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Cardinal O’Connor’s Mother Was Convert From Judaism, Research Shows
Catholic News Service (1 May 2014)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal John J. O’Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish.

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“I Marvel at God’s Mysterious Ways”
Family Discovers Cardinal O’Connor’s Jewish Roots

Today Catholic New York, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of New York, revealed that Cardinal John O’Connor’s mother was a convert from Judaism.

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Cardinal John J. O’Connor

Cardinal John J. O’Connor, archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association from January 1984 until his death in May 2000, was a lion, a man who “said it like it was.”