Dear Editor: I remember the late Msgr. Austin Bennett at the parish of St. Rita’s in Long Island City.
Dear Editor: The Tablet might find it interesting to note that the late Msgr. Austin Bennett and his ordination classmate, the late and great Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, were both ordained on June 11, 1949. And both died on the same day in the month of January – Jan. 31 – five years apart. They remained close friends over the years and both were scholars.