Recalling the Lion

Lest we forget, this hour marks 12 years since this Stateside church, a Gotham he came to cherish, and in a particular way, the River City he never stopped seeing as home lost one of the great icons and heroes of American Catholic history -- not just a good priest, but an all-time legend: a figure beyond mighty in his time... and for many among this crowd, a father, brother and friend rightly loved beyond words.For those of us who knew him, that incredible voice and heroic witness has never dimmed, and never will.Thanks forever, Uncle Jack.-30-

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