Cardinal George to speak Thursday at Notre Dame Law School


Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago, will give a public lecture on “Law and Culture” at 3 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 30) in the courtroom of the University of Notre Dame Law School.p. A Chicago native, Cardinal George was born Jan. 16, 1937, entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1957, and was ordained a priest in 1963. Shorlty after his ordination, he obtained a doctoral degree in philosophy from Tulane University and taught there and at Creighton University before going to Rome to serve as vicar general of his order from 1974-86. In 1990 he was appointed bishop of Yakima, Wash., and in 1996 became the archbishop of Portland, Ore. Appointed archbishop of Chicago in 1997, he was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II the following year.p.

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