When I was preparing to be received into the Church a little more than three years ago, I was told I could select a Confirmation saint if I liked, though I didn't have to. I considered Maximilian Kolbe, but I was still pretty unsure about this Militia of the Immaculata business.
Now I discover that I share a birthday with Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York, who died on October 6, 1983. I knew that he had founded the Courage Apostolate. I see also that he was involved in Birthright.
Cardinal O'Connor named Fr Benedict Groeschel, CFR, as Postulator of the Cause of Canonization for Cardinal Cooke, who was designated Servant of God in 1992.
Prayer for the Canonization of Cardinal Cooke: Almighty and eternal Father, we thank you for the exemplary life and gentle kindness of your son and bishop, Terence Cooke. If it be your gracious will, grant that the virtues of your servant may be recognized and provide a lasting example for your people. We pray through Our Lord Jesus Christ your son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.