The leadership of the US-6 Franciscan Friars: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province, Holy Name Province, Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, Sacred Heart Province, St. Barbara Province, St. John the Baptist Province

Franciscan Leadership Joins Catholic Bishops in Condemning Bullying, Violence Toward LGBT Youth

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March 8, 2021 — In accordance with the Catholic-Franciscan tradition, which recognizes and celebrates the God-given dignity of every human being, the leadership of six provinces belonging to the Order of Friars Minor in the United States has added their support to a statement signed by Catholic bishops and dozens of religious orders and institutions that condemns bullying and other …

Franciscan Fr. Benedict Taylor, 88, Dies in New York City

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Fr. Taylor spent most of his religious life focusing on social justice issues and creating programs that helped the marginalized in New York City – including a Harlem-based initiative he founded in the early 1970s that continues to provide housing and social services to families and individuals, among them the homeless and formerly incarcerated, who are struggling with hunger, unemployment, addiction and other issues.

Franciscan Roberto Serrano Ordained to the Priesthood

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Life experience, religious training and early ministry assignments came together for Fr. Roberto “Tito” Serrano, OFM, when the Franciscan friar was ordained to the priesthood earlier this month at a church he attended as a high school student in Phoenix, Arizona.

Franciscans Announce Departure from Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great Parish on W. 96th Street in NYC

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The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (HNP) are withdrawing from the Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great on West 96th Street in Manhattan. Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations will be turned over to the Archdiocese of New York this summer, ending three decades of pastoral service by the friars at the Upper West Side parish with a culturally diverse population.

Franciscans Announce Departure from St. Paul and St. Joseph Parishes in Wilmington

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The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (HNP) are withdrawing from the parishes of St. Paul and St. Joseph in Wilmington, Delaware.  Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations will be turned over to the Diocese of Wilmington this summer, ending nearly 30 years of pastoral service by the friars at these parishes in the downtown section of the city.