March 9, 2015, WATERTOWN, Mass.- On March 10, 2014, CatholicTV will broadcast the Mass of Christian burial for His Eminence, Edward Michael Cardinal Egan.
Cardinal Egan will forever be remembered for his contributions to the Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of New York. His career as a bishop started on May 22, 1985 when he was ordained in the Basilica of Saints John and Paul in Rome, Italy. Four years later on November 8, 1988, Cardinal Egan was appointed the Third Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport where he established the Hispanic and Haitian Apostolates, the Saint Catherine School for Children with Special Needs in Bridgeport, Connecticut and served as Chairman on three separate Boards of Trustees including that of Sacred Heart University.
Egan was appointed the Archbishop of New York on May 11, 2000 by Pope John Paul II and was appointed to the College of Cardinals on January 21, 2001. Throughout his tenureCardinal Egan accomplished countless honorable goals by not only the appointment to six offices of the Vatican but also the drastic improvement of the Archdiocese of New York. These improvements include, increasing the number of registered parishioners by 204,000 people, doubling the Catholic Charities budget, drastically growing the enrollment of elementary and secondary schools, establishing both a new facility for the Saint John Neumann Seminary as well as the John Cardinal O’Connor Residence for retired priests. He impressively inaugurated the “Catholic Channel” on Sirius/XM and Satellite Radio as well as authorized and funded a new campus ministry center at NYU. For more information on Cardinal Egan, please visit http://archny.org/edward-cardinal-egan . Please tune in to CatholicTV on Tuesday March 10th at 2 PM ET for the Mass or visit our website for live viewing: www.CatholicTV.com.
CatholicTV prays for Archbishop Emeritus, Edward Michael Cardinal Egan and the eternal rest of his soul. The Solemn Mass of Christian Burial airs live at 2pm (ET) on CatholicTV and CatholicTV.com
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