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Bevilacqua, Cardinal. Anthony Joseph b. June 17, 1923 d. January 31, 2012 Roman Catholic Cardinal. From 1988 until 2003, he served as the leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. One of eleven children raised in Queens, New York he was born to Italian immigrants from poverty, his father was a stone cutter and cobbler. Although Catholic, his parents by accident became parishioners of an Episcopalian church however as fate would have it, Anthony became inspired by the pastor to a great degree and decided to enter the Cathedral College. Upon graduation...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Brennan, Cardinal. Francis John b. May 7, 1894 d. July 2, 1968 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Shenandoah born Francis John Brennan entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Philadelphia, later furthering his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare and the Pontifical Roman Seminary. Ordained priest there in April 1920, back in the United States he was appointed to the teaching staff of the named St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, later serving as official of the archdiocesan curia of Philadelphia. Named auditor of the Sacred Roman...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Cathedral Crypt Beneath The Main Altar.
Dougherty, Cardinal. Dennis Joseph b. August 16, 1865 d. May 31, 1951 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Ashland born Dennis Joseph Dougherty was the sixth of ten children born to a coal miner and his wife, who soon found himself working as a breaker boy in coal mines. Receiving his early education in Ashland and Girardville, applying to enter St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, being considered too young, he was sent to Sainte-Marie College in Montréal, Canada, eventually entering St. Charles in 1882. Sent to the North American College in Rome, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Cathedral Crypt Beneath The Main Altar.
Foley, Cardinal. John Patrick b. November 11, 1935 d. December 11, 2011 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The Grandmaster of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, he will perhaps be better remembered by American television viewers for his 25 years of providing the English language commentary for the Pope's Christmas Midnight Mass. Raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Sharon Hill he attended a local Catholic high school and earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's College in 1957. Foley graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, was ordained a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Krol, Cardinal. John Joseph b. October 26, 1910 d. March 3, 1996 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Polish immigrant parents, he was manager of the meat department of a Kroger food store when he decided to become a priest. After completion of his studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Cleveland he was ordained a priest by Bishop Joseph Schrembs in that city. A year of pastoral work followed in Cleveland, he was sent to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He rose to become a prince of the Church where he headed the Archdiocese of...[Read More] Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA