Cardinal George Talks About his Ministry, Life and Facing Death
Interview and Article by Joyce Duriga, Originally Published by The Catholic New World
As Cardinal George prepared to officially retire as archbishop of Chicago — the first archbishop to live to retirement — he sat down with editor Joyce Duriga to discuss his ministry and the next phase of his life.
Catholic New World: What is your advice for Archbishop Cupich?
Cardinal George: Listen to a lot of people because you get a lot of different voices that tell you a lot of different things. You have to sort it out as best as you can.
CNW: Are you looking forward to retirement? Anything in particular?
Cardinal George: Yes. I’m looking forward to handing over responsibilities that I don’t feel, physically at least, I’m up to any longer. After that we’ll see. What I do or don’t do will depend upon the state of my health.
What I do in public life in the church will depend upon Archbishop Cupich’s decisions. What I’ll do privately in terms of following up on projects — study projects, writing projects — working with different groups that I’m a part of, that will continue depending upon the stamina that I have.
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