Skip to comments.Baltimore archbishop remembers his mentor (Cardinal O'Connor)
Posted on 02/13/2011 3:32:48 PM PST by MDJohnPaul
The priest I am today is largely due to his example.
Thats how Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. OBrien remembered the late New York Cardinal John J. OConnor during a panel discussion at the 12th annual Cardinal OConnor Conference on Life Jan. 23.
Archbishop OBrien paid tribute to his mentors courage in speaking out for truth and the cardinals pastoral sensitivity in serving priests and laity alike.
To accompany him to the bedside of a priest in the hospital who was dying was a retreat for me, said Archbishop OBrien, a former New York clergyman who served as Cardinal OConnors first priest-secretary.
Hed speak to the priest about this bed
now (becoming) your altar, Archbishop OBrien remembered. Theres nothing more wasted than wasted suffering. Christ saved the world not by his miracles, he would say, not by his words but when he was helpless on his cross. Thats when salvation came to us.
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Heard O’Brien speak once. Very strong.
Bishop Obrien head of Military Diocese came to Kuwait because they wouldn’t let him into Iraq for Christmas Mass.Camp Arifjan was the Booby Prize.. Nice Chap! He Got to appreciate the 2 hour waits at the Front gate..
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