“I felt as numb and emotionally exhausted as every other American struggling to make sense of the stunningly brutal murder. My own grieving, however, would have to wait. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had asked that I deliver the eulogy for her husband–and my friend.” — Archbishop Philip Hannan
Whether parachuting behind enemy lines…jumping into a Secret Service sedan for a White House meeting with JFK…or navigating the swirling flood waters of a hurricane…New Orleans’ Archbishop Philip Hannan knew only one way to operate: totally committed and full speed ahead!
The embodiment of “The Greatest Generation,” Archbishop Hannan’s intellect, wit, generosity, and work ethic were unparalleled when fighting for what he believed in: the dangers of fascism, the preservation of the Faith, the inherent, if unforeseen, pitfalls in advising politicians on Church doctrine.
Grab a front row seat on this extraordinary man’s always fascinating, ever-humbling journey as he makes his mark on the pivotal events of the 20th century–the second World War, the Kennedy presidency, Vatican II, the integration of the South, Hurricane Katrina.
Go behind the scenes as Archbishop Philip Hannan–at age 97, still the quintessential priest and American–details the events, pressures, decisions, and emotions of his one-of-a-kind experiences…proving, once again, the impact that one human being can have on history.