JASPER JOTTINGS Week 15 - 2018 Apr 15   

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

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POSITRACTION: What shapes us? All the personal "stuff"!

2018-Apr-08

http://makesmethink.com/


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Today, I am reminded that my elementary school years have almost completely shaped who I am today. A bunch of kids who couldn't have realized the effect of their words and actions destroyed my sense of self worth so completely that it took me years to even begin to get some of it back. And today I look back and realize that despite the fact that I still have scars, I can barely remember how I got them. MMT

#18126 (0) - Oct 7, 2014 by Maggie - Miscellaneous

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Here’s a site that helps me remember that my life is pretty good.

Everyone has their own set of troubles that make them who they are.

Have to be charitable to all our fellow travelers on the “road of life”.

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JLINKEDIN: DeFilippo, Matthew [MC2014] ME @ AltieriSeborWieber

2018-Apr-08

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-defilippo-480351161/?locale=en_US


DeFilippo, Matthew [MC2014]
Mechanical Design Engineer
AltieriSeborWieber LLC
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: Broderick, Edward [MC????] promoted to CEO Gilbane Dev

2018-Apr-08

https://nerej.com/broderick-promoted-to-ceo-at-gilbane-development


Broderick promoted to CEO at Gilbane Development
April 06, 2018 - Owners Developers & Managers

Providence, RI Gilbane Development Co. (GDCo) has promoted Edward Broderick to chief executive officer. The promotion was effective January 1. Broderick previously served as chief operating officer and succeeds Robert Gilbane who will remain as chairman of GDCo.

As president and chief executive officer, Broderick will be responsible for the development and execution of Gilbane Development Co.’s strategic plan as well as for the management of all aspects of the company and its activities including new development opportunities, acquisitions, financings and project leadership. Broderick will serve on the company’s board of directors and its investment committee. During his 35 year career he  has successfully progressed through leadership roles at Gilbane, starting as a management trainee with Gilbane Building Co. before joining Gilbane Development Co. in 1989.

Broderick has had many accomplishments including structuring transactions in both public and private sectors, growth of the company’s multifamily and mixed-use portfolio, and geographic expansion including Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City. He brings a wealth of experience to the Company, combined with exceptional leadership, a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing markets, and strong bottom line results.

“Ed is an open-minded, forward-thinking leader,” said Robert Gilbane. “Throughout his 35 year tenure with Gilbane, Ed has a proven track record of understanding markets and making strategic choices that translate vision into strategies that have contributed meaningfully to our success. The board and I are excited to have Ed as CEO.”

Broderick has a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, an MBA in finance from Providence College and has completed an advanced executive management program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Management.

As chairman, Robert Gilbane will chair the GDCo board of directors and its Investment Committee, review and provide input to the company’s strategic vision and support GDCo’s expansion into new markets.

“I look forward to maintaining my relationships with lenders, investors and joint venture partners and supporting Ed in Gilbane Development Company’s continued growth into new markets,” said Robert Gilbane.

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Broderick, Edward [MC????]

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JFACEBOOK: Morrison, Christopher [MC1987] remembers Sister Joyce

2018-Apr-08

From Facebook

Christopher Morrison

It was the early Mass for me this morning, and I walked from our Little Red House out to the end of the block and hung a louie. I could hear the thrum of cars on Rt. 287 a half mile away, but Main Street was quiet. The air was crisp. The bus stops and train staion were empty and quiet. The bakery and bagel shop were open, lights on and I could see people up and about inside. The convenience store clerks were setting out the Sunday papers. It is a half a mile to the church. A nice distance for a quick stroll.

I saw only one other person on foot, and looked like he might not have been home to bed yet.

I was a few minutes late to Mass, but found a seat in the back. I listened to the Gospel. It was the “Doubting Thomas” story. This Gospel always makes me think of Sister Joyce, my 8th Grade teacher at St. Virgil’s. I spent the rest of Mass thinking about Sister's "Doubting Thomas" lesson.

