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Cardinal Cormac RIP

Students and staff represented OLCHS at Cardinal Cormac's funeral

Report by Jenna Colaco

On Wednesday 13th of September, a group of us attended the funeral of the late Cardinal Cormac. This was a service to commemorate the life of a man that dedicated over 60 years of service to the Church. The service was held at Westminster Cathedral where many mourners gathered, including over 300 Priests from across the Church. The service was beautiful, with many hymns in both Latin and English lead by a choir that were clearly singing with passion. Cardinal Cormac’s nephew paid tribute to him, telling us all about the great family man he was (around 95 members of his family attended the service.)  We were told of how the power of his faith enriched their lives greatly- as well as those who met him. We got to know about a man who loved golf and knew from a young age that he wanted to be a Priest, like two of his elder brothers.

In the homily, given by Archbishop Stack, it was said of Cardinal Cormac: ‘Humility and action were part of the robe that he wore.’

This shows that an integral part of the late Cardinal’s mission was to always treat others with compassion, and to do so with ‘action’. Thus, it becomes a part of his legacy, a legacy that perhaps we should all try to live out in our everyday lives.