Cushing's high energy level allowed him to meet with many people all day, often giving lengthy speeches at night. Cushing was not efficient at business affairs, and when expenses built up he counted on his fund-raising skills instead of cost-cutting. Cushing, says Nasaw, was fun-loving, informal, and outgoing. He looked rather like a tough, handsome, Irish cop and behaved more like a ward politician than a high church cleric.His major weakness in retrospect was overexpansion, adding new institutions that could not be sustained in the long run and had to be cut back by his successors. Cushing was named the third Archbishop of Boston on September 25, 1944, following Cardinal O'Connell's death. During his tenure, Boston would see the excommunication of Fr. Leonard Feeney for his stringent interpretation of the Catholic doctrine that there is no salvation outside of the church.
Feeney refused to back down from his position, although it has been reported that he was ultimately reconciled with the church before his death. After the death of Pius XII, Cushing published a moving tribute to him.In 1959, Cushing published a biography of the late Pope Pius XII(19391958), depicting the late pope as "Pope of Peace". His work contributed to making the Roman Catholic Church acceptable to the general American population at the time of then-Senator John F. Kennedys run for the White House. Part of this work included reaching out to the non-Catholics of Boston after "the muscular style of involved Catholicism that Cardinal O'Connell brought to bear on issues of his day - religious, social, and political - in Boston and Massachusetts". The Cardinal was a close friend of the Kennedy family. He officiated at the marriage of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in 1953, at which he also read a special prayer from Pope Pius XII, and baptized many of the Kennedy children. Cushing gave the prayer invocation at Kennedys inauguration in 1961. The Cardinal also celebrated President Kennedys funeral Mass in 1963 at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D. Following his assassination in Dallas, Texas. The day before the funeral, he gave a televised eulogy for the President. Cushing later defended Jacqueline Kennedy after her marriage to Aristotle Onassis in 1968. 10.25 x 13.25 Signed Photograph of Cardinal Richard J. Cushing, signed in fountain pen on the mount, With every Blessing, Richard J.
Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, photo by renowned photographer Fabian Bacharach. There is a religious blind stamp in the mount at the lower left corner.
Reframed and rematted at a later date to an overall size of 15 x 19.25. You can MAKE AN OFFER. Any autographs I sell come with a guarantee of authenticity. The item "Richard Cushing -Archbishop Boston/Roman Catholic Cardinal/Signed Bachrach Photo" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical".
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