Catholics remember Cardinal Keeler

By | September 2, 2019


BALTIMORE AND NEWS 8’S SUSAN SHAPIRO BEGINS OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT. SUSAN: HUNDREDS GATHERED AT THE CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN FOR THE FUNERAL MASS FOR CARDINAL KEELER WHO DIED LAST WEEK AT AGE 86. THEY HELD THESE PROGRAMS THAT INCLUDE PHOTOS AND QUOTES FROM THE CARDINAL . THERE WAS MUSIC AND RITUAL PRAYERS FOR THE MAN WHO HEADED THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE FOR 18 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING IN 2007. CARDINAL’S ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK GAVE THE HOMILY, SAYING HE AND THE CARDINAL SHARED A LOVE OF HISTORY. ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM LAURIE OF BALTIMORE CELEBRATED THE MASS.>>LET US KNOW FORGET WILLIAM CARDINAL KEELER, IN THE DAYS, THE MONTHS, AND THE YEARS THAT LIE AHEAD. EVEN AS WE REMEMBER HIS FRIENDSHIP AND HIS ACHIEVE ACHIEVEMENTS LET US NOT FORGET ABOUT HIS SOUL.>>THE ARCHBISHOP THANKED THE CARDINALS FAMILY FORGIVING HIM TO THE CHURCH AND THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR FOR GIVING HIM WONDERFUL CARE IN HIS FINAL DAYS. FOLLOWING THE FUNERAL MASS, THE CARDINAL’S BODY WAS RETURNED TO THE BASILICA TO BE ENTOMBED UNDER THE HIGH ALTAR. SUSAN SHAPIRO, NEWS 8. RON: SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY’S SAYING GOOD-BYE TO THE LEBANON COUNTY NATIVE. NEWS 8’S BARBARA BARR CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE, LIVE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LEBANON. BARBARA: RON, A SERVICE FOR CARDINAL KEELER WILL BE HELD HERE AT ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSINGED VIRGIN MARY CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN LEBANON. IT BEGINS AT 7:00 TONIGHT. IRONICALLY CARDINAL KEELER’S LAST PUBLIC VISIT TO LEBANON WAS RIGHT HERE AT THIS CHURCH IN 2010 TO CELEBRATE ITS BY CENTENNIAL AND WHEN YOU WALK INSIDE, THERE’S A MONTAGE OF PHOTOS OF CARDINAL KEELER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THAT WILL GREET YOU. HE GREW UP IN LEBANON, HE WENT TO ST. MARY’S SCHOOL AND LATER LEBANON CATHOLIC SCHOOL. HIS BOYHOOD FRIEND SAID HE ALWAYS HAD A CALLING TO GO INTO THE CHURCH. HE LEFT LEBANON CATHOLIC BEFORE GRADUATING BECAUSE EPPED TO GET TO THE SEMINARY. HE WAS ALSO AN EAGLE SCOUT AND FRIENDS REMEMBER HIM AS AN EVANGELIST. THEY SAY THAT’S PART OF HIS LEGACY, THE FACT THAT HE REACHED OUT TO THOSE FROM OTHER RELIGIONS, PROTESTANT AND JEWS ALIKE. AND ALSO, OF COURSE, HIS RENOVATION WORK AT THE BASILICA IN BALTIMORE WHERE WE SAW THAT SERVICE TODAY. SO A LOT TO REMEMBER TONIGHT FOR CARDINAL KEELER, HE DIED LAST WEEK AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT ABOUT A DECADE AGO. BUT MOURNERS WILL BE COMING HERE FOR THE SERVICE. IT WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 AND WE’LL HAVE COVERAGE OF THAT, OF COURSE, LATER TONIGHT ON NEWS 8. I’M BARBARA BARR, LIVE IN LEBANON FOR NEWS 8. RON: ALSO WGAL WILL BE LIVE

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