John Cardinal O'Connor

John Joseph O'Connor was an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of New York from 1984 until his death in 2000, and was created a cardinal in 1985. He previously served as auxiliary bishop of Archdiocese for the Military Services (1979–83) and Bishop of Scranton (1983–84).

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In a Hospital Room…

Nothing quite focuses one as does a hospital room. Sounds of the day’s news swirl around, heels clatter, subdued traffic noises lose their urgency as they float upward. The world goes on but makes little impact. One filters through tests that have been taken, and analyses offered, conjectures of what may be. Friendly, serious men … Read more

Documentation: The Freedom to Kill Your Child

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by the Archbishop of New York to his parish priests to be read during all Masses offered on January 20 and 21. With much of the world I rejoiced that the peoples of Romania, after living for so long in virtual slavery, were suddenly confronted with the possibility … Read more

A Light to the World

For those of you accustomed to our Catholic ways, it will be noted that we do not have a casket present here because Mrs. Luce was in fact buried on Sunday [October 11]. We offer the Mass nonetheless for what we speak of as the repose of her soul. She was a great and wondrous … Read more

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