FEB. 14 – Leads Parents Rally in Albany for tuition tax relief.
MAY 6 – Honored by the Italian American Museum in Manhattan. MAY 15-17 – Meets Pope Benedict XVI while in Rome for meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Council of Migrants.
JUNE 6 – Announces appointment of Auxiliary Bishops Frank Caggiano, Octavio Cisneros and Guy Sansaricq. JUNE 15 – Appears with Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles and Bishop Gerard Barnes of San Bernardino at a press conference in Los Angeles urging immigration reform.
AUG. 22 – Ordains Auxiliary Bishops Caggiano, Cisneros and Sansaricq
at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge.
SEPT. 2 – Issues statement on “Immigration and Work.”
DEC. 12 – First Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon to benefit Bishop’s Scholarship Fund.