Tim Russert (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008), Jesuit schooled from his youth...
Extremely supportive of the jesuits and Roman Catholic church (until his death in 6/2008):
Article: The secret of Russert's success?
His Catholic education, the NBC News host told students at an inner-city school he supports.
Tim Russert of NBC was the Master of
Ceremonies at The Catholic University
of America Twelfth American Cardinals
Dinner New York Friday, April 27, 2001.
He also was given the honorary degree of
Doctor of Humane Letters by Br. Liguori of
The Congregation of Christian Brother's Iona College. ~Link
The Russert Family receives the papal blessing.
Luke's T-shirt says "Totus Tuus", the Pope's personal motto of "all yours"
affirming his devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
Political analyst James Carville and Tim Russert
Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy
Interesting Fact: James Carville who accredited for getting Clinton
elected president married someone who was instrumental in getting George HW Bush elected.
Tim Russert with his good friend Father John Sturm, S.J. -"The Downtown Priest"
Tim Russert endorsed Father Sturm's book in May 2003:
"These words of faith and inspiration are as
powerful and unique as Father Sturm himself.
Long live the Downtown Priest!"
Tim Russert and Father Sturm reminiscing with friends - 2000.
Here is a video clip of Tim Russert giving "Nation of Islam"
spokesman, White/Black race war advocate Louis Farrakhan a platform to preach his jew hating
These pictures are from Iona College which is owned and operated by The Congregation of Christian Brothers (a catholic organization)
Br. Liguori presents Tim Russert with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
Tim Russert, senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News and managing editor and moderator of Meet the Press, offers the commencement address.
The Congregation of Christian Brothers is a world-wide community of religious
brothers of the Catholic church, founded by Edmund Rice, considered Blessed by the
Catholic Church. The first school was opened in Waterford, Ireland, in 1802.
The Christian Brothers, as they are commonly known, chiefly work for the evangelization
and education of youth.
Tim Russert and Br. Liguori during the ceremony.
"Br." Liguori with other people:
Iona President Brother James A. Liguori and Cardinal Edward Egan, [former Archbishop of New York, before the ceremony.
Br. Liguori and Dr. William O’Neill, associate professor of philosophy, present Cardinal Egan with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
Pictured from left are Br. Liguori, president, Senator Schumer, and New Rochelle City Councilman Ron Tocci.
Iona President Brother James A. Liguori and Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Cardinal Edward Egan, archbishop of New York, also received an honorary doctorate at the ceremony and offered celebratory remarks to the graduates. “The Christian Brothers institutions are one of the Archdiocese of New York’s greatest treasures and I am delighted to now be a member of the Iona family and a fellow classmate of Tim Russert’s,” said Cardinal Egan. He also highlighted the recent achievements at Iona under the leadership of President Brother James A. Liguori, including the numerous campus building projects made possible by the College’s recently completed $82 million capital campaign and concluded that “Iona is extraordinary and graduates leave the College with a superb education."