The Life of Cardinal Keeler

The Church mourns Cardinal Keeler's passing

Early life

Archbishop of Baltimore

National and international influence

Retired Life

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Family, friends celebrate Cardinal Keeler’s 60th priestly jubilee

Julie Micheletti can still vividly recall a moment many decades ago when she watched her cousin, Billy, carefully apply a coat of white paint to a garage. As Billy was completing his assigned chore, the then-5-year-old Julie asked him whether he planned to become a painter when he grew up. (more…)

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Cardinal Keeler celebrates 80th birthday

Standing on the 16th floor of a downtown building overlooking the archdiocese he served for 18 years as archbishop, Cardinal William H. Keeler personally greeted scores of well-wishers who had come to celebrate his 80th birthday March 2.

Held two days prior to his actual birth date, the Center Club celebration attracted friends and family from across the archdiocese, around the country and around the globe.
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Cardinal Keeler remains active as he approaches 80

TIMONIUM – Sitting in his small apartment at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community in late February, Cardinal William H. Keeler was surrounded by reminders of a life given to his church.

Framed documents from the Holy See, written in ornate script, hung on the walls announcing his appointments. Photographs showed the cardinal standing with an array of dignitaries including Pope John Paul II, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush. (more…)

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Cardinal Keeler and the psychic reader

During a March 2 testimonial at a special celebration of Cardinal William H. Keeler’s upcoming 80th birthday, Richard Berndt told a story that demonstrated why friends know the retired archbishop as a master of the one-liner. (more…)

In his own words