The Gospel tells us that all the apostles are holed up one Sunday in a locked room. They are in fear for their lives after the death of Jesus. They did not know what to do. Were they in danger? Should they split up and run? Hit the road and go back to their boats and start fishing again?

Suddenly Jesus appears out of nowhere -- right in the middle of a locked room. He says “Peace be with you” to the stunned apostles. He showed them the wounds on his hands and his side, proving that this was really him. Then he said “Peace be with you” again and told the Apostles they have a mission. Just as God sent Jesus to preach the Good News, now the Disciples were to do the same. He told them “Be not afraid.”

One of the apostles, Thomas, was not there at the time. He was likely out somewhere trying to get some food for the group and hoping not to be recognized. So Thomas came back, and found out his brethren were convinced they had a visit from Jesus. They told him all about it, but he was skeptical. He said he will believe when he put his own fingers to Christ’s wounds.

The next week, Jesus appeared again. Same locked room, but this time, Thomas was there. Jesus called to Thomas and told him to touch his wounds. He did. Thomas then dropped to his knees saying “My Lord and my God.”

Jesus responded, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

We read this gospel passage in 8th grade and we talked about it. It did not seem fair to me that Thomas’s faith was deemed less worthy because he demanded proof. All the other apostles were given proof - they saw Jesus the first time.

Sister Joyce told me (she probably told the whole class, but it felt like she was talking to just me) that Thomas is like the rest of us. He was using his brains. God has given man a great gift, she said. Intellect. She said we are charged to use all gifts God gives us to their fullest, including our minds. We should strive to learn, and we should try to find logic and reason in all things.

Faith, though, requires more than a brain and intellect. It requires a heart and a soul. Faith is an intellectual choice and a spiritual response to God’s call. If we are using our God-given intellect, we should be in a constant struggle to understand, to question, to analyze. In life we learn that we do not, and cannot, know all things. The more we learn, the more we recognize how little we know.

Faith is the act of choosing to believe, despite doubts, despite proof. It is this struggle to which we are called (Sister did use that phrase "to which we are called. . . "). The brain informing the heart and the soul. We should welcome doubt, she said. It is a challenge from God, forcing us to use our intellect and to examine our hearts. Faith she said is an act of volition. We choose to believe despite our doubts. Blind faith, she reasoned, is no faith at all. True faith is eyes wide open – and it is always a struggle.

I am still not quite sure how that helps the apostle Thomas who, despite following Jesus for years without complaint, is now known best for the “Doubting Thomas” incident. Maybe it was not her intent to help him at all - just to highlight that even apostles struggled.

I think of Sister Joyce often, even now nearly 40 years later. I marvel now at how willing she was to share these deep theological concepts with a bunch of daydreaming 8th graders.

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Morrison, Christopher [MC????] 

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Dear John,

              I believe that Christopher is  a member of the Class of 1987.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morrison, Christopher [MC1987]

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JLINKEDIN: Simmons, Arielle [MC2014] Hackensack Riverkeeper

2018-Apr-09

https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielle-simmons-2a96a091/


Simmons, Arielle [MC2014]
Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc.
Bronx, New York

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MNEWS: The condition of the VC fields forces play an hour away

2018-Apr-10

https://www.irishecho.com/2018/04/jaspers-story-stretches-backwards-and-forwards/


Home > News & Views > Jaspers’ story stretches backwards and forwards

Jaspers’ story stretches backwards and forwards
April 9, 2018 By Rob Walsh

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The Manhattan Jaspers, one of the oldest baseball program in the country, is today led by Coach Mike Cole.

He has been very successful in other college coaching stints and is building Jasper Baseball back into a power in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

From 2002–14, Manhattan College played at nearby Van Cortlandt Park and amassed an incredible 167- 52 record. That is an astonishing .759 winning percentage on home turf.

Unfortunately, the conditions of the Van Cortlandt ball field deteriorated over the years and did not meet NCAA Division 1 standards.

It forced the Jaspers to seek out a new home far away from home. They found that home at the Dutchess County Stadium in Wappinger Falls where they have been playing for several years.

