Cardinal Dolan faucets St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal

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The passing of the torch on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take centerstage at Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s residence, when Brian O’Dwyer, the activist and immigration and civil-rights lawyer, is launched because the grand marshal for subsequent 12 months’s parade.

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O’Dwyer is the third member of his household to be grand marshal, following his father, Paul, the fiery Irish partisan, and his uncle William, the previous New York mayor.

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Each the cardinal and O’Dwyer have been robust proponents of immigration, a rebuff to the anti-immigrant sentiments emanating from the White Home.

The Dec. 5 cocktail celebration appears to be like forward to the annual parade, scheduled this 12 months for Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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The parade is moved to Saturday when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday.

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