William Henry Cardinal Keeler † William Henry Cardinal Keeler †
Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Cardinal Priest of S Maria degli Angeli
Mar 04, 1931
Nov 26, 1994
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English Mar 25, 2017
Local Catholics remember Cardinal Keeler
Classmates and others recall the Lebanon man who rose to the upper echelon of the Catholic Church.
English Mar 23, 2017
Cardinal Keeler, retired Archbishop of Baltimore, dies aged 86
The cardinal was known as 'Baltimore' by St John Paul II, according to his priest-secretary.
English Mar 23, 2017
USCCB President
Cardinal William H. Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 1992-1995, was a
English Apr 15, 2008
ADL Honors Cardinal Keeler For His Leadership In Catholic-Jewish Relations
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today honored William Cardinal Keeler with the ADL Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award in recognition of his enduring work in repairing the Catholic Church's relations with the Jewish people and for promoting Catholic-Jewish dialogue and partnerships.
English Sept 24, 2007
Cardinal Keeler celebrates last mass as Archbishop
Cardinal William Keeler says it's time to step down.  The 76-year-old has served as Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 1994.  He says the Sunday service is not his final farewell.
English Sept 24, 2007
Change, challenges for Keeler
Cardinal looks to future as others remember his work for the archdiocese.
English Sept 09, 2007
Catholics Honor Cardinal William Keeler
Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler was honored Thursday by Catholics from all over Maryland and bishops from around the country.
English Jul 19, 2007
William Cardinal Keeler
During his 18 year tenure in Baltimore, William Cardinal Keeler is most proud of the $32 million restoration of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
English Jul 12, 2007
Cardinal Keeler retires; Archbishop O'Brien succeeds him in Baltimore
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Baltimore Cardinal William H. Keeler July 12 and named Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien of the Archdiocese for the Military Services to succeed him.
English Jun 20, 2007
Brain surgery for Baltimore cardinal called a success
Shortly after undergoing brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore June 18, Cardinal William H. Keeler was cracking jokes with a family member, which officials from the Archdiocese of Baltimore said was a sign the procedure went well.
English Feb 02, 2007
Cardinal Keeler tours burgeoning Gambrills school
While walking through the foyer of the School of the Incarnation yesterday, Cardinal William H. Keeler went without one of the items usually carried by an archbishop.
English Dec 14, 2006
U.S. Cardinal Rips "Revisionist" History of Holocaust
Echoes Holy See in Wake of Iran Conference.
English Oct 24, 2006
Cardinal says his friend seemingly had 'premonition' about crash
Cardinal William Keeler said his late friend, the Rev. Bernard Quinn, "must have had some kind of premonition" about the car accident that took his life during a vacation in Italy because he repeatedly spoke that day about how "he was ready to go to the Lord."
English Jun 12, 2006
Cardinal Keeler On Israel
Cardinal William H. Keeler proudly points out the photograph hanging between the set of elevators leading to his seventh-floor offices. It shows Pope John Paul II alone in prayer in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of the more poignant moments from the pontiff's 2000 visit to the Jewish state.
English Apr 04, 2006
Free of the English, free to profess themselves Catholics
Two hundred years ago the first cathedral in the United States was constructed in Baltimore. Symbol of that freedom that the Declaration of Independence guaranteed to Catholics also.
English Dec 04, 2005
Cardinal Seeking Clemency For Convicted Killer
The archbishop of Baltimore, Cardinal William Keeler, makes a rare prison visit to pray with a convicted killer, who is awaiting execution, and tell him Catholic leaders are seeking clemency for him.
English Dec 04, 2005
Cardinal seeks clemency for Md. killer
Cardinal William Keeler made a rare prison visit to pray with a convicted killer awaiting execution next week and tell him that Roman Catholic leaders are seeking clemency for him.
German Nov 24, 2005
US-Kardinal warnt vor Flutwelle der Pornographie
Handys mit Foto- oder Videoübertragung haben Hochkonjunktur, gerade in der Weihnachtszeit. Die Verbreitung von Pornographie nehme gravierende Ausmasse an, sagt Kardinal Keeler.
English Nov 18, 2005
Cardinal Keeler assures NCC General Assembly of Pope Benedict's commitment to ecumenism
Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore welcomed the annual General Assembly of the National Council of Churches USA to his archdiocese Tuesday and reassured delegates that the Roman Catholic Church -- and the Pope -- are firmly ecumenical.
English Nov 18, 2005
Cardinal asks Jews to forgive church's past anti-Semitism
Though progress has been made in the last 40 years, a continued effort to improve communication between Jews and Christians is needed, Cardinal William Keeler told congregants at Temple Oheb Shalom's Nov. 4 Sabbath service.
English Oct 15, 2005
Baltimore Celebrates Cardinal Keeler's Milestone
Baltimore's archbishop, Cardinal William Keeler, has served as a priest for half a century. On Wednesday, he celebrated the milestone during a special Mass downtown at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
English Oct 15, 2005
Baltimore cardinal Celebrates 50 years of priesthood
With a humble "I'm blessed to be here," Cardinal William H. Keeler marked 50 years since becoming a priest with a thanksgiving mass Wednesday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
English Aug 16, 2005
Criticizes Senate Majority Leader Frist's Statement on Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
Cardinal William H. Keeler, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-life Activities, criticized Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's announcement today that he will support federally funded stem cell research that requires destroying human embryos.
English Jun 11, 2005
Killing embryos not progress
A bill in Congress would offer federal grants to encourage researchers to destroy new human embryos from fertility clinics for their stem cells. By Cardinal William H. Keeler, May 24, 2005.
English May 21, 2005
A No-Show over Rudy
William Cardinal Keeler will not attend a Jesuit university commencement because keynote speaker Rudolph Giuliani, a Catholic, supports abortion rights, an official said yesterday.
English Apr 01, 2005
Cardinal Keeler Mourns Tragic Death of Terri Schiavo
Cardinal William H. Keeler, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement today on the death of Terri Schiavo.
English Mar 21, 2005
Cardinal joins with Florida bishops in statement on Schiavo case
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities joined with the Florida bishops March 9 in calling for the continuation of any medical treatment or care that could benefit Terri Schindler Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who has been at the center of a legal battle over removal of the feeding tube that is keeping her alive.
English Jan 11, 2005
Cardinal Keeler Urges Senate to Reject Pro-Abortion Test for Judicial Nominees
Cardinal William Keeler wrote to members of the U.S. Senate today in anticipation of their being called upon to advise on and consent to presidential nominations for the Federal bench, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
English Sept 16, 2004
Other Faiths May be Complementary to or Richer than Our Own
“Not content with tolerance and respect for each others’ differences, inter-religious understanding and dialogue offer the hope of genuine mutual enrichment that can provide us with the resources necessary to overcome the darkness of violence and division,” Baltimore Cardinal William H. Keeler said.
English Sept 16, 2004
Statement on Catholic-Jewish Holocaust Scholars Group
Here is the text of a recent statement by American Cardinal William Keeler in the wake of controversy regarding the historians investigating the wartime record of the Vatican. The cardinal is the episcopal moderator for Catholic-Jews relations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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