Pinch hitting for Cardinal Dolan, who was sick, Bishop Whalen stepped up to the plate with aplomb.
Fr. Gregory Chisholm, pastor at St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem, also helped celebrate the mass.
Bishop Whalen’s homily spoke directly to the student body and what it means to be a moral young man. He referenced the recent cheating episode of the Astros as something not to emulate. We all make mistakes, though, he said, but recognizing that, one should try to correct their mistakes.
“It was great to have a Bishop from the Archdiocese visit our school and lead us in prayer,” said Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC, President of La Salle Academy. “Bishop Whalen’s presence connected us to the larger church and his words were an ideal mix of comfort and challenge.”