Cokie Roberts’ funeral: ‘She called us to be our better selves’

The Deacon's Bench | 9/22/2019 | Staff
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Archbishop Wilton Gregory was the celebrant and homilist, and I saw a few familiar faces in the congregation.

The video below contains the entire liturgy — from “Amazing Grace” through “Ave Maria,” “On Eagles’ Wings” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”

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The Catholic Standard’s Mark Zimmerman has these details:

Noted broadcast journalist and author Cokie Roberts was remembered as a Washington icon, a national treasure, and a woman devoted to her family and her faith, as luminaries from the worlds of media and politics joined friends and admirers at her Sept. 21 Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in the nation’s capital.

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Roberts, who had breast cancer, died on Sept. 17 in Washington at the age of 75.

“We give thanks for the time that Cokie Roberts graced this world of ours,” Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the principal celebrant of the Mass, said in his homily. “We rejoice in her humor, her conviction of faith, and her womanly ability to...
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