Cardinal John Joseph O’ Connor, Priest and Patriot (Rear Admiral, USN)
Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal O’ Connor, who was one of my heroes. A priest and a patriot, a “prince” of the church, who never lost his “common” touch, and a champion for life.
New Evangelization TV (NET-TV) will be livestreaming coverage of both a conference and the memorial Mass that will take place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral today. The conference begins at 4:00 and will feature Archbishop Timothy Dolan (who is currently attempting to fill O’ Connor’s big shoes), Mother Mary Agnes Donovan of the Sisters of Life (founded by O’ Connor), former Mayor Ed Koch, and many more. The Mass begins at 5:30.
You can watch it all here. Just hit the “watch now” button.
Currents Covers the Memorial
Fr. Frank Pavone: Thank you, Cardinal O’ Connor
First Things reruns a tribute.