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Cardinal Terence Cooke
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Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in New York City. It was on September 15, 1965, you were appointed an auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and titular bishop of Summa by Venerable Pope Paul VI.You received your episcopal consecration on the following December 13 from Cardinal Spellman, with Archbishops Joseph Thomas McGucken and John Joseph Maguire serving as co-consecrators, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. You selected as his episcopal motto: Fiat Voluntas Tua, meaning, "Thy Will Be Done" (Luke 1:38). You had played a prominent role in arranging Venerable Pope Paul's visit to New York in October, and became Vicar General of the Archdiocese two days after your consecration, on December 15, 1965. You were diagnosed with acute myelomonocytic leukemia, a form of cancer, that year as well. Following the death of Cardinal Spellman in December 1967, you were named the seventh Archbishop of New York on March 2, 1968. Your appointment came as a surprise; likely contenders for the post included Fulton J. Sheen, a television personality and Bishop of Rochester; and Archbishop Maguire, who had been Spellman's coadjutor but did not hold the right to succession. In addition to your duties in New York, you were named Vicar Apostolic for the U.S. Military on April 4, and was installed in both positions at St. Patrick's Cathedral.That same day, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, leading to a nationwide wave of riots in more than 100 cities. In response, you went to Harlem, to plea for racial peace and later attended King's funeral and you baptized Rory Kennedy.In 1969, you delivered the benediction at the inauguration of President Richard Nixon. You helped implement the reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the Archdiocese, and adopted a more conciliatory managerial style than your predecessor, Cardinal Spellman.Venerable Pope Paul VI created you Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (the traditional titular church of the New York archbishops) in the consistory of April 28, 1969. At the time of your elevation, you were the youngest member of the College of Cardinals after Alfred Bengsch, who was six months younger than you. You were a theologically conservative but progressive in secular matters.During your tenure as archbishop, you founded nine nursing homes; Birthright, which offers women alternatives to abortion; the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for inner-city Catholic schools; an Archdiocesan Housing Development Program, providing housing to New York's disadvantaged; and the Catholic New York, the archdiocesan newspaper. In 1974, he went to the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where you attended lectures on the Second Vatican Council given by your future successor, Edward Egan. Your leukemia was deemed terminal in 1975.You were one of the cardinal electors who participated in the conclaves of August and October 1978, which selected Servant of God Popes John Paul I and Blessed soon to be Saint Pope John Paul II, respectively. In 1979, you received the Dalai Lama and Blessed soon to be Saint Pope John Paul II at St. Patrick's Cathedral.You revealed your illness to the public; you announced that you were expected to live for a few more months, but would not resign your post.You had almost constant chemotherapy for the last five years of your life. In an open letter completed only days beforeyour death, you wrote, "The gift of life, God's special gift, is no less beautiful when it is accompanied by illness or weakness, hunger or poverty, mental or physical handicaps, loneliness or old age." On April 5, 1984, President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Cooke the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Remmembering you today after 30 years, I do hope someday you become a saint, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013
 

- teg
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you today, happy belated 93th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
 

- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you today, happy 91st birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
 

- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
 

- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
 

- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
 
I light a candle for Terence Cooke ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you 28 years later, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011
 

- CHERRY
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011
 

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011
 
Remembered 28 years later..died at his residence in the chancery behind St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 5, 2011
 
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Cardinal Cooke, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011
 
On your 90th birthday...born in New York City
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you today, happy 90th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011
 

- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011
 

- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011
 

- D. Arnold
 Added: Jan. 2, 2011
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you 27 years later, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
 
Remembering Terence James 27 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
 
Cardinal Cooke you are my angel!
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
 
May your soul rest in peace
- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
 
As a New Yorker I was so proud to have you as our arch bishop you were a wonderful man RIP !
- bernie sanders
 Added: Oct. 5, 2010
 

- Faerietaleprincess
 Added: Sep. 20, 2010
 
Pray for me Cardinal Cooke!!!Thank you
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 16, 2010
 
Happy 4th Cardinal Cooke!!!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 13, 2010
 
Please pray for my success in my two jobs. Thank you.
- Henry Palka
 Added: Apr. 25, 2010
 

- Happy Heavenly Birthday Dearest Angel~Rhonda Sue
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you today, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 

- Cindy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 
God bless and Rest in peace.
- Gavin Stevenson
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 
Happy Birthday! (1 Tim. 2:5)
- Jackie Howard
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Mar. 1, 2010
 

- timmy
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009
 

- God Bless You Dearest Angel ~ Rhonda Sue
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 
Venerable Cardinal Terence Cooke you are truly a inspiring man to be Cardinal in NYC, remembering you 26 years later, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 
May you be in God's care on this anniversary day
- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 

- James Burke
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." (Matthew 5:9) Rest in peace, and have a blessed Angel Day, Cardinal Cooke!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 
Requiescat in Pacem ! !
- the piano guy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 

- SAS/DAS
 Added: Oct. 6, 2009
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 29, 2009
 
Since you are in Heaven , please pray for my family. God bless you. RIP
- Henry Palka
 Added: Mar. 29, 2009
 
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