Province Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — St. Joseph Church hosted the Provincial celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. this year on Jan. 22 here. The annual observance was held at the parish’s 11 a.m. Mass. Dominic Monti presided and gave the homily. “The congregation murmured ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ throughout Dominic’s homily. Dominic recalled the joy that Martin Luther King felt in his last days, …

Religious Shareholders Force Disclosure By GE

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the successful conclusion of a 10-year shareholder initiative, the Tri-State Coalition For Responsible Investment (Tri-CRI) announced Jan. 10 that it has been victorious in pressuring General Electric to reveal that it had spent tens of millions of dollars to delay cleaning up the Hudson River and other PCB sites. The company spent almost $800 million …

Printing Copies of HNP Today

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Do you have problems when trying to print copies of HNP Today? Do the pages get truncated on the right side? If so, here is a simple three-step process for printing copies of HNP Today: http://bernadine.anthonian.com/How2/  

Poor Clares Reconsecrate A Communist Prison

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After a year of restoration work, the Monastery of the Poor Clares in Albania, called “St. Clare’s,” was inaugurated on October 29, 2005. The monastery is in the heart of the city of Scutari, in the north of Albania. The building was the seminary of the Friars Minor, but it was taken over in 1946 by the Communist Regime and …

SBU Students Make Civil Rights Immersion Trip

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Six St. Bonaventure University students, along with four faculty and staff members, journeyed to Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 11 to participate in a national student conference called Faith in Action. During the trip, which is sponsored by Samford University’s “Samford In Mission,” a grant initiative funded by the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation …

Friars Arrested in Anti-War Protest

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Tom Ennis, Pat Sieber and 17 others were arrested at the Lockheed Martin bomb factory in King of Prussia, Pa., on Jan. 16. “We gathered to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr., hoping to channel the nonviolence and the anti-war stand of the civil rights leader,” Pat said. “We asked if we could deliver a list of the civilians killed so …

Kevin Cronin appears on Telethon

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Kevin Cronin was invited to participate in the Telecare Telethon on Jan. 15. “I was on a panel with Bishop Murphy, the Ordinary of Rockville Centre, Monsignor Brennan, the Chancellor, and Father Jim Vlaun, the CEO of Telecare,” said Kevin. “We read pledges from people and joked around. It was a really neat and fun experience, and a privilege to be …

Kevin Mackin to be Honored

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Kevin Mackin, who has served since 1996 as the ninth president of Siena College, will be honored as the Marketer-Executive-Citizen-Award (MECA) winner for 2006 by the Eastern New York affiliate of Sales & Marketing Executives International. The event will be held the evening of March 22 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, N.Y. The MECA honoree is …

Highlights of the January Provincial Council Meeting

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The Provincial Council met Jan. 9-11 in Margate, N.J. The Council devoted Jan. 9 to a discussion of some current issues in the Order, the wider Church, and U.S. society. Our discussion stemmed from background reading that each member of the Council did over Christmas vacation. On Jan. 10, the Council turned to business items, both routine and some special …

Installation Mass at Sacred Heart in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. – Even though the friars have been at Sacred Heart Church here since last July, this Jan. 8 was the day when Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg was able to come to install Andrew Reitz as the first Franciscan pastor of Sacred Heart Church and officially welcome the friars here. John O’Connor made his first official visit to …

Peace in the Truth

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Peace is an irrepressible yearning present in the heart of each person, regardless of his or her particular cultural identity. Consequently, everyone should feel committed to service of this great good, and should strive to prevent any form of untruth from poisoning relationships. All people are members of one and the same family. An extreme exaltation of differences clashes with …