Wisdom and Discipleship: Honoring Francis Cardinal George


A Godly Humanism:Wisdom and Discipleship in the Thought of Francis Cardinal George

Tuesday, April 5th, 7:00 p.m.

Wege Ballroom Aquinas College 1607 Robinson Road SE

Free and Open to the Public

The Saint Benedict Forum is pleased to partner with their friends at the Lumen Christi Institute and Aquinas College to honor the great Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., who passed away last year.

Bishop David Walkowiak will be present to open us in prayer and share a little about his friend, the late Cardinal.  John Pinheiro, professor of history and director of the Catholic Studies Program at Aquinas, and Omar Gutierrez, Special Assistant to the Archbishop and Manager of the Office of Missions and Justice in the Archdiocese of Omaha, will both speak on Cardinal George's final book, A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope That Lies Within, published posthumously.

Finished by Cardinal George nine days before his death, A Godly Humanism offers an account of the Catholic intellectual life by one of the most gifted thinkers to serve as bishop in the American Church. It draws on figures such as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI to express a vision of the Church as a communion built around the relationship of God to human beings and of human beings to one another. The book provides a starting point for the interpretation of “Pope Francis’s Magisterium [as] evidence of another horizon having been opened more clearly for believers.”