"This book is a real winner and about as timely as it gets. God is in action in this very book." —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
"With powerful clarity, God in Action
brings the wisdom of the Gospel to our time, answering the demands of today with an urgent challenge to each of us: the challenge to renew society with the Gospel values of truth and charity. His challenge is one we would be wise to embrace with courage. God in Action
is our key to bringing Christ—and hope—to the world through our hands." —Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus and the New York Times
bestselling coauthor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
"This challenging book begins by asking us to take seriously the idea that God is no mere ‘first cause,’ but always and everywhere actively present in the unfolding of human events—bringing good from evil, hope from despair, life from death. With his long experience as an influential religious leader and thinker, Cardinal Francis George has thought deeply about how to discern divine grace operating in the world and how to cooperate with it. God in Action
brings the fruit of that reflection to bear on a wide range of current issues with the clarity and conviction that are the marks of a great teacher." —Mary Ann Glendon, professor of law, Harvard University
"Cardinal Francis George, a thoughtful citizen as well as a distinguished churchman, knows that a democracy’s habits of heart and mind are crucial to that democracy’s political health. His reflections on the crossroads where culture, moral reasoning, and politics meet is a genuine contribution to the debate that is American democracy’s lifeblood. God in Action
is an engaging and provocative read." —George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon
Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center
"In a culture eager to shoo God to the margins of public life, God in Action
reminds us that Gospel values and Catholic principles are meant to transform societies as well as individuals. Francis Cardinal George’s carefully reasoned, wide-ranging reflections challenge readers to consider political and social debates from an eternal perspective, one in which God is not an obstacle to our freedom but its surest guarantor."
—Colleen Carroll Campbell, host of EWTN’s Faith & Culture, author of The New Faithful
, and former presidential speechwriter
FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I., is the archbishop of Chicago. He has served as vicar general of his religious order, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and was the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 through 2010. Cardinal George was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1998.