JASPER JOTTINGS Week 28 – 2008 JULY 13




POSITRACTION: Following one’s own vision

JObit: Ginty, Thomas F. (MC1961)

JObit: Sclafani, Robert C. Sr. (MC?????)

JFound: Somers, Andrew Lawrence (MC????)

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) asks “Are you sure … …”

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) jumps on ’social justice’ topic

JObit: McGuire, James P. (MC????)

JEMAIL: Insull, Bob (MC1963) instructs the CIC to read the Gospels and Rerum Novarum

JEMAIL: Antenucci. John (MC1960) cites “Foundation of Catholic Social Doctrines” by Calderone, Adrian (MC1971)

JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) poems published

JFound: Melendez, Ana (MC2012) (on FACEBOOK)

JObit: Barnes, Rev Robert W. (MC????)

MFOUND: Catholic scholars group: Diocese should recognize union

JNEWS: Saltarelli, Michael A. (MC1975) named the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington

JObit: Johannes, George R.(MC1962)

JNews: Congrats to the Jasper Olympians…

JNews: Rosen, Ann (MC????)

JEmail: Fsadni, Carl G. (MC1979) has a LinkedIn MC group

JNews: Tramontano, William A. (MC1976)

MFound: Manhattan School of Visual Arts?

JFound: Killoran, Steve (MC1975)

JFound: Murray, Eileen K. (MC1980)

ENDNOTE: Lead by example?


POSITRACTION: Following one’s own vision

Ore. man completes flight of fancy - in lawn chair

By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 31 minutes ago

CAMBRIDGE, Idaho - Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.

[JR: You have to follow your dreams, wherever they may lead you. And, no matter how funny they seem to others. It takes stones to endure the ridicule of the boobs. They often have no vision of their own and content themselves with pulling sown others.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 6 2008 8:21 AM



JObit: Ginty, Thomas F. (MC1961)

Thomas F. Ginty

GINTY Thomas F. Ginty Active in Catholic parishes, of Glen Rock, 68 Thomas F. Ginty, 68, died Wednesday, July 2, 2007. Family and friends may visit Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, 201-444-7650. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Ridgewood. Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, www.feeneyfuneralhome.com. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Thomas lived in Glen Rock for 38 years. He graduated from Manhattan College and then earned his MBA from St. Johns University. Thomas had a successful 45year business career and remained active in the local parishes of St. Catharines in Glen Rock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ridgewood. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Cronin), and loving father of John, Caroline and Thomas Ginty. Predeceased by his sister, Elaine Ginty, and his brother, Kenneth Ginty, he is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomass memory to Calvary Hospital Calvary Fund, 1740 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, N.Y. 10461.

Published in the Star-Ledger from 7/5/2008 - 7/6/2008.

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Ginty, Thomas F. (MC1961)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 6 2008 12:38 PM

    * Updated: Tue, Jul 8 2008 9:38 PM



JObit: Sclafani, Robert C. Sr. (MC?????)




Robert C. Sclafani Sr

ROBERT C. SCLAFANI, SR 90, passed away on July 3, 2008 at Stamford Hospital from cardio pulmonary arrest. Robert was the son of the late Gus and Jenny Sclafani of the Gus Sclafani Italian Import Food Business. He was a lifelong Stamford resident, he graduated from Stamford High School, attended Clark Prep School at Hanover, NH, he also attended Manhattan College in Manhattan, NY, and worked in the family grocery business in Glenbrook, CT. Robert was an army veteran who served many years on active duty during WWII, and a long-time member of the Italian Center, who also loved sports. He was predeceased by a son Augustus William and his wife Helen Marie. He is survived by his son Robert Charles Sclafani, Jr. There will be a wake held on Monday July 7, 2008 at Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave, Stamford, CT from 6-8 PM. Also the next morning on Tuesday from 9-10 AM. There will be no procession to the cemetery. Burial will be private.

Published in the StamfordAdvocate from 7/5/2008 - 7/6/2008.



