Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ireland's Non Residential Cardinals (Part II)

John Cardinal Farley


April 20, 1842, Newtonhamilton, Ireland.


St. MacCartan's College, Monaghan; St, John's College, Fordham, New York; St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, New York; North American College, Rome; Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum "De Propaganda Fide," Rome.

Pre-Episcopal Career

Ordained, June 11, 1870, Rome, by Cardinal Costantino Patrizi, bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina, vicar general of Rome. Assistant rector of St. Peter's, New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, 1870-1872; 1884-1902. Privy chamberlain, 1884. Secretary to Archbishop John McCloskey of New York, 1872-1884. Pastor of St. Gabriel, New York, 1884. Attended the III Plenary Council of Baltimore, 1884. Vicar general of the archdiocese of New York, 1891-1902. Domestic prelate of His Holiness, April 8, 1892. Protonotary apostolic, 1894.

Episcopal Career

Elected titular bishop of Zeugma and appointed auxiliary of New York, November 18, 1895. Consecrated, December 21, 1895, New York, by Michael Augustine Corrigan, archbishop of New York, assisted by Charles Edward McDonnell, bishop of Brooklyn, and by Henry Gabriels, bishop of Ogdensburg. Administrator of the archdiocese of New York after the death of Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan on May 5, 1902. Promoted to the metropolitan see of New York, September 15, 1902. Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, 1905.


Created cardinal priest in the consistory of November 27, 1911; received the red hat and the title of S. Maria sopra Minerva, November 30, 1911. Attended the conclave of 1914.


September 17, 1918, Mamaroneck, New York. Buried, St. Patrick's metropolitan cathedral, New York.

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