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Cardinal Edward Aloysius Mooney
Birth: May 9, 1882
Mount Savage
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1958
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy

Roman Catholic Cardinal. Mount Savage born Edward Aloysius Mooney was the seventh of nine children of a tube mill employee, who following his death, was raised along with his siblings through a small bakery shop opened by his mother whom he used to help along with the rest of the family by delivering goods to her customers. Attending St. Charles College in Ellicott City, he entered St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, being eventually sent to Rome in 1905 to further his studies at the Pontifical North American College. Ordained priest there by Cardinal Pietro Respighi on April 10, 1909, back in the United States he started lecturing dogmatic theology at St. Mary's Seminary in Cleveland until 1916, he was became the founding principal of the Cathedral Latin School in Cleveland, a position he held until 1922, when he was appointed pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Youngstown. Back in Rome the following year as spiritual director at the North American College, on January 21, 1926, he was appointed apostolic delegate in India by Pope Pius XI, receiving his episcopal consecration with the titular archbishopric see of Irenopolis in Isauria on the following January 31 from Cardinal Willem van Rossum CSSR. Named apostolic delegate in Japan on March 30, 1931, he was recalled from Tokyo to the United States as the fourth bishop of the diocese of Rochester, retaining the personal title of archbishop, on August 28, 1933. Chairman of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, during his tenure in Rochester, he promoted Catholic Action and the Knights of Peter Claver as a means of outreach to the African American community. Appointed the first archbishop of Detroit, Michigan, on May 31, 1937, as the population of the city grew, he saw the adding of churches in the remote areas of Oakland County. Created cardinal priest by Pope Pius XII in the consistory of February 18, 1946 with the title of Santa Susanna, Mooney was a strong supporter of the war effort through the Second World War, viewing Nazi Germany as a mortal adversary of Christianity. Suffering from a heart condition, he travelled to Rome by ship in order to participate in the conclave of 1958 following the demise of the said Pope Pius XII, however he passed unexpectedly away of a sudden heart attack while he was about to lie down for a rest after lunch less than three hours before the beginning of the said conclave. Cardinals Francis J. Spellman and James F. McIntyre administered him the last rites before leaving to the conclave themselves. Transferred back to the United States, following the celebration of one of Detroit's greatest funerals ever, prior to which an estimated one million people rendered their respects past the bier during the lying in state, Cardinal Mooney's body was laid to rest at the then St. John's Seminary, in a specially constructed tomb in the seminary crypt beneath the main chapel, which he had prepared during his lifetime by 1952, being the founder of St. John's. Having taken care of everything, including the brass letters and numerals, with a whole set of the latter left aside in order to be fixed in place when death arrives, the golf loving prelate rested in this spot until 1988, when his remains were transferred to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield following the closure of St. John's, who after remaining unsold and dormant for several years, was converted into the Center for Youth and Family, later renamed the Retreat Center at St. John's. In 2006, a privately financed, for-profit hotel, The Inn at St. John's, was opened to complement and serve visitors to the St. John's Golf and Conference Center. With Mooney being a dedicated golf player, he had his seminary equipped with a nine-hole golf course and their he used to spend his summers. (bio by: Eman Bonnici) 
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Bishops Section
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Record added: Aug 16, 2001
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