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Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Cardinal John Foley

To my Venerable Brother Cardinal John P. Foley

Ongoing coverage of Cardinal John Foley’s funeral: Many gather at seminary for prayers, Mass for the Dead

It is absolutely fitting that the two-day funeral for Cardinal John P. Foley should begin at his beloved St. Charles Borromeo Seminary where his priestly journey began 54 years ago and his home away from home during his 27 years of service in Rome first as President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and later as Pro Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Homily of Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas: Mass for the Dead in memory of Cardinal John P. Foley

A life lived for the greater glory of God is first and foremost a life lived for, with and in Jesus. That life for John Foley and for every Catholic, is a life lived, first and foremost, by the power of the Holy Eucharist.

Ongoing coverage of Cardinal John Foley’s funeral: Photos of reception of the body and Midmorning Prayer at Seminary

Archbishop Charles Chaput’s Christmas Card to the faithful

Mike Houldin on Cardinal John Foley

In the fall of 1976 I was fresh out of journalism school and desperate to work for a newspaper. So were a lot of other people. The Watergate scandal had spawned an enormous interest in the newspaper business, and everyone, it seemed, wanted to be the next Woodward or Bernstein. I sent letters and resumes […]

Susan Kirk Ryan on Cardinal John Foley

My best memories of Cardinal Foley during the decades I’ve known him are quiet moments, far away from the pomp and ceremony that are attendant to the Church and its ranking members. (Although one of my first memories of him was replete with pomp and ceremony — he was a concelebrant at our wedding in […]

Twitter report: Cardinal Foley lies in state at St. Charles Seminary

Editor’s note: This report will be updated through midmorning prayer. 8:45 am.  Here at St. Charles Seminary, waiting for transfer of Cardinal John Foley’s body. Hearse waits at foot of steps at seminary entrance, at cardinal’s home away from Rome for more than 25 years. Seminarians, faculty and friends gather in main lobby amidst subdued […]

Media coverage of Cardinal John Foley’s funeral Mass

Streaming Live on the Internet and to mobile devices at www.archphila.org beginning at 9:45 a.m. (Public Viewing); 1:40 p.m. (Procession); 2 p.m. (Solemn Funeral Mass) EWTN Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) CATHOLIC TV Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) 12/16, 8:00 pm (encore) Telecare Television Broadcast, Friday 12/16, 2 pm (ET Live) […]

Saturdays with Cardinal John P. Foley

Cardinal John P. Foley had the ability to make faith a reasonable and happy choice in these skeptical times. Well-named after his patron saint, John the Evangelist, Cardinal Foley, who died Dec. 11 at 76, drew people to God and the Church through his cheerful personality and his clear, succinct explanations of the Catholic faith. […]