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May 6, 1993 | Reuters
Roman Catholic Cardinal John J. O'Connor underwent prostate surgery Wednesday in what doctors described as a routine procedure. Spokesman Joseph Zwilling said O'Connor, 73, would be in St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York for the next few days.
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November 12, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79. O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the court said in a statement. He had been diagnosed with the disease nearly two decades ago. After Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court in 1981, her husband gave up a partnership at a venerable Phoenix law firm to accompany her to Washington.
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NEWS
September 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors at a New York hospital have removed a small tumor from the brain of Cardinal John J. O'Connor, his spokesman said. O'Connor will get radiation therapy shortly and it will "continue over the next several weeks," according to a statement released by the Archdiocese of New York. He had been hospitalized for tests since Aug. 25.
NEWS
May 12, 2000 | SUNNY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican appointed Bishop Edward M. Egan to succeed Cardinal John O'Connor as archbishop of New York, which for years has been the most influential seat in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church. "The archdiocese of New York is an extraordinary community of faith. To be invited to serve this splendid archdiocese as its shepherd is quite humbling," said the 68-year-old bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., at a news conference. "The responsibility has, however, been accepted with great joy."
NEWS
July 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Cardinal John J. O'Connor, in a show of support for striking NBC workers, refused to allow a non-union television crew to attend a news conference at his residence Monday. When told by an aide that the WNBC-TV crew was on its way, O'Connor said, "Just tell them they're not invited." Frank Snell, an executive board member of Local 11 of the National Assn.
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August 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York urged black Roman Catholics on Friday not to let racial differences force them from the church, saying separatist leaders are straying from its message of inclusion. "The church cannot be exclusive, whether it's exclusively white, exclusively black, exclusively yellow," O'Connor said. "We are all one in the body of Christ."
NEWS
January 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor, on a controversial visit to Israel, knelt and prayed Friday in memory of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II. The 66-year-old Roman Catholic archbishop of New York City knelt amid plaques carrying the names of concentration camps in the cavernous hall of remembrance at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, which was lit only by a flickering eternal flame.
NEWS
June 14, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic escalation of the battle over abortion, New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor led a march to a Manhattan women's clinic Saturday, where he prayed on the street while opponents jeered and shouted "shame." The presence of one of the nation's highest-ranking Catholic church officials further underscored the bitter abortion debate and served as a prelude for what anti-abortion activists hope will be far larger demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention next month in New York.
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April 25, 1985 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II named 28 new cardinals--princes of the Roman Catholic church--in a long-awaited list Wednesday that appeared to be aimed at strengthening embattled anti-communist prelates in several key countries. The archbishops of Managua, Nicaragua, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia--both opponents of the Marxist governments of their countries--were elevated, marking the first time either country has had a representative in the College of Cardinals.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A former Marine explosives expert charged with bombing two New York City abortion clinics turned himself in to federal authorities Tuesday after hearing a dramatic televised appeal to surrender from Cardinal John J. O'Connor--one of the nation's staunchest anti-abortion advocates. In his TV message, O'Connor stressed that violence should not be used to fight the battle against abortion.
NEWS
May 9, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, political leaders, princes of the church and close friends on Monday paid tribute to Cardinal John J. O'Connor with solemn prayers and joyful praise in St. Patrick's Cathedral--the church he loved. Beneath towering gray-stone arches, the funeral Mass focused on the clergyman whom many regarded as the nation's point man for Pope John Paul II, but who preferred to call himself a simple parish priest.
NEWS
May 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Cardinal John O'Connor was remembered in prayers and tributes at Masses throughout the day Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral, where his body lay in state on the altar in a red velvet-lined casket. "We celebrate his life today as we mourn his passing," said Father John Ferry, who presided over the Sunday morning Mass. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, who heads the Catholic Archdiocese for the U.S.
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of mourners silently watched the start of a four-day farewell to Cardinal John O'Connor on Friday, the first day of services held at his beloved St. Patrick's Cathedral. "His work is done, and now he's home," Bishop Patrick Sheridan, the cathedral's vicar general, said during a special rite observing O'Connor's final homecoming.
NEWS
March 7, 2000 |
Ailing Cardinal John O'Connor smiled and joked as he was presented in New York with a proclamation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) presented the framed proclamation to O'Connor, 80, at his archdiocese residence. The medal will be presented to the cardinal in a few months, once it has been minted.
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October 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Cardinal John O'Connor, who has been suffering side effects from radiation therapy, returned to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. O'Connor, 79, had a brain tumor removed in September and has undergone follow-up radiation. "The doctors want to do some follow-up on the side effects of radiation," said his spokesman, Joseph Zwilling. The surgery and radiation have left the cardinal fatigued and forced him to cut back on his schedule.
NEWS
October 11, 1999
Radiation therapy left John Cardinal O'Connor, spiritual leader of New York's 2.2 million Catholics for the last 15 years, too weak to celebrate Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday. It was the first service he had missed since having a brain tumor removed last month. "I used to think that I knew what it was to be tired.
NEWS
May 9, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, political leaders, princes of the church and close friends on Monday paid tribute to Cardinal John J. O'Connor with solemn prayers and joyful praise in St. Patrick's Cathedral--the church he loved. Beneath towering gray-stone arches, the funeral Mass focused on the clergyman whom many regarded as the nation's point man for Pope John Paul II, but who preferred to call himself a simple parish priest.
NEWS
January 2, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal John J. O'Connor, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, publicly apologized here Thursday for any offense to the Israeli people and their leaders caused by his cancellation, under Vatican orders, of scheduled meetings with government officials. O'Connor's comments came within hours of his arrival at the beginning of what is now being described as a five-day "private" visit that has underlined continuing deep strains in relations between the Jewish state and the Vatican.
NEWS
September 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors at a New York hospital have removed a small tumor from the brain of Cardinal John J. O'Connor, his spokesman said. O'Connor will get radiation therapy shortly and it will "continue over the next several weeks," according to a statement released by the Archdiocese of New York. He had been hospitalized for tests since Aug. 25.
SPORTS
May 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Cardinal John O'Connor wants an end to youth baseball and soccer games on Sunday mornings. "Is it more important for a youngster to go to church than to play baseball or soccer?" O'Connor asks in his most recent column in Catholic New York. "Don't we normally give prime time to what we believe is most important? Surely, prime time for church for families continues to be Sunday morning."
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