Emergency stay granted, New York Archdiocese keeps Abp. Sheen's remains in NYC
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In a 10-page decision, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arlene Bluth had granted the request of Archbishop Sheen’s niece, Joan Sheen Cunningham, to have the remains of the famed orator and media pioneer removed from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and transferred to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, where a crypt is being prepared for his re-interment.
However, five days later, lawyers representing the Archdiocese of New York and the trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral — who oppose the relocation of the remains — announced their intention to appeal Bluth’s ruling. They also sought and were granted the stay.