JASPER JOTTINGS Week 18  - 2017 Apr 30   

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: The reason Holy Mother Church is running out of priests



Irish church fast running out of priests as vocation crisis worsens
Niall O'Dowd  @niallodowd April 19, 2017 04:39 AM

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WANTED: Clean-living young men for a long career. Women need not apply. Responsibilities: spiritual guidance, visiting the sick, public relations, marriages (own marriage not permitted).

Hours: on call 24/7.

Salary: basic stipend only.

Such was the way Time magazine a few years back illustrated how the Catholic Church in Ireland needed to regenerate itself. The ads went pretty much unanswered.

At the time Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said, “If more young priests aren't found quickly, Ireland's parishes may not have enough clergy to survive.”

According to a 2007 study, about half of all priests in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland were aged between 55 and 74. Ten years later they are overwhelmingly over 65, with many ministering into their eighties.

There are approximately 100 young men studying for the priesthood in Ireland, down from 600 just a few decades ago. The crisis is indeed mounting.

There is more bad news for the Church this week with vocations in one diocese at zero, and more confirmation of a quickly aging population of priests among those currently working in the parishes.

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I can’t say as I am surprised.

“Popular culture” has been captured by the “Secular Progressives”. The institutional Church has lost its moral authority. And, what’s probably the worst, the clergy has bought into “social justice”, Gooferment welfare, and “everybody is a victim of the rich”.

I’m not sure how this ends, but like most things I think it just silently fades away.

When the Church becomes ideologically aligned with “the King”, it has no real purpose. The Church was always the counterbalance to “the King” and prevented worship of the State aka Gooferment.

Now, we can just watch the “Death Spiral”.

I still maintain that the Church in America’s “death kneel” was when it didn’t fight Gooferment Skrules. That put the Catholic parents in the unenviable position of paying heavy taxes to teach their children “Secular Progressive” dogma. All was lost at that point. The rest is just history.

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ." --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Same to when the State took the Catholic youth and brainwashed them. All with the blessings of  the American Catholic bishops, educators, and intellectuals.

We can only pray for a “reformation” and, if it’s to happen at all, it begins with the laity’s children.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JOBIT: Van Scoyoc, Carol Lynne [MC1982 RIP] on 2017-02Feb-12


[JR: One of my infrequent duties on Sunday mornings is to clean up the bouncing emails. Today, I had one to take care of. Since I had some bio info stored with the email address, I was able to search for “City of White Plains Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel. I was NOT happy with what I found.]


Carol Van Scoyoc, Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of White Plains for 22 Years Passes Away
Posted on February 16, 2017 by John Bailey
WPCNR MILESTONES. From McMahon-Lyon and Hartnett Funeral Home. February 16, 2017:

Carol Lynn Van Scoyoc, of White Plains, NY, passed away February 12, 2017. She was 56. Carol was born February 16, 1960 in Englewood, NJ to Elaine H. Pasqua and the late William E. Van Scoyoc.

For the past 22 years, from April 1995 to the present, Carol served as the Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of White Plains. She received the Above the Bar Award in 2011 for Outstanding Public Service Attorney. She served as past president of the Westchester Bar Association, and she served as an Executive Committee member of Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, Carol had two passions in her life, love of family and the law. Her professional acumen and excellence were only surpassed by her dedication and kindness to all people.

Besides her mother, Elaine, Carol is survived by her brother, William F. Van Scoyoc, and her sister, Susan J. McDonald. She is also the loving aunt to Melissa McDonald, James McDonald, Morgan Van Scoyoc and John McDonald.

In lieu of flowers please send donation to either Pace Law School, Pace University – Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 419268 Boston, MA 02241-9268 www.Pace.edu/givetopacelaw or Westchester County BAR Foundation c/o WCBA 1 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm and Friday 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10 am at St. Eugene’s Church Yonkers, NY. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


Van Scoyoc, Carol Lynne [MC1982 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: I sadly deleted her email address from the list. I guess when the list gets to zero, I can stop.] 

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JLINKEDIN: Garvilla, Emily [MC2016] independent consultant Rodan + Fields



Garvilla, Emily [MC2016]
Masters of Social Work Student.
Rodan + Fields  
City University of New York-Hunter College Bronx, New York 

Current college graduate pursuing a Masters in Social Work this coming Fall 2017 at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. I am an independent consultant with Rodan + Fields, the #1 Premium Skincare Brand in North America. I love working with children and their families.

