Thursday, June 09, 2005

Archbishop McCarthy Remembered as `a gentle pastor of souls'

Archbishop McCarthy remembered as `a gentle pastor of souls': South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

"Born April 10, 1918, into a devout Cincinnati family, Archbishop McCarthy studied at St. Gregory and Mount St. Mary seminaries in Norwood, Ohio, then at the Lateran and Angelicum universities in Rome.

He spent almost all his adult life as a diocesan official: as auxiliary bishop in Cincinnati, then the first bishop of Phoenix in 1969. He came to Miami in 1976 to serve as a coadjutor archbishop, alongside the Most Rev. Coleman F. Carroll. He took over after Carroll died the following year."