The hole in the floor: the burial of bishops in cathedrals

With Archbishop Philip Hannan’s funeral set for Thursday in New Orleans, the local paper looks at a venerable tradition surrounding the burial of bishops: After his funeral Mass, Hannan’s remains will be lowered into a crypt below the crimson carpet in the sanctuary in front of the altar, where he will lie alongside eight predecessors. [Read More…]

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Quote of the day

“Sounds good to me.” — Archbishop Philip Hannan, after receiving absolution Saturday. Hannan died yesterday at 98.  Read more. [Read more…]

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Archbishop Philip Hannan dies

Another giant is gone.  Details: Philip Matthew Hannan, the archbishop who built an ever-widening network of services for the poor during nearly a quarter-century as the pastor of nearly a half-million New Orleans’ Catholics, died Thursday at 3 a.m. at Chateau de Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of New Orleans said. He was 98. Archbishop Hannan [Read More…]

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