St. Patrick’s Cathedral: The Legacy of America’s Parish Church

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Loreto Theater

Come join His Eminence, Cardinal Dolan, and a panel of experts for a lively discussion on the fascinating history and historic restoration of one of the American Catholic Church's crown jewels, as commemorated in the new book, St. Patrick's Cathedral: The Legacy of America's Parish Church.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York


Msgr. Robert Ritchie, Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral


Terry Golway, author

Kathryn Jean Lopez, journalist

Andy Bast, Senior Principal with Zubatkin Owner Representation


Moderator: Magee Hickey, (Emmy Award-winning WPIX reporter) 


Tickets: $10

Ticket and Copy of the Book: $30

($10 ticket + $20 for the book. A 50% discount over retail!)


The Panel


Dr. Terry Golway is an historian of the Irish-American experience in New York. His chapter, "Saint Patrick's People," described the enormous influence of the Irish in the foundation of the Archdiocese of New York and the construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral. He is the author of several books, most recently, Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is senior fellow at the National Review Institute and editor-at-large at National Review. A nationally syndicated and Our Sunday Visitor columnist, she is a co-author with Austen Ivereigh of How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice. Kathryn wrote "The World's Gifts," an essay on the spiritual mark Mother Cabrini and other immigrants left on the cathedral and the Church in New York and America.

Andy Bast was responsible for the overall project management of the Cathedral’s restoration.  His chapter is entitled the “Management of Many” and explains how the strategy and overall implementation plan for this complex project was developed. As a Senior Principal with Zubatkin Owner Representation, Andy is currently overseeing building projects for the Archdiocese of New York, American Museum of Natural History, The Dalton School, and many other New York City institutions.


About the Book

Since 1879, Saint Patrick’s has provided the faithful of New York, and the world, a place to find God amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

And now you can own a piece of this history too.

This beautiful coffee table book explores the cathedral’s narrative as told by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Stephen Colbert, and many others.

Flip through decades of photos, from pictures collected by the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York to never before seen images of the newly-restored cathedral. And, with pullouts including historic postcards and two posters, it’s easy to share the history of Saint Patrick’s with friends and family.

*Available in English and Spanish

*Never before seen photos

*Special booklet commemorating Pope Francis’s historic visit

Hardcover: 144pgs