young man from the Bronx...
who became a
priest, an archbishop, a cardinal, also become a saint? The young
man was named Terence Cooke, and during his priestly life almost
everyone who sought his help noted his extraordinary kindness, piety and
gentle goodness. If you're searching for such a spiritual friend to
share your problems with, this holy priest and good listener might just
be the person you're looking for.
Archbishop was approached with a strong sense of collegiality, listening
to the voices of others and taking account of their ideas and needs.
Kindness and generosity marked his tenure as Cardinal, as they marked
his entire life. He met hostility with compassion and understanding; he
responded to insults with gentleness, and he led his flock with an
almost Christ like concern for the welfare of all.