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JOBIT: Varone, Joseph [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Apr-02

2018-Apr-10

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tcpalm/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-varone&pid=188694298


Joseph Varone
Hobe Sound, FL

Joseph Varone, 92, died peacefully on April 2, 2018 in Hobe Sound, Fl.

A proud WW2 Army veteran, he was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal. Joe earned degrees from Manhattan College (BA) and Columbia College (MA) and taught Physical Education at Forest Hills High School from 1953-86, coaching championship teams in soccer, golf, track and bowling. Eventually becoming Chair and then Assistant Principal he was an active member of NYC's Board of Education for 36 years.

He is survived by Marie, his wife of 67 years: daughter Jacqueline Ciano (and son in law John) of Syosset, NY: son Doug Varone of Manhattan: and grandsons John, Joseph and James Ciano.

Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 10, 2018

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Varone, Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Varone, Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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MNEWS: Ahhh, yes, tokens

2018-Apr-10

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/nyregion/metropolitan-diary-two-tokens-please.html


Two Tokens, Please
Metropolitan Diary
By WENDELL P. GORING APRIL 9, 2018

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Dear Diary:

In the mid-1960s, I attended a science and engineering summer program for high school students that was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and held at Manhattan College in the Bronx.

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

2018-Apr-10

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers to continue for Granddaughter, Fellow Jasper and friend to a few of us, Lauren Johnson '05. Tuesday afternoon, Lauren will undergo surgery for a Hysterectomy at Massachusetts General, Boston. We pray that the surgery is successful in releaving the cause and symptoms that she has suffered from for so long. We pray for a speedy recovery free of complications. Please raise the volume for young Lauren. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC1953 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2018-Apr-10

JOBIT: Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC1953 RIP] 2018-Apr-05
2018-Apr-07
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-thomas-mazzeo&pid=188668781

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Dear John,

        I believe that Joseph is a member of the great Class of 1953.

               May He Rest In Peace.

                                    Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC1953 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Maligno, Vince [MC1969] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2018-Apr-10

JNEWS: Maligno, Vince [MC1969] has two 50 year anniversaries
2018-Apr-04
http://www.silive.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/04/dr_vince_maligno_reaches_50_ye.html
50 years of officiating and marriage has kept Dr. Vince Maligno in the game
Updated Apr 3, 10:35 AM; Posted Apr 3, 10:30 AM
By Matthew Angell

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Brooklyn-raised Dr. Vince Maligno never stepped foot on Staten Island until 1981, but it was through sports, he believes, that he was instantly welcomed.

But the 72-year-old Dr. Maligno hardly ever played any sports. Rather he constantly officiated games in a variety of sports and leagues, and this year he will be celebrating 50 years of officiating.

"Sports got me acclimated into the community," said Dr. Maligno. "Without even playing sports I was involved. Especially in Staten Island, the high school leagues, softball leagues, the Little Leagues. I worked every Little League and kept myself involved not only because I enjoyed it, but it was also a source of income."

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Dr. Maligno continued to umpire both baseball and softball in 1968 and 1969, but after graduating from Manhattan College, he became a second lieutenant in the Air Force. But his officiating career was basically just beginning as well.

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Maligno, Vince [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Vince is a member of the Class of 1969.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maligno, Vince [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Crotty, Gerard Raymond 'Ray' [MC1966 RIP] 2018-Mar-29

2018-Apr-11

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=gerard
-raymond-crotty-ray&pid=188702081&fhid=7883


Gerard Raymond "Ray" Crotty

Newark - Gerard Raymond Crotty (Ray), born June 7, 1938 in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland, and passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

Ray is survived by his spouse of 55 years, Terese Moran Crotty and their three sons: Christopher (Sheetal) and grandsons Ronin and Ceiran of Agora Hills, California; William (Amy) and granddaughters Ava, Darcy, Logan and grandson, Liam of Lewes, Delaware; Kevin (Shannon) and granddaughters Tatum and McKenna of Dover, Massachusetts.

