Congratulations to Rob Astorino

copyright by Maria R. Bastone
copyright by Maria R. Bastone

Congratulations to Rob Astorino, the fine Program Director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, who cruised to victory Tuesday evening and is now the newly elected County Executive of Westchester County.

Rob has served the Catholic Channel well, and I’ve very much enjoyed working with him.  A few years ago, he came to Milwaukee to interview me for The Catholic Channel, and back in February, on the day my appointment to New York was announced, Rob interviewed me and Cardinal Egan.  In April, we began our weekly program, Conversation with the Archbishop which I have immensely enjoyed.

Just a few weeks ago, Rob and his lovely wife, Sheila had their third child, a beautiful young girl named Ashlin who joins big brother Sean and big sister Kiley.  My prayers and best wishes are with Rob as he undertakes his new responsibilities as a father and County Executive.

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7 Responses to “Congratulations to Rob Astorino”

  1. Maria Lewis says:

    Thanks be to God that we have a leader who respects life! May God bless him every day and help him bring about a strong Culture of Life in our communities.

  2. Pat Offenberger says:

    I offer my congratulations to Rob for his win on Tuesday, and he and his wife’s recent arrival, may God Bless them all. I just saw on Fox News your response to Maureen Dowd’s article in the Times. Thank You for standing up to the constant criticism of the secular press against our Church. And Thank God for allowing us to see such wonderful men like you representing our faith. You are a treasure! If you ever get over around Dayton, Ohio, let me know, I’d love to meet you and have you meet our Priest, Del Staigers of Our Lady Of Mercy Parish, you remind me of him so much. I catch your show every week, and have such joy in my heart knowing we have such fine men in the ministry as both of you to lead us through life. God Bless you and keep you!

  3. Tara says:

    Congratulations to all at the Catholic Channel for making a huge difference in your support of the Stupak amendment to the Health Care Bill that passed the US House of Representatives on Saturday night. Your influence was recognized with mention of the Catholic Channel Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union program. Keep up the great work!

  4. Guardian of the Redeemer CMF says:

    Thanks, Abp Dolan, for publicly congratulating Rob. He is a great model for Catholic laymen today. Thanks to you, too, Rob (and Sheila), especially for your openness to new life.

  5. Charlie says:

    As a resident of Westchester glad to see a catholic at such as important post.

  6. Jack Barry says:

    Learned of your blog from Our Sunday Visitor. I am a (gulp) 77 year old transplant to Wake Forest, NC. Grew up in Brooklyn. Go get em. The Holy Spirit is working overtime through your powerful words.

  7. Grace says:

    Thank you Lord for allowing Mr. Astorino to win this race. May he give him the strength and guidance he needs for the work he is about to do.