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Sclafani, Robert C. Sr. (MC?????)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 6 2008 1:00 PM



JFound: Somers, Andrew Lawrence (MC????)



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SOMERS, Andrew Lawrence, (1895 - 1949)

SOMERS, Andrew Lawrence, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 21, 1895; attended St. Teresa’s Academy in Brooklyn, Brooklyn College Preparatory School, Manhattan College, and New York University in New York City; engaged in dry color and chemical business; during the First World War enlisted on July 18, 1917, as a hospital apprentice, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force; subsequently served as ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps and was then appointed a naval aviator on September 17, 1918; proceeded to foreign service on September 30, 1918, and served until honorably discharged March 4, 1919; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in St. Albans, Long Island, N.Y., April 6, 1949; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Seventy-second through Seventy-eighth Congresses), Committee on Mines and Mining (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Eighty-first Congress); interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Somers, Andrew Lawrence (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 6 2008 8:19 PM



JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) asks “Are you sure … …”

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:46 PM

To: Jasperfjohn Reinke

Subject: Re: MFound: MC gets attribution

Dear John,

Are you sure that he was not one of ours? I kind of remember something like this involving one of “ours”.


[JR: Not positive; now that you ask. I don't remember it that way.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 6 2008 8:23 PM



JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) jumps on ’social justice’ topic

From: Michael Toner

Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 2:56 PM

Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 – 2008 JULY 06

Dear John,

In response to Mark Mangone’s note about Jesus and Social Justice, you wrote:

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” –Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:315

Government’s PROPER role is to protect rights; nothing else. No social justice. No dole. No all sorts of stuff — social security, funny money, aggressive wars, drug prohibition, income tax, etc. etc. etc. etc.

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Note that the government is instituted to “secure these rights” - I think that many of the government programs that you decry are simply “securing” those rights for a portion of the people that are in some way being denied the rights by the actions of others.

mike toner

buffalo, ny

BEE ‘72

[JR: Two things: Where does the dole become a 'inalienable right' that I have to pay for? Where does the minority get to decide what the majority will pay for? Social Justice means protecting everyone's rights to be left alone in peace. L, L, and PofH! Unfortunately, 'social justice' is a code word for more government control of society. Higher taxes, more dole, less personal responsibility. Sorry, the concept of 'inalienable rights' flows from the Lockian concept of 'negative rights'; you have a right to be free of interference, not a right to something that some else has produced. Charity freely given -- fine; welfare paid for a the point of a gun -- slavery. So how much of a slave are you? I figure they got me for 90%!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 7 2008 8:29 AM



JObit: McGuire, James P. (MC????)



July 6, 2008

JAMES P. McGUIRE, 78, of DEAL, died Saturday, July 5. He was born in New York City and lived in Deal for 42 years. Jim was a Marine Corps Veteran and a graduate of Manhattan College. He worked for years at Concurrent Computer Corp., Oceanport retiring as V.P. of Manufacturing. He volunteered at the SPCA and could often be seen walking the dogs from the shelter. Jim was active in the Deal Historical Society and enjoyed researching the history of the borough’s Centennial homes.

Surviving are his wife Dora, and three children, Kevin, Betty Anne and Cathy McGuire; a brother, Jack McGuire and two grandchildren, Kate and Owen Bemis.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Buckley Funeral Home, 509 Second Ave., Asbury Park, with a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the SPCA.

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McGuire, James P.  (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 7 2008 9:54 AM



JEMAIL: Insull, Bob (MC1963) instructs the CIC
to read the Gospels and Rerum Novarum

From: “Bob Insull

Date: Mon Jul 7, 2008 2:01 pm

Subject: Re: JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 � 2008 JULY 06

In response to Mark Mangone’s (’77)comment about Jesus and justice in the week 27 edition you wrote:

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“I wasn’t around in Jesus’ time, so I don’t know what he favored. The purpose of the American Government, which has morphed into the Gooferment we have now, started out as:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government …..”

