His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago died yesterday. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
He wrote this not too long ago. Was His Eminence engaging us in the art of exaggeration (hyperbole) in order to catch our attention or was his warning something Archbishop Blase Cupich should take seriously and will happen to him and his successors? I opine, you react.
expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor
will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the
shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the Church has done so often in human history.”