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JLINKEDIN: Tillerson, Jim [MC2001] Regional Rep at HL Consulting



Tillerson, Jim [MC2001]
Regional Representative at HL Consulting Pte Ltd
Lombard, Illinois 

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JNEWS: Judice, Louis [MC1978] Railroading in Hunterdon County



Railroad talk tonight in High Bridge
By Community Bulletin on April 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

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Railroad buff Louis Judice of Bethlehem Township, NJ, will speak on Railroading in Hunterdon County on Monday, April 24, in High Bridge.

Louis has held a life-long interest in railroading and model railroads. Fascinated by the rise and fall of the many railroad lines, large and small, which have criss-crossed the Hunterdon County area - some only on paper, but many built - he has delved into this tangled history and will be sharing what he has discovered.  His historical view will go back to the early railroads in the Hunterdon County area including the High Bridge Branch.  He will discuss what brought railways here, how they fared and why some have survived while others have faded away.

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Judice, Louis [MC1978]

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JUPDATE: Oliver, Cynthia [MC2003] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JLINKEDIN: Oliver, Cynthia [MC2003] Op / Pgm Mgr FED
Business Operations/ Program Manager at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Bronx, New York | Financial Services

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Dear John,

I believe that Cynthia is a member of the Class of 2003.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Oliver, Cynthia [MC2003]

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JLINKEDIN: Sow, Sadouba [MC2017] seeking civil engineer position



Sow, Sadouba [MC2017]
Manhattan College
Greater New York City

An enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who has a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities associated with being a civil engineer. Having the ability to provide support for concurrent priorities. Sadouba is able to establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with service users, operational teams, delivery partners and colleagues. He possesses a broad range of technical, personal effectiveness and leadership skills and uses rigorous logic and methods to come up with effective solutions to difficult problems. He is currently looking for a suitable position with an ambitious company, where he will be working with industry experts, people who have the skills and experience to make a real difference to his future.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater #19 for "easy commute" to NYC?


OnlineCollegePlan.com Names Best Online Colleges Near New York City

April 24, 2017
Displayed with permission from PR Newswire

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City is one of the highest populated cities on the East Coast of the United States. It's a magnet for big business and is home to the head offices of a large number of corporations in a variety of industries. When the general public thinks of New York, the image of skyscrapers - particularly the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, Wall Street, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, traffic jams, taxis, and heavy pedestrian traffic.

Amidst all this is where you can find some of the top rated schools in the country. Anne Velusa, a research editor at OnlineCollegePlan.com has put together a ranking, "The Top 20 Best Online Colleges Near New York City" ( http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/best-online-colleges-new-york-city/) which encompasses a radius of 100 miles in order to find the best schools with an easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area. There is a full disclosure of methodology included before the ranking.

The entire college ranking in descending order is as follows:

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19. Manhattan College - Riverdale, New York

18. Quinnipiac University - Hamden, Connecticut

17. Marist College - Poughkeepsie, New York

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13. State University of New York at New Paltz - New Paltz, New York

12. Temple University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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8. Muhlenberg College - Allentown, Pennsylvania

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2. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Anne P. Velusa, Research Editor

SOURCE OnlineCollegePlan.com

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"easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area.”

They have a different definition of “EASY commute” than I do — QU, New Platz, Philly?

Well at least, Alma Mater made the list. But #19 seriously?


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JLINKEDIN: Melillo, Mark [MC2006] Director at Ballyowen Golf Club



Melillo, Mark [MC2006]
Director of Golf
Ballyowen Golf Club at The Crystal Springs Resort
Crystal Springs Resort
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Fekete, George [MC1970 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-22


[JR: I was just told by my “older” friend. I’m shocked and have ZERO details.] 

Fekete, George [MC1970 RIP]

[JR: Details to follow when I get them.] 

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert 'Bob' [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24



Robert (Bob) Cozzi
1931 - 2017

Robert (Bob) Cozzi passed away Monday evening with his family and loved ones beside him. He was 85 years old.