Government’s PROPER role is to protect rights; nothing else. No social justice. No dole. No all sorts of stuff social security, funny money, aggressive wars, drug prohibition, income tax, etc. etc. etc. etc.

“Social Justice” is a code word for government welfare.

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I believe you cite the wrong reference document. Rather than the philosophical treatise on the nature of government contained in the Declaration of Independence (an attempt in part by men about to commit treason to justify their actions on the world stage and hopefully save their necks from the noose) you should quote the preamble to the constitution, as clear an attempt to define the legitimate agenda of government as you will ever find.

The framers begin their effort to establish a new government by stating: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

There it is! Plain and simple. But note that “welfare” (ooooh!) ranks up there among the six reasons. (But perhaps the over-simplification of always thinking of it as “Gooferment” has eroded your capacity for more subtle analysis.)

And, If, because you weren’t there you don’t know what Jesus said about social justice, you might want to re-read the gospels (and throw in a smattering of encyclicals - start with Rerum Novarum and work forward). It isn’t that hard to know where Jesus would stand.

Bob Insull (’63)

[JR: Do I detect a little ad holmium argument? And, I am sure in your next missive, you will explain how some subset of people 200 years ago binds me to a contract for me to pay every freeloader who can figure out a way to get on the dole today? Plymouth Colony starved for two years under socialism; thriving only when they converted to 'capitalism'. And, perhaps you can lecture me on how 'general welfare' becomes specific 'individual welfare' in the form of payments to four generations of 'welfare farmers' who just happen to block vote correctly? Perhaps you can also correct my illusion of 'gooferment' by pointing out any ONE program that is effectively efficient or efficiently effective? As far as the Gospels, surely even an educated Jasper as yourself, will acknowledge that these were by put pen to paper about one hundred years after he walked the earth, so may have not captured exactly His thinking. And, reading papal encyclicals will certainly shed a lot of light on American Socialism. No, sorry, I think that we will just have to agree to disagree agreeably.]

    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 7 2008 9:04 PM



JEMAIL: Antenucci. John (MC1960) cites “Foundation
of Catholic Social Doctrines” by Calderone, Adrian (MC1971)

From: Ronijohn Antenucci

Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 11:52 PM

Subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 – 2008 JULY 06

John, I just came across an article in “homilitic & pastoral review” October 2007. There was an article by a Manhattan College graduate, Adrian Calderone. It does not specify the year of his graduation, although it specifies his degrees in B.Ch.E and M.E. in Chemical Engineering. The title of the article is Foundation of Catholic Social Doctrines. The paragraphs cover 1. Natural Law; 2. Human Dignity; 3. Fellowship; 4. Purpose; 5. Environment; finally 6. Application.

Deacon John E. Antenucci

[JR: I googled it and found him and the article.]


Foundation of Catholic Social Doctrines

by Adrian Calderone

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Catholic social doctrines are catholic in a double sense. First, they are taught by the Catholic Church. Second, they are catholic, or universal, in scope. They apply to everyone regardless of religion. Catholic social precepts are universal because their foundation is derived from what is common to all human beings. This foundation comprises principles of natural law, human dignity and fellowship.

1. Natural Law

Natural law is the law of nature.1 We can define natural law as the prescriptions for human conduct derived from reason as applied to the nature of things. By “prescriptions for human conduct” I mean what we ought to do or not to do. Reason, of course, is a fundamental basis for any law. There’s the old saying that where reason ends, so ends the law. And by the nature of things we mean reality, the way things act by their nature, and that includes human nature. This definition also presupposes some purpose. The Ten Commandments are a concise statement of natural law principles.

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Adrian Calderone graduated from Manhattan College with B.Ch.E and M.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering. He spent more than three years living and traveling in Asia. Having earned his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, he now practices intellectual property law. He and his wife Jo live in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have three daughters. His last article in HPR appeared in February 2005.

