Good morning! Buon Giorno! Happy Columbus Day!
Welcome to this ritual of blessing our newly repaired and restored doors here at our city’s, our nation’s, spiritual gem, America’s parish church, our beloved Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Cardinal Egan, my brother bishops, Monsignor Ritchie, the rector of this Cathedral, my brother priests, join me in welcoming all of you, inside and outside of this sacred temple, as do prominent board members, trustees, and allies:
Anthony and Christie DiNicola
Sam and Melody DiPiazza
Judge Milton Williams
And so many more….
These leaders join me in saying Benvenuti this splendid autumn morning, Columbus Day.
You know what Jesus…