Statement on the Passing of Rusty Staub
With all of New York, the Archdiocese of New York joins in mourning the passing of our beloved Rusty Staub. Known as a great baseball player and teammate, Rusty was also a great philanthropist, who did so much to support Catholic Charities, Catholic schools, and our Catholic food pantries and food distribution programs. Whenever we were together, he would say, “Tell me what you need, Cardinal” and he would always come through.
We commend Rusty to the loving mercy of God, consoled by the fact that, as he stands before Our Lord, he will hear, “I was hungry and you gave me to eat. Well done, good and faithful servant.” May he rest in peace.