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Piers Lahey BA ’71

  • 02/01/2018

    Piers Lahey BA ’71 has been a Catholic priest for 35 years and is currently pastor of a heavily Filipino parish in Daly City, near San Francisco. His younger brother Denis is the abbot of Hartford Street Zen Center in the Castro District of San Francisco. Lahey recently spent eight days in the hospital with atrial fibrillation. He describes this as “a new and unexpected development, I guess my introduction to the ‘Golden Years,’ if there is or ever was such a reality.” Lahey tells us he’s still passionately interested in radio after his experiences at L&C’s online radio station, KLC, and he is a faithful listener to San Francisco’s 104.5 KFOG-FM, which reminds him of the campus station. In closing, Lahey shares a tale from his years at L&C: “In the crucial, terrible year of 1968, several of us from KLC were able to arrange an exclusive interview with Walter Cronkite at the Benson Hotel. As we walked down the hallway to our elevator, we saw two men and a large dog. They turned out to be Senator Robert Kennedy, his press secretary Pierre Salinger, and one of those pointers/setters that Kennedy loved. I will never forget how exhausted the senator looked in the elevator, but he was incredibly gracious to us, and when the elevator doors opened, the senator, pro that he was, moved right in to speak with CBS News.”