The Riverdale Press recently printed an article about the John Cardinal O’Connor Clergy Residence, a magnificent home for retired priests of the Archdiocese that was built by my predecessor Edward Cardinal Egan.
Here is an excerpt from the story:
“All these priests were ‘war babies,’ as they sometimes called themselves. Some had entered the seminary as World War II was brewing in Europe, with winds circling around the States. Many of them had spent their seminary years in the midst of the war, and after ordination, all spent their early years of ministry in parishes and schools and other assignments that were dominated by a culture recovering from war,” Msgr. John Doherty wrote in his book A House on Arlington. He wrote it during his stay at the residence. Msgr. Doherty passed away on Jan.1.
You can read the whole story here.