Dear Editor: In reference to the recent listing of past auxiliary bishops (July 18), I wish to make mention of the late Bishop Ignatius Catanello’s comforting presence and spiritual enlightenment as he visited first responders at the NYC Medical Examiners Office after 9/11. He offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass under a tent, set up outside. His presence was most comforting as he reached out to comfort first responders deployed to a most challenging, but necessary assignment.
We were all humbled and thankful for his presence and understanding.
Editor’s Note: Mr. Papio is a retired member of the NYPD.