He was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Bridget (Marrinan) Crotty, sister, Patricia L. Rogan and brother, Joseph J. Crotty. He is survived by his sister Bridget Collins (John) of Dublin, Ireland.

His family immigrated to the United States, arriving on November 27, 1951 and he later became a US Citizen. Ray was a graduate of All Hallows HS ('55) and Manhattan College ('66), Bronx, NYC. He had a 37 year career with The Columbia Gas System Service Corporation, where, starting from an entry-level position, he retired as Manager of Data Base and Construction. Ray also served his country with honor and distinction as a member of the 5th Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery of the 77th Infantry Division.

Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 on Friday, April 13 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808 on Saturday, April 14 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "The Willie Carr Class of '55 Scholarship Fund", All Hallows HS, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452, Salesianum H. S., 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or St. Thomas Moore Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and attending staff, all too many to name, associated with Johns Hopkins, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, and Christiana Care who engaged in herculean efforts on Ray's behalf.

To view a complete obituary and offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com 302.999.8277

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 11, 2018

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Crotty, Gerard Raymond 'Ray' [MC1966 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1966.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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COMMENT: Santangelo, Francis Frank John [MC1950 RIP] daughter responds

2018-Apr-11

RE: Francis John (Frank) Santangelo 1929 - 2018

Message from Donna Mae Ellis ,

I am Frank Santangelo's daughter. Thank you for your condolences and letting the alums know about my Dad's death. Please send publication or link. Thanks.

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JOBIT: Dorsey, Francis [MC1953 RIP] 2018-Apr-02

2018-Apr-11

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Francis-Dorsey-106001403


Francis Dorsey
December 8, 1931 - April 2, 2018
Hampstead, North Carolina

Francis was born on December 8, 1931 and passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Francis was a resident of Hampstead, North Carolina at the time of passing.

Frank graduated Nyack High School in 1949 and Manhattan College in 1953 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree and did graduate work at Adelphi University.

Frank served in the army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict at Fort Dix and in Mannheim, Germany.

There will be a service for Frank on April 16th at 2pm at All Saints Catholic Church - 18737 US-17, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Memorial Donations in Frank's memory can be made to the charity of your choice or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice on 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Dorsey, Francis [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106001403

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Father James Lloyd, an MC Reality Retreat speaker birthday

2018-Apr-11

Hello All,

Mike McEneney shared the following Paulist Post on Father James Lloyd as the Paulists celebrated Fatger Lloyd's Birthday.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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          For many years Fatber Lloyd Celebrated Mass here at St. Barnabas on weekends.

                    Mike

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shared Paulist Fathers's post.
Yesterday at 7:43pm

Paulist Fathers
Yesterday at 1:41pm

A very happy birthday to Paulist Fr. James Lloyd, who turns 97 years old today!

Fr. Lloyd is the oldest-living Paulist Father. On May 1, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his ordination as a priest (a first in the history of our community).

Fr. Lloyd lives at the Paulist Motherhouse on West 59th Street, just blocks from where he grew up on Manhattan's West Side. His parents, Morris and Helen, were players on the vaudeville circuit.

In the early years of his priesthood, Fr. Lloyd was a missionary in South Africa.

He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from New York University's NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

For 20 years, he worked at Iona College as a professor and director of the college's graduate division of pastoral counseling. He continues to hear confessions and provide pro bono counseling services.

From 1958 to 1973, Fr. Lloyd hosted "Inquiry," a Sunday morning television program on NBC New York that featured interviews with authors, public officials and celebrities, including Mother Teresa, Jackie Gleason, William F. Buckley and Florence Henderson.

To see some of the "Inquiry" episodes, visit this YouTube playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/ playlist…

Photo by our media ministry Busted Halo:

https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bg1nkaRlEP_/

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you an email from Ed McEneney that I received today regarding one of our Favorite Speakers at our Reality Retreat, Father James Lloyd, Paulist Fathers. Ed has recalled Father Lloyd's Opening remarks. Many of us were at the Retreat when Father spoke and I am sure very well remember him.