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[JR: Which we reported December 23, 2007. But it was an excellent work especially for an injineer.]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1960.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 7 2008 9:23 PM

    * Updated: Thu, Jul 10 2008 7:50 PM



JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn (MC1989) poems published


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (1989, Arts & Sciences) has had four of her poems published in the July 2008 issue of The Mount Vernon Inquirer


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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 7 2008 9:34 PM



JFound: Melendez, Ana (MC2012) (on FACEBOOK)

By Jasper John 68 on Reporting from FACEBOOK




Melendez, Ana (MC2012)

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Networks: Cathedral High School

Manhattan College ‘12

Sex: Female

Relationship Status: In a Relationship

Birthday: September 28, 1990

Hometown: New York, NY

Political Views: Obama!

Religious Views: Roman Catholic

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[JR: Jaspers are getting so much younger!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 8 2008 8:02 AM



JObit: Barnes, Rev Robert W. (MC????)


http://tinyurl.com/5ofp85Reverend Robert W. Barnes  

Reverend Robert W. Barnes Retired Priest of the Diocese of Nowich December 25, 1921 - July 5, 2008 Norwich - The Reverend Robert W. Barnes, retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Brooklyn, he was 86. Father Barnes had been a lifelong educator and a pastor of several parishes in the diocese, including Our Lady of Grace Parish on Fishers Island, from where he retired in 2002. Father Barnes was born in Rumford, Rhode Island, December 25, 1921, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Barnes Sr. Father Barnes was a graduate of Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., and received a Master of Arts degree in Constitutional Law from Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York. After serving as a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers for 30 years, he attended Pope John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA, to prepare for the priesthood. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at Pope John XXIII. Father Barnes was ordained to the priesthood on February 23, 1980 by Bishop Daniel P. Reilly at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich, Ct. Serving as pastor and teacher in the diocese, Father Barnes went on to complete his Ph. D. studies at St. John’s University, Queens, New York. In 1981, he was appointed principal of Saint Bernard High School in Uncasville. There he is remembered as having been instrumental in securing accreditation for St. Bernard from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Among his many distinguished recognitions were a Wall Street Journal Fellowship and a special Educational Television Grant from Brown University. Father Barnes is survived by two brothers, Peter Barnes, Jr. of Edison, New Jersey and Dr. Kenneth A. Barnes of Cranston, Rhode Island; a sister, Elizabeth Pavilon of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, William Barnes of West Hartford. The Transfer of the Body to Saint Joseph Church in Occum will take place at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008. Following that ceremony, his body will lie in state from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. A Parish Mass will be celebrated for his repose on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich on Friday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s. The homilist will be Father Robert Washabaugh. Burial will be in the priests’ plot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich. Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson Street in Willimantic is handling the arrangements. Donations may be made in honor of Father Barnes to: Saint Bernard High School Endowment Trust Fund, 201 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360. For online memorial guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Norwich Bulletin on 7/8/2008.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 8 2008 9:12 AM



MFOUND: Catholic scholars group: Diocese should recognize union



Catholic scholars group: Diocese should recognize union




More than 150 Catholic workers rights and social justice scholars are now showing support for the teachers union the Diocese of Scranton refuses to recognize.

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The Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, an organization of more than 150 scholars engaged in research, teaching and publication on Catholic social teaching, issued a release Monday calling for the diocese to recognize the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers as a collective bargaining unit.

“There’s a violation of Catholic teaching here,” Joseph Fahey, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, and the organization’s chairman, said Monday. “We thought this was pretty much an open and shut case.”

Fahey studied all aspects of the conflict between the diocese and the union, visited the region and then wrote a report that he circulated to the organization’s members.

Members of the organization’s steering committee include scholars from Harvard Law School, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame. King’s College professor the Rev. Patrick J. Sullivan, C.S.C., Ph.D., who wrote a letter to news outlets this year criticizing Bishop Joseph F. Martino and the diocese, is also a member of the group.

The organization, which formed about five months ago and has grown rapidly, decided to endorse the teachers.

“Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice calls upon the Diocese of Scranton to end its campaign against the diocesan teachers’ right to free association,” the statement read.

Michael Milz, the president of the teachers union, said the statement represents the support the union has received from countless individuals, including religious scholars.

“I think it’s terrific,” Milz said. “It comes from some pretty heavy hitters.”

In January, the diocese announced it would not recognize the union and has instead implemented an employee relations program which focuses on issues such as wages, benefits, working conditions and the grievance process.

In a statement issued Monday, the diocese stated it “respects the right of individuals or groups to express their opinions.”

“In turn, the diocese asks those individuals and groups to respect the fact that a Bishop is responsible for the apostolate of Catholic education in his diocese, and he has the right to manage the personnel practices in his diocese as he sees fit to best fulfill that apostolate.”

The diocese’s statement also noted that there is no “campaign” by the diocese “against teachers’ rights,” which was suggested in the organization’s statement.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 8 2008 7:58 PM



JNEWS: Saltarelli, Michael A. (MC1975) named
the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington




Timeline: Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli

The News Journal • July 8, 2008

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Significant dates in the life and vocation of Michael A. Saltarelli, the eighth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.



Born in Jersey City, N.J. While Michael Saltarelli was first drawn to Wall Street, a priest kept challenging him to take a vocation in the church. One day he told the priest, “Father, I’m not worthy.” The priest said, “I know you’re not worthy but are you willing?”


Saltarelli, who has a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Seton Hall University, graduates from Immaculate Conception Seminary and is ordained a priest. He is assigned to a Nutley, N.J., parish, and stays for 17 years.


Receives a master’s degree in religious studies from Manhattan College.

1977 to 1985

Pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Bayonne, N.J., a trilingual parish. He learns enough Spanish to celebrate Mass, administer sacraments and give the homily.

1985 to 1990

Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove, N.J.

1990 to 1995

Consecrated bishop and serves as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Newark, N.J.


At an annual bishop’s meeting, an official U.S. representative for Pope John Paul II taps Saltarelli on the shoulder and says, “The Holy Father has made you bishop of Wilmington.”


Saltarelli, 63, appointed by Pope John Paul II, is installed as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. He succeeds Bishop Robert E. Mulvee. The diocese now encompasses 58 parishes in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Saltarelli is known for understanding issues facing priests and church members while adhering to policies set by Rome.


Child sexual abuse scandal in the church emerges nationally.

January 2004

Saltarelli releases the Diocese of Wilmington’s fullest picture to date of child sexual abuse cases over the past 50 years – acknowledging that 60 people accused priests of abuse and the diocese paid $1.6 million to victims and families. In a letter to diocese members printed in The Dialog, the diocese’s newspaper, Saltarelli apologizes again for the scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church since 2002. He said he was “profoundly saddened” to report numbers that also included 79 complaints that priests had sexually abused children and 19 diocese priests against whom allegations were substantiated.


Two Catholic elementary schools, Christ Our King in Wilmington and Holy Spirit in New Castle, close at year’s end due to falling enrollment. Saltarelli said the closures reflect a shifting of Catholics from the city to the suburbs.

January 2007

Due to declining enrollment, Saltarelli accepts an advisory committee’s recommendation to close the 116-year-old St. Hedwig’s Catholic School by the end of the school year.

December 2007

Vatican protocol requires bishops to retire at age 75. Speculation begins about a possible successor for Saltarelli, whose 75th birthday is Jan. 17, 2008. Given the conservativism of Pope Benedict XVI, no one expects an extreme liberal.


The first Delaware lawsuit filed in the wake of the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal is settled out of court. It is the Diocese of Wilmington’s third settlement since January, and at least the sixth since the scandal emerged in 2002. The settlement, for an undisclosed sum, includes an apology and acknowledgement from the bishop, and a permanent revocation of the accused priest’s authority to minister in the diocese. Saltarelli also apologizes to the victim and his parents and “expresses deepest regret for the abuse.”

