Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I.

An evening with the author of the biography of Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.

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Michael Heinlien’s new biography – Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I. (OSV 2023) – presents the life of a towering churchman who shaped the twentieth-century American church. Cardinal George was known and beloved for his profound faith, deep humility, and formidable intellect; gifts which he used for the singular purpose of glorifying Christ in the Church. Stephen White moderated a lively conversation about the life and legacy of Cardinal George with Mr. HeinleinArchbishop José Gomez, and Mary FioRito.



Michael Heinlein, Author of Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I. (OSV)

Michael R. Heinlein is editor of OSV’s and a regular contributor to OSV’s periodicals. He earned a degree in theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is author of The Handy Little Guide to Spiritual Communion (OSV), Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood (OSV), and the Teeny Tiny Theology children’s series (OSV). Of course most recently, he is the author of Glorifying Christ: The Life of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I. (OSV). He finds great inspiration in the lives of the saints and the spirituality of the Pauline Family, and often is found using whatever spare time he has for genealogical research. His greatest treasures are his Catholic Faith and his family. He is married to Gretchen, with whom he has three children.

Mary FioRito, Cardinal Francis George Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Mary Hallan FioRito is an attorney, public speaker, and radio show and podcast host. Her areas of expertise are human life issues, primarily abortion law and policy, post-abortion aftermath, and the Consistent Ethic of Life. She holds a degree in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Mary was Executive Assistant to Cardinal Francisc George from 2003 until the time of his death in 2015.

Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

Archbishop José Gomez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, his ministry took him to Texas where he worked in both the Archdiocese of San Antonio and Gaveston-Houston. It was during these years that he first met and befriended Francis George. Archbishop Gomez was named auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Denver in 2001 and remained there until he was appointed Archbishop of San Antonio by Pope John Paul II in 2005. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI named him coadjutor of the nation’s largest diocese, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He has been the Archbishop of Los Angeles since 2011. From 2019 until 2022, he served as the President of the USCCB.


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