Bob was born to Italian immigrants, John and Emma Cozzi in Peekskill, NY on November 21, 1931. They moved to Nyack, NY where he grew up and attended Saint Ann's school, and Nyack High School. Bob then went to Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Business. He then joined the army and was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, a city he loved. Upon return home, Bob received his Law Degree from Fordham University and worked at Babcock and Wilcox in New York City. While commuting to New York City on the train and at mass in New York City, Bob met Ann Flynn, the love of his life. They Married in September, 1967 and moved to New City in 1976 where they enjoyed many years at New City Park together.

He is survived by his daughter Terri (Cozzi) McCullagh and son in law Ray McCullagh. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Brendan, Kerry, Jack, Annie and Tommy McCullagh, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was generous beyond compare. He lived a humble, simple life and there is nothing he wouldn't do for anyone. He loved his faith, family and friends. He was so grateful for his education and the opportunities it afforded him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, 4/26/17 from 2-4 and 7-9pm; at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, New City, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Augustine Church, New City, NY at 11:15am on Thursday, 4/27/17. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ruby's Rainbow (Rubysrainbow.org) Saint Augustine's Church, New City, NY or the KIPP schools of New Jersey (Kippnj.org).

Michael J Higgins Funeral Home 321 South Main St. New City, NY, 10956 845-634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 26, 2017


Cozzi, Robert 'Bob' [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that Bob is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cozzi, Robert 'Bob' [MC1953 RIP]

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O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) commented on JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24

Bob Cozzi was in class of 1953 — one of my classmates. A good man!!!

[JR: I am sorry for your and Mike’s loss. Requiescat In Pacem ] 

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: O’Neill, James D. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-26 by Husson, Tim (MC1976)


Husson, Tim (MC1976)

Found: Obituary of James D. O'Neill
Source?: http://normandean.com/tribute/details/3196/James-O-Neill/obituary.html
What?: Jim O'Neill passed away on Apr. 23

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Obituary of James O'Neill

James O’Neill passed away at home on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He shared 68 years of love and laughter with his family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 28th at 10 am at Assumption Church, 91 Maple Ave., Morristown. Interment of Ashes to follow at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Rockaway, NJ. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 4-8 pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Donations in his name may be made to the good work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.

Jim was born in Brooklyn to the late Joseph and Teresa O’Neill. After his schooling, he moved to New Jersey with his wife Dorothy where they raised three sons. He began a long successful career at Ingersoll Rand, retiring in 2003. James was a swim official for many years and served as the NJ Official Chair and Treasurer and Chairman of NJ Swimming. He started his swim career early and his high school water polo team was the first and only team to head to the Olympic Trials. When he had children of his own, he quickly got them into the water. Outside of swimming, Jim was a social guy. He had many stories and loved to tell them to anyone who would listen. He seemed to know someone wherever he went, often shocking his family in other states across the country. Jim truly was the friendliest person you could ever meet. His heart of gold and dear soul will be missed beyond words.

Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy and his son Ian O’Neill, he leaves happy memories to his wife Kathleen (nee Evans); his sons Brian O’Neill and Andrew and Marisa O’Neill; adored grandson Mack O’Neill; siblings Kathleen Brown (Robert) and Thomas O’Neill (Kathy) step children and grandchildren Kathleen Vita, Joseph Vita (Melissa), Nicole Vita (Carl Hasberg), Robert Vita (Wanetta), Elizabeth Vita and Michael Vita (Tracy), Paige, Tulsa, Cali, Case, Aspen, Benjamin. Daniel, Lucas, Taylor and Tess; and many more dear relatives, friends, acquaintances and colleagues.


O’Neill, James D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://normandean.com/tribute/details/3196/James-O-Neill/condolences.html#content-start

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JLINKEDIN: Langowski, Tom [MC2008] Bus Dev Mgr at Robotunits



Langowski, Tom [MC2008]
Business Development Manager at Robotunits GmbH
Robotunits GmbH
Cranbury, New Jersey

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JOBIT: Fee, Charles T. [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-23



Charles T. Fee
June 17, 1923 - April 23, 2017
Southbury, Connecticut

Charles was born on June 17, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Charles was a resident of Southbury, Connecticut.

He graduated from Manhattan Prep attended Manhattan College.

He served with honor in the U.S. Coast Guard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church 910 Main Street South Southbury CT and will be scheduled at a date in the future.


