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The Right Reverend Paul Moore, 1919-2003

StoryMay 12, 2003
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The retired Episcopal bishop of New York, known for speaking out against corporate greed, racism, military spending and for more assistance to the nation’s poor, died on May 1.

Bishop Paul Moore Jr., the retired Episcopal bishop of New York died at his home in Greenwich Village on May 1st. He was 83.

In recent months, the bishop was suffering from lung and brain cancer.

Bishop Moore spoke out against corporate greed, racism, military spending and for more assistance to the nation’s poor. He was an early advocate of women’s ordination and, in 1977, was the first Episcopal bishop to ordain a gay woman as an Episcopal priest.

Moore was born to a wealthy family in Morristown NY- He graduated from Yale and serves as a Marine Captain during World War II. He was wounded in the battle of Guadalcanal and received the Navy Cross, the Silver star and the Purple Heart.

During his tenure, Bishop Moore transformed the seat of the diocese, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, at 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, from a moribund backwater church to a place where peacocks roamed, orchestras performed, elephants lumbered, inner city youth found jobs and the homeless slept in supervised shelters.

He opened the cathedral for rallies against racism and on behalf of nuclear disarmament. Some of his critics asserted that the bishop had used the church for political purposes, but Bishop Moore said that religion and progressive social policies were inexorably linked.

A steady stream of mourners visited St. James Chapel this weekend where Moore’s body lay in state.

The Right Reverend Paul Moore, the 13th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, died May 1 after a long illness. He was 83 years old. View all stories from May 12, 2003=


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