Master of Arts, St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York, 1951. Master of Arts, Fordham University, New York City, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1966.
Doctor of Humane Letters(honorary), St. John's University, New York City, 1998.
Professor history Notre Dame College, New York City, 1958—1961. Lecturer intellectual history St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, 1963—1965. Judge Metropolitan Tribunal Archdiocese of New York, New York City, 1964—1965.
Personal secretary Cardinal Spellman, 1966—1967, Cardinal Cooke, New York City, 1968—1971. Director communications Archdiocese of New York, 1971—1980. Pastor Annunciation Church, Crestwood, New York, 1981—1986, St. Agnes Church, New York City, 1986—2001.
Rector St. Patrick's Cathedral, since 2001.
Member of Patrons of the Vatican Museum (secretary-treasurer), Alfed C. Smith Foundation, Union League Club.