More tributes to Cardinal Foley (part 2)

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It was no surprise that, as soon as I posted links yesterday to some of the tributes being written for the late Cardinal John P. Foley, several new ones would come in:

  • Bob Zyskowski, associate publisher of The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., writes movingly of the cardinal as a mentor (he hired the 22-year-old Zyskowski in 1974 to be news and sports editor at The Catholic Standard & Times in Philadelphia) and a friend (he baptized two of the four Zyskowski children). He recalls that the future cardinal taught “the truism that Catholic media have nothing to fear from reporting bad news” and showed him “how to love the church, warts and all.”
  • Msgr. Owen F. Campion, associate publisher at Our Sunday Visitor, was another close Catholic press friend of the cardinal. (My wife still chuckles when she remembers seeing the two of them laughing and trading stories over breakfast at a hotel coffee shop six years ago.) Msgr. Campion remembers his last visit with the cardinal three weeks earlier and says no one ever could miss seeing his profound faith.

3 Responses

  1. Sadly Monsignor Owen never got his purple dress and beanie. .

  2. I enjoy reading your posts and the tributes to the late Cardinal John P. Foley.
    Have you ever posted anything about Saint Luigi Guanella who was canonized October 23, 2011? He was a Northern Italian priest who lived from 1842-1915. He devoted himself to the poor, and was founder of two Catholic institutes, including Daughters of St. Mary of Providence and the Servants of Charity.
    He was my first cousin, five times removed and we got to attend his canoniztion as well as the special mass held in his honor in St. Peter’s Basilica.
    Sally Guanella Buckland

  3. Sally, Here’s our canonization story: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1104174.htm

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