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HNP Today

A blog focusing on the fraternal and ministerial activities of Holy Name Province and the Order.

Linh Hoang Defends His Doctoral Dissertation

The dissertation "Creating New Spiritual Homes: Vietnamese Refugees Negotiating American and Catholic Identities" examines the impact of the Vietnamese American Catholic in the American Catholic Church.

Two Updates from the Provincial Minister

The Ministry at Chapel Hill to be staffed by diocesan priests. Our building in Providence has been sold.

Kevin Mackin to Step Down as Siena President

Kevin Mackin, the ninth president of Siena College, will be stepping down at the conclusion of his term on May 31, 2007.

Francis Storms Has Died

Fr. Francis Storms, 63 years of age, a professed OFM friar for 30 years and a priest for 30 years, died March 23 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

Sacred Heart’s Hispanic Focus Group Issues Statement

The friars of Sacred Heart Province involved in Hispanic ministry completed their annual spring meeting on March 9 at St. John Friary in Joliet, Ill. They spent some time talking about the need for immigration reform and drafted this concluding statement.

General Council Meets

A report on the March meeting of the General Council in Rome can be found on the web at

SBU Students’ Efforts Equip Young Ball Players

When St. Bonaventure University senior Josh Koszuta began getting calls from those willing to donate softball and baseball equipment for some Mississippi Little Leaguers, he set out in his car to pick up the donations.

SBU Welcomes Home Service Trip

As images of their efforts rotated across a large screen in the university chapel, participants in the massive BonaResponds service trip greeted one another with hugs, smiles and high-fives in the afternoon of March 13.

Church Hall Rededicated to Former Pastor

Last fall, Brian Cullinane, pastor of Assumption of Our Blessed Lady Church in Wood-Ridge, N.J., determined that the basement of his church desperately needed a face lift, not only for the sake of his parish but for the use of the local community as well.

New or Changed Addresses

Boniface Hanley has a new e-mail address.