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John Cardinal O’Connor’s Mother Born Jewish, Converted To Catholicism

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The mother of all secrets has been revealed about John Cardinal O’Connor. His mother was born Jewish.

It is not clear if the Cardinal was aware of this fact before he died, but his mother Dorothy Grumple converted to Catholicism before meeting the Cardinal’s father Thomas O’Connor.

The Cardinal’s heritage came into light when his sister looked into the family’s ancestry.

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