The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America 
21st American Cardinals Dinner

Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, April 23, 2010

Cardinals in Atlanta Back row: Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston; Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta; Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University University of America; and Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago. Front row: Most Rev. John F. Donoghue, archbishop emeritus of Atlanta; Most Rev. Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio; Cardinal Adam J. Maida, archbishop emeritus of Detroit; Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York; and Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, archbishop of Detroit. The photo was taken following the Cardinals Dinner Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Christ the King in Atlanta.

Cardinal Egan (left) and Archbishop Sambi converse with Archbishop Wilton Gregory prior to the Cardinals Dinner Liturgy.

Archbishop Wuerl (left) and Cardinal Egan were two of the concelebrants at the Cardinals Dinner Liturgy.

Cardinal Maida (left) concelebrates and Archbishop Gregory is the prinicpal celebrant at the Mass.

The Centennial Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is ready for the 21st American Cardinals Dinner.

Cardinal O'Malley chats with Sister Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., member of the CUA Board of Trustees, and her family at the reception prior to the dinnner.

More than 400 dinner guests enjoy the pre-dinner reception in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

CUA senior Kelsey Flynn, from Darnestown, Md., escorts Archbishop Wuerl into the Centennial Ballroom.

Father O'Connell, dinner co-host, thanks the more than 400 guests for their generous support of scholarship aid for the national university of the Catholic Church in America.

Archbishop Gregory, dinner co-host, welcomes his guests and provides the invocation.

CUA senior Bobby Kilner, from Silver Spring, Md., leads the audience in singing the Star Spangled Banner.

Archbishop Gregory welcomes Kasim Reed, mayor of the City of Atlanta.

Fred Favo (right) and Anne Finnegan Favo, enjoy the company of Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of CUA's School of Philosophy.  Fred has attended all 21 American Cardinals Dinners.

The program is about to begin.

CUA senior Jonathan Jerome, from Charolotte, N.C., introduces the video presentation.

Archbishop Sambi offers his words of wisdom.

CUA senior Dominic Decker, of St. Paul, Minn., intoduces the Atlanta Leadership Committee.

Frank and Sally Hanna (right) and Jim and Tammy Eckstein, two-thirds of the Atlanta leadership committee chairmen, thank those in attendence and offer a toast to Archbishop Gregory.

The 21st American Cardinals Dinner is a stunning affair.

 Photos by Edmund Pfueller--The Catholic University of America