Mike McEneney also shared some wonderful comments which include a great picture of Father Lloyd which I will try to forward after this. We give thanks for the many wonderful Speakers with whom we have been Blessed and for the many wonderful men who have joined us over the past 26 (almost 27) years. We have been truly Blessed. St. John Baptist de la Salle, Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever. Thank you Ed. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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From Ed McEneney

Fr. Lloyd spoke to us when he was 91.  Jim Kennedy brought him to our attention and we are forever thankful.

This past week Father Lloyd celebrated his 97 Birthday and he is still going strong.

Here is a copy of his opening remarks to the Manhattan College Businessmen's Reality Retreat.

Enjoy!!

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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                                            " Speak, Lord, for Your Servant is Listening "

I think that before I begin, I should, with conscience thumping, alert you to two points. First, I have been deeply influenced by a kind of foe of yours --- the Christian Brothers of Ireland, the ICBs. I am a Power memorial graduate, I have a degree from Iona. I was  Department head of a graduate school at Iona for 20 years  where I rooted for the Gaels to whomp the Jaspers  in basketball and I am the first priest  associate Brother of that Congregation.

Secondly, I am half Jewish, my father, a Russian Jew named Morris Rosenbloom, an actor who changed his name to Lloyd for business—I was baptized such and have been passing as goy for  91 years. My mother, also in the theatre. irrevocably and noisily Irish and Catholic raised me in the notion that God is important.--- I have, then, a yiddisher kop and an Irish  heart. And I am mightily impressed with the spirit and intent of your group and your choice of theme for this year. Listening. A neglected art but a huge –even gigantic—stepping stone to a life with God. I shall try, (at Joe Quinn’s suggestion) D.V., to present a personal testimony reflecting what listening to God has meant to me.

I was born and reared on Manhattan’s West side, just north of Hell’s Kitchen, San Juan Hill district—where the street, sixty-first,  (properly pronounced  “ sixty foist”) was our playground and the Church was our Watch tower. I was a typical dirty necked New Yawk kid. The Street was the stadium for our games of stickball and roller hockey and Central Park, our vacation venue with occasional trips to faraway places like Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Our family had one radio and the ownership of a car, only a fantasy.

When I was an undergraduate at CCNY, I joined the ROTC with intention to seek a commission as a 2nd Looie in the Reserve. But in 1941,   a particularly terrible war broke out (and aren’t they all terrible) when everything turned topsy turvy. I had been battling (in my high school years) a powerful unremitting pull toward the priesthood.  I kept saying no to this voice—what would my Jewish father say, he whose forebears suffered so deeply  at the hand of Christians, he who painfully and reluctantly agreed to my baptism and my Catholic upbringing with Rosaries and Holy Water and prayers to Jesus, he who believed that his immortality depended only on his having grandchildren bearing his name. My sister would marry and his name would die with me (in fact my sister married an Irishman whose children look like they just came from County Cork). Besides, I liked girls. Marriage looked most attractive to me. But that Voice! It was more powerful and beautiful than anything I had ever heard.

My draft Board was willing to give me space to try out a vocation with the mutual understanding that if it didn’t work I am immediately in uniform. So I listened deeply and prayerfully to the Voice and made the decision to go with it. When I told my father, he became almost insane. I was no longer his son. He who loved me and I him. Still, somehow, I listened to the Voice and was ordained with this burden on my soul. He refused to come to my ordination. I was shipped out to Africa immediately afterwards and was away on the missions for 7 years.

On my return somehow I was commissioned to run a TV show on WNBC, 30 Rocke for 15 years. To my father, this was a kind of show biz  and our friendship improved remarkably when I had him and my mother on the show for several Christmases. Their old song and dance act! Soon he was carrying my photo around to show the cigar smoking guys who hung out around the Palace theater ---the picture of his son the priest.  Not his son , the doctor, which he really wanted but somehow this was now a point of pride for him.

We got so close he stood by me in one of my more terrified moments as a priest.

