EME in redEdward Michael Egan laid to rest at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

With a full cathedral –family, friends, hierarchy, ecumenical, interfaith and political leaders, and normal laity– the Requiem for the retired cardinal-archbishop of New York was prayed. The current Catholic leader of the archdiocese, Cardinal Dolan, offered the Mass and preached his tribute (though it was more eulogy than homily) with the notable Renee Fleming singing the “Ave Maria.”

May the Good Shepherd lead Cardinal Egan home to the Father.

“Dilexit Ecclesiam.” –He loved the church.