Fee, Charles T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104719746

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Dear John,

               I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Charles.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JFOUND: Martin, Carmel [MC1989] EVP at Center for American Progress



Carmel Mary Martin
Bethesda, MD

Manhattan College
Carmel Mary Martin has a B.A. in Economics and International Studies

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[JR: While trimming out the trash, I found a LinkedIn link.] 


Martin, Carmel [MC1989]
Executive Vice President at Center for American Progress
Washington, District Of Columbia 

As the Executive Vice President for Policy at American Progress, Carmel manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of CAP’s executive team. Before joining American Progress, Martin was the assistant secretary for budget and policy at the Department of Education. In this position, she led the Department’s policy and budget development activities and served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Education.

Carmel worked in the United States Senate for ten years, serving as general counsel and deputy staff director for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She also previously worked in the Senate as chief counsel and senior policy adviser to former Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and special counsel to former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD). Through her years in Congress, she worked on legislation related to education, budget, the economy, health care, and other issues of national importance.

Early in Martin’s career, she worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Educational Opportunities Section at the Department of Justice, as well as in the private sector as a member of Hogan & Hartson’s (now Hogan Lovell's) education practice. There she counseled and represented school districts and institutions of higher education across the country. After graduate school, Martin was a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Martin has appeared on PBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox. She has been cited in publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was also named one of the five women who shape education policy by the National Journal in 2014 and has testified as an expert witness in front of legislative committees.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Stephen


Good Morning All,

It is with a heavy heart that I ask for your prayers For Delaware State Trooper, Cpl. 1, Stephen Ballard. Cpl Ballard was shot and killed in broad daylight this past Wednesday at a WAWA food Mart in Bear, Delaware when,while on duty, he approached two men in the WAWA parking lot. Cpl. Ballard approached them in the vehicle they were in because of suspicious behavior.

I did not know Trooper Ballard but my Neighbor and Fellow State Trooper knew Cpl. Ballard and his Family well. He speaks with great respect, admiration and feeling for his friend, married, a Father with one child, a truly good man who was known by his beautiful smile, his respect toward everyone, his love of his job and pride in serving. The entire Police Force share the pain with Trooper Ballard's Family, their loss and the senseless murder of their loved one.

Please raise the volume for Cpl. Ballard, his Family and friends during this horrible time. The world is a darker place becauseof this man's death. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MNEWS: Alma Mater's mechanical engineers win


FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

2017 04Apr 29 Univ Challenge edited

Sheryl Chung shared Manhattan College’s photo. 14 hrs

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Congratulations to our amazing team of senior mechanical engineers who won the grand prize of $10,000 at last night's 7x24 Exchange Metro Chapter University Challenge, hosted at the Credit Suisse building in midtown! Nicole Oliveri, Maggie Brownson, Matthew O'Meara and Patrick O'Sullivan, led by advisor and professor Dr. Naraghi, utilized an evaporative cooling system in conjunction with a geothermal dehumidifier to help reduce energy consumption in data centers.

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ENDNOTE: Kardashian disrespects Christians



Kim Kardashian sparks backlash over release of new Virgin Mary kimoji
et-online Published April 22, 2017

2017 04Apr 22 Kim oji

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While many of Kardashian West's kimojis exist solely on her messaging app, the "Kim candle" is available in real, tangible, candle form -- and will ship in one week for the price of $18.

Though the mother of two touted her candle on social media, some of her fans weren't so receptive to her new merchandise, calling the candle sacrilegious, distasteful, disrespectful of Christian culture and appropriating the veladoras of Latinx culture.

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Ever notice that the Hollywood celebrities NEVER insult Islam.

Now I know that not everyone agrees that there is a war by the “Secular Progressives” on Judeo-Christian values, but I think there is.

The now disgraced Bill O’Reilly and the much maligned “borders, language, and culture” Michael Savage always asserted that there is “war” going on.

I’m not sure how anyone can say there isn’t that war going on and, for the most part, the “values” side has lost.


I can point to many things that have led to the downfall, but the primary one is Gooferment Skrules. When we let the Gooferment propagandize future voters, all is lost.

Remember the TRUE purpose of Gooferment Skrules, who adopted the Prussian system of eddykation, was to: cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite!

Nothing has changed!

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