Reading aloud this excerpt from the recently-released English translation of “In God’s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope John Paul II, Bishop Ronald Gainer told the congregation gathered on May 20 for the Ordination to the Diaconate that the saint’s words remind the faithful that each of our lives must be ordered to service.
Cardinal William H. Keeler, the Seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg and the 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville, Md. He was 86.
Cardinal William H. Keeler was a champion of interfaith and ecumenical understanding, regarded as one of the world’s leading figures in the field.
Mourners from near and far, and all walks of life and various creeds, filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, Md., March 28 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore.
The parish in which Cardinal William Keeler was raised, educated and celebrated countless liturgies offered a memorial Mass for its native son on the evening of March 28, just a few hours after his Mass of Christian Burial in Baltimore.
For Michael Ciccocioppo, whose family members were parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Marysville during then-Father William Keeler’s days there, the definition of the late cardinal’s sincerity is woven into a story of women’s silk stockings and Italian cheeses.
Opus Fac Evangelistae. “Do The Work of an Evangelist.” The Episcopal motto of Cardinal William H. Keeler embodied every aspect of his ministry. Evangelization was a hallmark of his service to the Church, say those who worked closely with him in the Diocese of Harrisburg.
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