Call Me Catholic travels to New York, New York during this hour of interviews with Catholics embracing their identity in the Big Apple.
As rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, Monsignor Robert Ritchie shares some of the history and lore about what is frequently called “America’s Parish Church,” from its original inception in 1858 to its future plans to host Pope Francis during his visit to New York in September.
Then, author and historian, Dr. Patrick McNamara discusses his latest book, New York Catholics – Faith, Attitude and the Works, profiling Catholics, past and present, who have helped shape New York City. From activist saints like Elizabeth Ann Seton to affable comedians like Jimmy Fallon, McNamara’s list of influential Catholic New Yorkers is as richly diverse as the city itself.
In this chapter from the My Sainted Mother series, stories from a Catholic life, John recalls with affection growing up Catholic in Brooklyn.
Originally aired August 7, 2015