Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Lion... The Legend

Six weeks before the tenth anniversary of his death, the legacy of the Stateside bench's last household name -- Gotham's John Cardinal O'Connor -- will be the focus of a 27 March conference at Dunwoodie.

From today's Catholic New York, the schedule...
Archbishop [Timothy] Dolan will speak at 10 a.m. on "Cardinal O'Connor: Priest and Churchman for Our Times."

Mother Agnes Mary, S.V., superior general of the Sisters of Life, will give the closing conference at 2:30 p.m., "The Spirituality of Cardinal O'Connor."

Speaking at 11:15 a.m. will be Helen Alvare, professor at George Mason University School of Law and past pro-life spokeswoman for the U.S. Catholic bishops on life issues. Her topic will be "Cardinal O'Connor: Leader and Servant of the Truth."

Father Charles P. Connor, historian of the Diocese of Scranton and an author, will speak at 1:15 p.m. on "A Transforming Element: The Contribution of Cardinal O'Connor to the Culture of Life in the United States."...

The event is sponsored by the archdiocesan Family Life/Respect Life Office. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 8:45 a.m.
...and from a 1994 Charlie Rose interview, the man in full:

Even now, the goldleafer's son from Southwest Philly remains in a class by himself. May his words and example never fade from our midst.