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Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan
Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan

Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan

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Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan (May 20, 1913 – September 29, 2011) was an American Roman Catholic Archbishop. Archbishop Hannan, in his episcopal career, served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and later as the Eleventh Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans from September 29, 1965 to December 6, 1988.

Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan Quotes

“All problems are reducible to personal problems. If you solve those, you automatically take care of community problems.”

“Charity binds us to perfection.”

“From my perspective… I will accomplish in death what I could not in life because as priests we are most fully alive when we die. If we don’t feel that way, we certainly have not served the cause of Christ as we were meant to. In the final spiritual analysis, to fulfill the will of God, a priest must die in life as did his own Son. And when that time comes, with the grace of God, I am ready.”

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