July 7

W. Francis Malooly is named the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. A new bishop typically takes the reins at least two months from the time of being publicly named. During the transition, Saltarelli, who raised $54 million that has been invested in parishes and schools, will run the diocese as administrator. He has said he will remain in the diocese, helping when asked.

Source: News Journal archives

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Dear John,

             I believe that the Bishop received his Masters in 1975.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Saltarelli, Michael A. (MC1975)

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 8 2008 9:22 PM

    * Updated: Fri, Jul 11 2008 12:16 AM



JObit: Johannes, George R.(MC1962)



George Johannes

George R.


George R. Johannes passed away on June 26, 2008 in Carson City, NV. George was born in New York City on December 19, 1938 to George and Regina Johannes. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and Stanford University and was a Certified Public Accountant. George served as a Military Policeman in the Army Reserves. He was the Chief Financial Officer of three fortune five hundred companies, including Johns Manville and Beazer Materials and Services. He began his career as a CPA with Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery, now known as Coopers in New York City. He retired in Dayton in 1994 and shortly began an inventory software business with his friend of many years, which became very successful. He also did tax returns for his friends.

His wife Dorothe of Dayton; his daughter, Linda Ann Johannes of Aurora, CO; his son, Dr. Robert Johannes (Meriam) of Golden, CO; and his two grandchildren survive George. A memorial Mass will be held on July 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann‘s Catholic Church in Dayton with a reception to follow at the church hall. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Ann‘s Church, P.O. box 309, Dayton, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Published in the Reno Gazette-Journal on 7/9/2008.

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Guest Book: http://tinyurl.com/6r9pdz  

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Johannes, George R.(MC1962)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 9 2008 8:17 AM

    * Updated: Fri, Jul 11 2008 12:16 AM



JNews: Congrats to the Jasper Olympians…




Congrats to the Jasper Olympians…

Jake Freeman- USA

Pompey- Guyana

Jotanovic- Serbia

And of course, best of luck to Patrick Bouli and Cameroon in trying to qualify for the basketball tournament.

[JR: Yes, indeed. Congrats to them. Far better than most have EVER done.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 9 2008 8:43 AM



JNews: Rosen, Ann (MC????)


School Board Report Card — Part 1        

Posted: 12:09 AM Jul 9, 2008

Last Updated: 7:15 AM Jul 9, 2008

Reporter: Erin Logan


“I feel like you’re on a three-legged race with seven people,” says Ann

Rosen, when describing what it is like being a member of the school board.

Vice President Rosen says that since day one on the board her focus has

been to aid in well-thought decision making.

She says her skills are sharpened every day from working at Family

Connection, a small not for profit agency that improves early childhood

education programs.

On Vice President Rosen’s report card:

Has served three and a half years on the board

Has an undergraduate degree in biology from Oberland College, and a

master’s degree in early childhood from Manhattan College

Her two children graduated from Clay High School

“In education, I would say, across the country, we have never done a really

good job in evaluation,” Rosen says. “So we have educational fads that kind

of come and go. Nobody ever really says, ‘Did this work? How did this impact

kids, are they really learning better?’”

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[JR: Not sure if she is "ours"?]

Rosen, Ann (MC????)

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 9 2008 7:43 PM



JEmail: Fsadni, Carl G. (MC1979) has a LinkedIn MC group

Manhattan College Alumni on LinkedIn

From: Carl G. Fsadni

Contact:{privacy invoked}

Date: July 8, 2008

To: John Reinke

Category: Get back in touch

Status: Pending

Note: You and Carl G. share a mutual connection.

This is your invitation to join the Manhattan College Alumni on LinkedIn.


Please pass this along to other fellow Jaspers!


Carl G. Fsadni

Class of 79

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[JR: Another LinkedIn group for alums.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 9 2008 8:26 PM



JNews: Tramontano, William A. (MC1976)


New Provost William Tramontano Takes Office

William A. Tramontano, a distinguished educator and researcher in the biological sciences, has become Brooklyn College’s new provost and vice-president for academic affairs, the College’s chief academic officer.

