Welcoming home Cardinal Dolan
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HUBERTUS, Wis. - New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan returned home this weekend, and was given a rock-star welcome by Catholics.
The grounds at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians -- the Basilica of Holy Hill opened at 5 a.m. Saturday.
Those who attended one of the two morning masses had a chance to get in line for a general admission wrist-band, then come back for the 4:30 p.m. mass and see the 62-year-old Cardinal Dolan.
It's his first trip back since being elevated to the College of Cardinals in February.
Seating was available for 2,000.
An overflow viewing area was also being set up in the upper parking lot with a large television monitor, but apparently the rain kept some people away.
So the overflow area was closed, and everyone was allowed inside the Basilica.
Shuttle buses were also in place to transport individuals from the lower parking areas to the upper platford plarking area.
JS Online, Relevant Radio and local cable TV stations carried the mass live.
His eminence, Cardinal Dolan, was installed as archbishop of milwaukee in 2002, and in 2009, became the archbishop of New York in February of 2009.
Meanwhile, Cardinal Dolan's brother, Bob Dolan, planned to attend a book signing on his newly re-released book, "Life Lessons From My Life with my brother, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan."
The book signing was taking place at the Holy Hill gift store, Saturday afternoon.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Todd Hicks and Keller Russell have team coverage on the Cardinal's return visit.