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Nostalgia for St. Patrick’s Cathedral

May 18th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

No, not the one in Manhattan. I’m talking about Rochester’s original cathedral, St. Patrick’s, now a parking lot due to shifting demographics, Kodak’s expansion, and the diocesan coffers.

This photo shows the consecration of Bishop Hanna in 1912. Note how the entire left hand portion of the image is filled to capacity with priests and seminarians in their cassocks, and how the lay people are dressed respectfully and in a dignified manner. No jean shorts and tie dye here.

Now any function at the cathedral, Sacred Heart, is accompanied with gay politicking and celebrations of “diversity” when there is no genuine diversity to be had.


http://www.rochester.lib.ny.us/rochimag/rmsc/scm08/scm08558.jpg

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3 Responses to “Nostalgia for St. Patrick’s Cathedral”

  1. Back then and even until fairly recently, you would always "consecrate" a Bishop; today you "ordain" a Bishop. Hanna went out to San Francisco to be an auxiliary. He could be quite feisty.

  2. avatar Christopher says:

    On a side note, I was at St. Patrick's last weekend in Manhattan. The place was packed, unfortunately mostly with Catholics who didn't know or care to participate in mass via singing or praying out loud. No litergecy present though thank God.

    Good homily though equating the story of Giacomo Puccini's students finishing Turandot with our job as Christians to finish Jesus' work. Also mentioning the story of the statue of Jesus in a Strasbourg church being bombed in WW2 causing it's hands to fall off. Instead of repairing the hands, the church decided to put up a plaque at the base that states, "I have no hands but yours." This is a reference to a poem by St. Teresa of Avila that begins: "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours." The statue is still there, without hands.

    Unfortunately I'm not sure this is true, I think rather than a WW2 bombing it the statue is actually in San Diego and was ruined by vandals rather than bombs.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    MAGNIFICENT!!So much to be cherished by our faith,its teachings & its history.


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