U.S. Provincials Greet Immigration Changes with Hope, Caution

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

The leaders of the OFM provinces in the United States sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week thanking him for his recent action on immigration and recommending further reform to achieve justice for all. The Dec. 1 letter, signed by the seven U.S. provincial ministers, told the president that “it is a just and good thing that as …

Francis Medal Presented to New York Native

Jocelyn Thomas Around the Province

QUEENS, N.Y. — On Thanksgiving Day, Brian Jordan, OFM, recognized someone to whom he is grateful by presenting the HNP Francis Medal to attorney Matthew Dowd, a New York City native who lives and works in Washington, D.C. Brian, a chaplain at St Francis College in Brooklyn, gave the medal to this “faithful, Roman Catholic lawyer, for his pro-bono assistance and …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable April events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago April 6, 2013 — Pope Francis appointed General Minister Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, to the Roman Curia as secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life.  (Fr. José is currently organizing the Year of Consecrated Life, which begins in November.) April …