OBrien Articles

lessons from the consistory

The Catholic Review Editor’s note: The following text is excerpted from Cardinal O’Brien’s Mass of Thanksgiving homily, given March 4 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, Maryland. Since this is a Mass of Thanksgiving, may I begin by thanking each of you for your presence here today, as well as the many more,...
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essons from the consistory

The Catholic Review Editor’s note: Cardinal O’Brien gave the following homily at the consistory pilgrimage farewell Mass at the Pontifical North American College Feb. 20 in Rome. There are two reasons why I think it is fitting to conclude this Consistory pilgrimage here at the Pontifical North American College. First, for us Baltimoreans, there has...
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To Rome with sobering thoughts of home

The Catholic Review As I go to Rome for next week’s consistory, at which I will be elevated to the College of Cardinals, I do so with thoughts of the faith and ethical traditions that have long marked the Church in Baltimore, and the ethical standards that have been the hallmarks of the Maryland “experiment.”...
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