“Dr. Tramontano brings strong leadership to the College, a commitment to faculty growth and development, and a proven ability to initiate and implement new academic programs,” said President Christoph M. Kimmich as the provost assumed his post on Tuesday, July 1.  Brooklyn College welcomes Dr. Tramontano.”

A native of Bay Ridge, Tramontano comes to Brooklyn College from Lehman College, where he served as dean of natural and social sciences since 2003.  He also served as the acting provost and vice-president for academic affairs during the 2006–07 academic year.

“I feel privileged to become part of the Brooklyn College community, and I look forward to serving all its members,” Tramontano said.

Tramontano holds a B.S. in biology from Manhattan College, an M.S. in biology from New York University, and a Ph.D. from New York University with a major in physiology.  In 2002, he received the Distinguished LaSallian Educator Award from Manhattan College.  Tramontano is currently serving the City University of New York on the Research Deans Committee and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science (National Science Foundation).

“Coming from CUNY makes the transition easier because of the similarities of the institutions, the semi-centralized nature of CUNY, and my familiarity with the duties of the college provost,” Tramontano said.

He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi Honor Society, Botanical Society of America, Council for Undergraduate Research, and National Associations for the Advisors for the Health Professions. Tramontano taught at Manhattan College from 1981 to 2003.  From 1988 to 2002, he served as chairperson of the Biology Department at Manhattan College/College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he also taught biology with the rank of full professor since 1991. He attended the Jesuit Brooklyn Preparatory High School, today the site of CUNY’s Medgar Evers College.

Under his leadership, Lehman College initiated three new academic programs: Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Business Administration.  He was also instrumental in the planning of a new science facility.

“Facilities are always an issue, as is getting the money for the capital improvements we will need at the College. So whether it’s the Roosevelt science project or the new theaters, those are the things I am going to play a role in,” he said.

“The intellectual tradition of Brooklyn College is recognized both near and far—it’s a fantastic institution. That said, what I know about the College is probably five percent of what I need to know.”

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1976.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Tramontano, William A.  (MC1976)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 10 2008 11:34 AM

    * Updated: Sun, Jul 13 2008 2:04 AM



MFound: Manhattan School of Visual Arts?


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Edward Murawinski was born on November 3rd, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is currently employed by the New York Daily News in New York City as a cartoonist[1] and a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He attended the Manhattan School of Visual Arts[2] (part of Manhattan College) and has been employed by the Daily News since he was seventeen.[3]

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[JR: Any connection between our "manhattan college" and the "Manhattan School of Visual Arts"? ]


    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 12 2008 7:31 AM



JFound: Killoran, Steve (MC1975)


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STEVE KILLORIN is Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Managing Director. Prior to joining ISI in 2000, Steve worked at Sanford C. Bernstein and Deutsche Bank. Steve is a 1975 graduate from Manhattan College and is a CPA.

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Killoran, Steve (MC1975)

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 12 2008 7:54 AM



JFound: Murray, Eileen K. (MC1980)



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Eileen K. Murray has been Chief Administrative Officer of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s International Securities Group since 1999. Prior to the merger of Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter, Ms. Murray served as Controller and Treasurer of the MS Group. She has been with Morgan Stanley since 1984, starting as a Senior Analyst in the Controller’s office. She was elected Vice President in 1988, Principal in 1991 and Managing Director in 1994. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she worked at Peat Marwick for several years. She graduated with a B.S.C. in Accounting from Manhattan College in 1980.

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Murray, Eileen K. (MC1980)

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 12 2008 7:56 AM



ENDNOTE: Lead by example?



G8 summit: Gordon Brown has eight-course dinner before food crisis talks

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor in Hokkaido, Japan

[JR: The headline speaks for itself. The Socialist know how YOU should behave. Do as I say; not as I do? ]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 12 2008 7:06 PM



"Bon courage a vous tous"