Archbishop Hannan funeral arrangements | New Orleans

Thank God for WWL-TV, who’ve posted the arrangements for Arhcbishop Hannan’s funeral

Wake and funeral arrangements for Archbishop Philip Hannan:

Monday, Oct. 3 – Hannan’s body will be received at 5 p.m. at Notre Dame Seminary, S. Carrollton Ave.

Monday, Oct. 3 – Evening prayer service Monday for the priests of the Archdiocese

Monday, Oct. 3 – Wake will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. Monday at Seminary

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Archbishop Hannan to lie in state at Notre Dame seminary from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Public may attend.

Wed. Oct. 5 – Lie in state at Notre Dame seminary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public may attend. At 2 p.m., a procession to St. Louis Cathedral, where visitation will continue until 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6 – Funeral service at St. Louis Cathedral – 2 p.m. Archbishop Hannan will be buried in sanctuary at St. Louis Cathedral immediately following.

4 thoughts on “Archbishop Hannan funeral arrangements | New Orleans”

  1. Thank you, Father for posting this. I was in the Archdiocese during Arcbishop Hannan’s time and our Order always found him to be a man of faith, deep kindness and understanding to us.
    We will miss his presence within the community. May the Face of God be his now!

  2. He was no saint.

    Archbishop Hannan is also known for protecting known pedophile priests, including Rev Dino Cinel, a faculty member at Tulane University, who had videotapes of himself having sex with young men in his rectory at St. Rita parish in New Orleans.

    Archbishop Hannan notified state prosecutors and also called Cinel, who was vacationing in Rome. He fired Cinel and suggested he stay in Italy.

    When the case exploded publicly early in Archbishop Hannan’s retirement, he said he had acted decisively in defense of the church and community. But, particularly because he was already in consultation with the district attorney’s office, others interpreted the move as part of an arrangement with the state to protect Cinel and smother a potentially embarrassing scandal.


    • Archbishop Hannan was very honest and open about all he did with Dino Cinel, as was the D.A.

      Cinel is actually appealing to Rome on the grounds he was abused as a kid himself.

      The bishops have always maintained that they were following the advice of psychological counselors who advised that these men (abusers) were ready for new ministry. I’ve often wondered why no one has started looking into the psychological professions who did advise them to do so. Because even in the 80’s, that’s evidently what was happening.

      But, psychological counselors are now starting to embrace organizations such as NAMBLA, so their account is obviously worth nothing.

      And, I do consider that a better perspective would have been a moral and Biblical perspective. Obviously.

      I’m not going to argue a defense for Archbishop Hannan in any actions he took towards abusers or abused. I don’t really know what he did or did not do.

      But I do think that to bring in the Dino Cinel case is stretching things.

      Archbishop Hannan did a lot of good for a lot of people, and he acted as a spiritual leader when people needed him to the most. That can’t be said for other bishops who responded to abuse claims in less clear fashion.

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