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  A Christian Faith Magazine August 2005, Volume 11, Issue 1  
Spirituality for Today
  • Rev. Mark Connolly
  • Cardinal Edward Michael Egan
  • Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
  • Dorothy L. Riera
  • Rev James Turro

  • Rev. Mark Connolly
    Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts Rev. Mark Connolly started THE SUNDAY MASS on television in the New York Area in 1970. In 1993, Fr. Connolly was named the Director of Radio and Television in the Diocese of Bridgeport. He is well known in the field of Radio and Television. Presently, Father is the host of an ABC syndicated show called THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK which is aired every Sunday morning throughout the country.

    Cardinal Edward Michael Egan
    Cardinal Edward Michael Egan, Archbishop of New York, USA, was born on 2 April 1932 in Oak Park (Illinois), USA. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago on 15 December 1957 and holds a licentiate in theology and a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

    After serving as a curate at Holy Name Cathedral and as secretary to Cardinal Albert Meyer (1958-60), he was assistant vice-rector of the North American College (1960-64). On returning to Chicago he was vice-chancellor (1964-68) and co-chancellor for human relations and ecumenism (1968-72). From 1972 to 1985 he was a Prelate Auditor of the Roman Rota and taught judicial practice at the Studio Rotale and the Gregorian University.

    On 1 April 1985 he was appointed titular Bishop of Allegheny and Auxiliary of New York, receiving episcopal ordination on 22 May. He was transferred to the residential see of Bridgeport on 5 November 1988 and promoted to Archbishop of New York on 11 May 2000.

    Relator General for the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2001).

    Created and proclaimed Cardinal by John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of Sts. John and Paul.

    Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
    Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci was ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1973. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California.

    Dorothy L. Riera
    A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and the State University of New York, Mrs. Riera is a parishioner at St. Michael the Archangel in Greenwich. She is a Dame of Malta and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

    Rev James Turro
    Father James Turro teaches New Testament at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

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