In the bishop’s own words

In the bishop’s own words

“There’s no question about the church’s mission – it’s to save souls, as it always has been. But what we need to decide is how best to do this in today’s circumstances.”    — March 8, 1978, the week before his...
Colleagues and friends remember Costello as extraordinary man, bishop, supporter

Colleagues and friends remember Costello as extraordinary man, bishop, supporter

Friends, colleagues, and Catholics who knew Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Costello or knew of him (including thousands of confirmands) remember him as an ebullient, generous priest who often introduced himself simply as “Tom Costello.” Over a nearly 65-year ministry, Bishop Costello influenced people through energetic homilies, prepared speeches and protests, personal interaction, quiet support, and private letters. He cared for people through gestures public and private, large and small. 


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