Friar Wins “OTTY Award”

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Angelo Gambatese received the OTTY Award from Our Town, a community newspaper covering the upper East Side of Manhattan. The award is given out annually and recipients include organizational and civic leaders who work specifically within the neighborhood or East Side residents who make special contributions to the greater New York City community. OTTY means “our town thanks you” and was given …

Clemson Ministry Given to Diocese

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As many of you know, the Province has been in discussion with the Diocese of Charleston for several months, investigating the possibility of our staffing the Clemson, S.C., ministry which has been served by the Paulist Fathers up to now. Bishop Baker has now communicated his decision to staff that ministry in the future with diocesan clergy.

JPIC Congress in Brazil

Jame McIntosh In the Headlines

UBERLANDIA, Brazil – The Second International JPIC Congress opened here on Jan. 30 as part of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Order. A Congress is when friars from each entity of the Order are invited to attend a meeting to reflect on a particular issue. For this Congress, almost 100 friars have gathered from over 36 different …

Provincial Schedule

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Provincial schedule for the next few weeks: Feb. 8-12 at the Washington Theological Union for meetings with the Vatican Seminary Visitation team and a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the WTU. Feb. 13-18, Los Angeles, California for a meeting of the executive committee of the English-speaking Conference of Provincials. Feb. 19-21, St Petersburg, Fla., for the 75th anniversary …

Some Reflections on My Visit to Rome

John F. O'Connor In the Headlines

I arrived on Sunday, Jan. 14, and was greeted at the airport by the Guardian of the Curia Friary, Rick Martignetti, from the Immaculate Conception Province. Our meetings began on Monday morning at 7a.m. with morning prayer and the celebration of Mass. Most days we went from 7a.m. to 7p.m. We had evening prayer followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. …

Franciscan Institute Receives Anonymous Gift

Beth Eberth Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – An anonymous gift to the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University will create an endowment that will offer opportunities for women and men in the Franciscan family to learn about their own tradition and bring those values into their local communities, cities and ministries. The Endowment for the Celebration of The Third Order Regular of St. Francis …

Bonaventure Community Sponsors Hurricane Relief Service Trip

Suzanne Wilcox English Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Alumni and members of the surrounding community are invited to join St. Bonaventure University students, faculty and staff as they mount a community-wide service effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Led by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Finance Club, Alpha Phi Omega, and University Ministries, the trip, which may be the country’s largest hurricane …

Siena Students Journey to Guatemala

Vera Eccarius-Kelly Features

In the aftermath of Hurricane Stan this past fall, which devastated many impoverished, rural communities throughout Guatemala, 14 Siena students and I traveled to three remote Guatemalan highland locations in January and delivered desperately needed assistance. The township and mission of San Lucas Toliman, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan, received a donation check, generously sponsored by Siena’s …

Parishioners Learn About Immigration

Joan Conway Features

SILVER SPRING, Md. – At our Immigration Night on Jan. 19 at St. Camillus, 200 people gathered to listen to Bishop Francisco González and Kevin Appleby of the USCCB. We had a wonderful experience learning a new language that empowers us to speak on behalf of those among us who are suffering through this recent migration to the United States. …

Regis Duffy, Franciscan, Dies

Richard McBrien Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — Regis Duffy, a distinguished theologian who specialized in sacramental and liturgical theology, died on Jan. 4 at the Franciscan friary on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York. He was 71. Father Duffy had suffered for years from acute migraine headaches and subsequently pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and incurable disease which eventually caused his death. …