesiology of of Faith and Culture versus that of Church and State, and he emphasized the Vatican II teaching on the Church as the sacrament of the unity of the human race (Lumen Gentium, Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 1). These distinctions have profound implications for pastoral and educational practice.

This talk requires several separate hearings to capture some of the prescient points the late Cardinal shared.

I’m assuming that some of this talk will be included in Cardinal George’s forthcoming book, A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope that Lies Within, which is due from Catholic University of America Press in June, 2015.

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A Seminal Lecture on Religious Freedom by the Late Cardinal Francis George; New Book Preview

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A more probing and prayerful mind than that of the late Cardinal Francis George of Chicago can probably not be found.

Several of Cardinal George’s important presentations can be found on Youtube. Here is one of my favorites, in which he offers, along with his views on religious liberty, something of a theology of history, leading up to his recasting the challenge of religious freedom today as Faith and Culture, not simply Church and State:

Francis Cardinal George. O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago presents Dignitatis Humanae: The Second Vatican Council’s Document on Religious Liberty @ St. Procopius Abbey, Tuesday, September 4, 2012:

Here’s the announcement on Cardinal George’s forthcoming book, A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope that Lies Within, which is due from Catholic University of America Press in June, 2015.

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