John Lilburne's journal about Cardinal George.
1202 L Tue 4 Dec 2001
The first reading today is Isaiah 11:1-10 a prophecy of about a descendent of Jesse, father of David.
The words in verse 2 seem to be the basis of the words spoken in the Sacrament of Confirmation, taking from the Catechism:
Yesterday I was delighted to learn that Cardinal George had been elected Chairman of the United States Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy. I have a very high opinion of him. He visited Melbourne in 2000 and I heard him give the Helder Camara lecture. He blessed Catholic Theological College and spoke at the chapel at the seminary at Corpus Christi College. He seems to have a good understanding of the importance improving the way liturgy is done. Earlier this year he gave the Lenten retreat for the Pope, a role Cardinal Wojtyla had with Pope Paul VI before his election to the papacy.
I have added a page about Cardinal George becoming BCL chairman.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 4 December 2001.