His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009.
He had served as Archbishop of Milwaukee since he was named by Pope John Paul II on June 25, 2002. He was installed as Milwaukee's 10th archbishop on August 28, 2002, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Papal Nuncio to the United States, installed Archbishop Dolan.
Born February 6, 1950, Cardinal Dolan was the first of five children born to Shirley Radcliffe Dolan and the late Robert Dolan. In 1964, he began his high school seminary education at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South in Shrewsbury, Mo. His seminary foundation continued at Cardinal Glennon College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. He then completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he earned a License in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas.
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.
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Msgr. Frank C. Wissel, Doctor of Ministry (1938 - 2014)
Msgr. Wissel was founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Houle of Studies for boys in Bridgeport and was Pastor at St. Mary Church in Greenwich, Connecticut for 17 years. Msgr. Frank C. Wissel passed away on June 19, 2014 at the age of 76, 1 week after retiring as Pastor at St. Mary Church.
Yolanda Cohen, Poet Laureate
Yolanda Cohen was born in 1931 at Fayetteville, West Virginia. Yolanda's writings include poetry, music and song lyrics, religious works of music and text for three Passion Plays, Radio and Television commercials and scripts, speech writing, numerous magazine and newspaper articles, children stories and plays. She is published in numerous books and Anthologies. She is married to James Cohen (known as Jimmy by his fans) and has six children.