William Wakefield Cardinal Baum † William Wakefield Cardinal Baum †
Major Penitentiary Emeritus of Apostolic Penitentiary, Roman Curia
Cardinal Priest of Holy Cross in Via Flaminia
Nov 21, 1926
May 24, 1976
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English Aug 21, 2015
Cardinal Baum, longest serving U.S. cardinal, witnessed and made history
Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years — the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.
English Aug 21, 2015
Homily at Funeral for Cardinal Baum
Here is the homily given by Cardinal Donald Wuerl at Friday's funeral Mass for Cardinal William Baum, former archbishop of Washington, and the longest serving cardinal of the United States. The funeral was held at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.
English Jul 26, 2015
Long-serving Cardinal Baum lived a generous response to God
Cardinal William W. Baum, a past Archbishop of Washington and the longest-serving American cardinal, died on Thursday at the age of 88. His death prompted outpourings of thanksgiving for his life and a special telegram from Pope Francis.
English Mar 01, 2010
Cardinal William Baum: dictionary definition of a 'churchman'
Cardinal William Baum is sort of the Brett Favre or Cal Ripken, Jr., of the American Catholic church, touted not just for what he's done but for how long he's done it.
English Nov 22, 2006
Cardinal Baum turns 80; ineligible for conclave
American Cardinal William Baum, the retired head of the Apostolic Pentitentiary, celebrates his 80th birthday day (November 21), and thus becomes ineligible to vote in a papal election.
English Oct 15, 2004
Intervention of Card. Baum at the Second Extraordinary Synod in 1985
"The Church, in the Word of God, Celebrates the Mysteries of Christ for the Salvation of the World"
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