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Program Airs This Weekend on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s The Catholic Channel

Chicago, IL (October 17, 2007) – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago reflected on his ten years as spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and his priestly life before Pope John Paul II asked him to return to his hometown, during a recent interview with Rob Astorino, Program Director of SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s The Catholic Channel.

A Conversation with Cardinal George , will air at 1 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, and 10 p.m. Sunday, October 21, and will touch on many topics, including when the Cardinal first felt called to be a priest, and how he chose the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) order.

During the one-hour program, Cardinal George talks about his early years as a seminary professor after his ordination in 1963. The interview also includes a discussion regarding the Cardinal’s two pastoral letters, Becoming an Evangelizing People and Dwell In My Love as well as the forthcoming How to Live Our Faith. The Cardinal also reveals who he roots for between the city’s two baseball teams.

Beginning October 22, a podcast of the program will be available at It is one of a series of interviews Astorino has conducted in the past year with American Cardinals Egan, Rigali, McCarrick, Keeler, and Maida, and Archbishops Wuerl, Dolan, and Mansell for The Catholic Channel,

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