Richard Cushing

<!--[[Mosaic]] depiction of Cardinal Cushing in the foyer of the [[Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral]]--> Richard James Cushing (August 24, 1895 – November 2, 1970) was an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Boston from 1944 to 1970 and was made a cardinal in 1958. Cushing's main role was as fundraiser and builder of new churches, schools, and institutions. Unlike his predecessor, he was on good terms with practically the entire Boston elite, as he softened the traditional confrontation between the Catholic Irish and the Protestant upper-class. He built useful relationships with Jews, Protestants, and institutions outside the usual Catholic community. He helped presidential candidate John F. Kennedy deflect fears of papal interference in American government if a Catholic became president.

Cushing's high energy level allowed him to meet with many people all day, often giving lengthy speeches at night. He was not efficient at business affairs, and when expenses built up he counted on his fundraising 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. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1962
    Location: Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1963
    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1964
    Location: PAHRC Library, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1950
    Location: Marian Library, University of Dayton
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1947
    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1962
    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1961
    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1943
    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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    by Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
    Created 1947
    Location: U.S. Catholic Special Collection, University of Dayton
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    Created 1957
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    Location: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
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