NYC Honorary Street Names


Terence Cardinal Cooke Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East 106th Street
Honoree:  Terence Cardinal Cooke (1921-1983) was ordained a priest in 1945. He served as chaplain for St. Agatha’s Home for Children in Nanuet and later was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York by Pope Paul VI. In March 1968, he was named the seventh Archbishop of New York as well as Vicar Apostolic for the United States Military. As archbishop, he founded Birthright, which offers women alternatives to abortion; the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for Catholic School students; an Archdiocesan Housing Development Program providing housing to the City’s disadvantaged, and nine nursing homes. fter his death, there was a movement to canonize him as a saint. In 1992, the Congregation for the Cause of Saints designated him as a Servant of God, the first step in the process that leads to beautification and then canonization as a saint. Documentation of Cooke’s life’s work was presented to Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. If approved, Cooke will receive the title Venerable, the second step leading to sainthood. (Ayala)

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