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The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Mario Cuomo Edition)

St. Ignatius Loyola Church, the Kim Kardashian of the Upper East Side that’s about to swallow the far more worship-worthy Church of St. Thomas More, is back in the news today. (As the hardlapsing staff has previously noted, we were an … Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Peggy Noonan Edition)

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, back in the 1960s we were the world’s oldest living altar boy at the Church of St. Thomas More in Manhattan. And as we also noted, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York intends to … Continue reading

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‘The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy’ II (St. Thomas More – or Less – Edition)

As chronicled here not long ago, I was the world’s oldest living altar boy back in the ’60s, thanks to a deal my Mom (aka Jackie’s Agnes) cut with Bishop Furlong at the Church of St. Thomas More in Manhattan. In … Continue reading

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St. Ignatius Loyola Is Twee? Whee!

Back in the day, the hardworking staff (Class of ’63) attended St. Ignatius Loyola grammar school on 84th between Park and Madison. At the time St. Iggy, as we called him, looked something like this:     But nowadays, he … Continue reading

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‘The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy’

(In a recent post about potential sneaker endorsements for Pope Francis, I mentioned that years ago I had been “the Oldest Altar Boy Ever (details to come).” So here they are.) I grew up on New York’s Upper East Side before … Continue reading

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