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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Funeral Arrangements for Tony Snow

Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America,
presents 2007 CUA commencement speaker Tony Snow with an honorary degree.

A
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Tony Snow at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 17, at 10 A.M. The Archbishop of Washington, The Most Reverend Donald Wuerl, will preside, and the President of The Catholic University of America, Very Reverend David O'Connell, will be the Celebrant and Homilist at the Mass in the Shrine's Great Upper Church. President and Mrs. Bush will attend and the Mass will be open to the public.

In May of 2007, Tony Snow gave Catholic University's commencement address from the steps of the Basilica from which he will be buried.


2 comments:

GG said...

We are so saddened by the news of Tony Snow's death after his valiant fight for life with colon cancer.
Our family is a military family: USMC, USN, and USAF.
Tony's attitude of positive thought and continuing faith in God makes all humble.
Do you know if his Mass will be televised on Fox, or c span?
God bless his loved ones.
Fred and Gloria Frey

Daniel J. Cassidy said...

Dear Fred and Gloria,

Thank you very much for your comments. Tony Snow was a remarkable and greatly loved gentleman. His death at such a young age is tragic.

I have checked the EWTN, FOX, C-SPAN, and Basilica of the National Shrine web sites and, unfortunately, have found no indication that Tony Snow's funeral Mass will be televised.

I hope that a text of Father O'Connell's homily will be published. If so, I will certainly post it here.

Thanks for your family's service to the country and for sharing your thoughts.