Chicago’s Archbishop at the Barricades

Francis George is not going gently into retirement.

It’s been over a year since the Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, submitted his resignation letter-mandatory when princes of the Catholic Church turn 75-to then- Pope Benedict XVI. In a highly unusual turn of events, Benedict was the one who resigned.

That left Cardinal George-whose intellectual vigor is matched by a forceful defense of the church-still on the job.