I  had baptized the adult daughter of  an orthodox rabbi who reported me to Cardinal spellman as an overzealous priest and who wished to confront me in the Rectory with his two sons who were also Rabbis. My fellow priests wished me good luck but no one offered to help. But my Jewish father who had fixed and  ugly ideas about Catholics, stood outside the office door and told me he was there if I needed  him. Paternal love triumphed over generations of inbred bias and distortion. What was love anyway? The Voice was right!  I listened, paid a price but received rewards beyond my richest flight of imagination.

My second item of testimony involved my appointment instructing persons who were interested in becoming Catholics. Armed with a degree in Thomistic philosophy from Catholic University, I believed that life functioned like a syllogism. Major premise, minor premise, conclusion. My logic I knew was inexorable. No reasonable person could deny what the Church is teaching. Look! see how clear it is. It Is so beautifully logical! I was stubbornly and unflinchingly sure that I knew what was right!

Yet good and sincere people refused to accept the Truth! Why? One reason was that I wasn’t listening with what certain professionals call the “ The Third Ear”. I didn’t hear a profound dimension of the “other.” I wasn’t listening deeply to the subtle hints of the Voice.. But the Voice came through to me—You are more than mind and intellect. You are feelings and temperament and genetics and socially influenced and historically situated and mystery and soul! The Voice told me: First get rid of the brambles and the cobwebs, the psychological and sociological conditionings. And then get logical and then they can see! How do I do that? I am a hack of a priest. But, This Voice. What was it? The Holy Spirit? My unconscious mind? What? But I trusted and moved on.

So, I got myself a Doctorate in Psychology from NYU and a state license to practice psychotherapy---and learned that we are moved more by feeling than by reason. Even Dr. Fraud (not a misspelling) some of whose ideas I thought were inane taught me that “things are rarely only what they seem.”

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares an update about Lauren

2018-Apr-14

Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has shared the good news that Granddaughter, Lauren Johnson '05, came through successful surgery and is home recovering. She is still experiencing some pain and discomfort, she is optomistic that she will no longer suffer from the symptoms that she suffered from for so long. Lauren and her Family thank you for your many prayers and kind thoughts. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank you Mike for the update. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2018-Apr-12

Good Afternoon All,

Tom Mauriello has asked for our prayers for his Mom, Mrs. Edith Mauriello. She is recovering from heart problems. She is home from hospital and recovering slowly. We pray for a speedy recovery, complete and free of any complication. We pray to have her up and around with her Family and having overcome her heart problems. We pray that she be free of worry as she recovers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: The Medical Industrial Complex is a health risk

2018-Apr-15

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/mark-sircus/dont-automatically-trust-your-doctor-it-might-kill-you/


Don’t Automatically Trust Your Doctor – It Might Kill You
By Dr. Mark Sircus — DrSircus.com — April 7, 2018

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Former vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Peter Rost, has blown the whistle on the dangers of the Gardasil vaccine – and claims that Big Pharma aims to keep people unhealthy. This is no surprise and the vaccines companies do not care because they are not liable for anything in terms of all the damage vaccines do to children and their families.

As Dr. Frost says, everyone is looking for money and “only the big multinationals have it. Meaning the human race is depending on a greedy, crooked, lying, deceiving medical industrial complex and are getting shafted for their trust.”

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I’ve seen the medical establishment. While some docs are caring folks, some are arrogant buffoons.

When your loved one is dying, I’d have taken an answer from anyone.

But, all to often, there’s no “answer” in their “playbook”.

That’s why “We, The Sheeple” need to make the FDA an advisor without power — like Underwriters Laboratory or Consumers Reports.

The analogy I stole to use with doctors is the old joke: “In the making of ham and eggs, the chicken is interested but the pig is committed.” Unfortunately, in today’s medical world, the establishments are the chickens and the patients are the pigs. Argh!

And don’t tell me that Obama - SCOTUS - Trump care, VA medical care, Indian medical care, Canadian / English / Europe’s health care will be so much better.

The only thing that’s going to work is raw naked mean old capitalism.

“We, The Sheeple” has to pay for what works.

Argh!

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