Archbishop Philip Hannan served in the 82nd Airborne in WWII for 4 campaigns. He was appointed the eleventh Archbishop of New Orleans on Sept. 29, 1965 and retired on December 6, 1988. Hannan was the archbishop of New Orleans for over twenty years, during which he became one of the city's most recognized and popular residents.
In 1996, Hannan was awarded the Pacem in Terris Award. It was named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII that calls upon all people of good will to secure peace among all nations. Pacem in Terris is Latin for "Peace on Earth"
At the age of 92, he was still in the news when it was revealed that, during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he courageously remained and would not leave a studio in a Catholic television station he had founded in Metairie, in order to protect it from looters. Hannan remains an influential spititual figure in Louisiana. In the aftermath of Katrina he continues to help in the effort to revive New Orleans.
In this exclusive FOCUS DVD, you will hear some of his private homilies given in his private chapel at FOCUS.