Chicago, Ill., Sep 22, 2005 / 22:00 pm
The mission of the Catholic Church in the United States is to evangelize and to use its role as a worldwide institution to help the country connect more authentically with the rest of the world, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, told a 500-member crowd at the Church of St. Mary.
The archbishop of Chicago spoke on the role of the Church in the U.S. at the Lake Forest parish at the invitation of its pastor, Fr. Michael McGovern.
A former missionary, the cardinal frankly spoke of the Church’s mission to lead others to conversion.
"The Church has a mission," he said, citing Mt 28:19: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."