Top row: Elizabeth Ailes, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell; the Cardinal, Ailes and newspaper staff and guests. Second row: Zachary Ailes, his mother Elizabeth and father Roger, and the Cardinal; Elizabeth Ailes and Fr. Brian T. McSweeney, formerly of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring; Veronica Kelly, who does much charity work with the Bowery Mission, and her husband Ray, NYC Police Commissioner. Third row: Courier Senior Reporter Eric Gross, Associate Editor Annie Chesnut, Advertising Manager Lynn Duffy, and Business Manager Carol Balducci enjoy the Luncheon; the ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria was packed to overflowing, including two tiers of guests, as noted mezzo soprano Jamie Barton, far left, sang Christmas hymns At right: Jerry Tomassio, Nora Preusser, Ailes and Mary Tomasssio, all of Putnam County, at the VIP reception with the Cardinal and Mrs. Ailes. Bottom, the Cardinal thanks guests for their help with the church’s charity work. Photos Provided 3p5.jpg

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'I would also like to enter into dialogue with the many elderly persons who are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience, and who seek in many ways, especially through volunteer work, to share their stories and their insights.' ~Pope Francis addressing Congress, Sept. 24, 2015