JASPER JOTTINGS Week 33 - 2018 Aug 19   

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POSITRACTION: Pope Francis Declares Opposition Death Penalty



Pope Francis Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases
Posted on August 2, 2018 by JMF

(From BBC News)

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Pope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances, the Vatican has said.

The Catechism of the Church, which sums up the teachings, had previously stated that the death penalty could be used in some cases.

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Well, a stopped clock is right twice a day!  I never needed the Pope to tell me that the “death penalty” is immoral.

What changed after all these centuries?

Did he wake up one morning and decide?  Divine inspiration?  Need a new way to get publicity?  Seek to distract from the ongoing paedophilia scandals!

I’ll vote for “distraction”.

The Papacy has lost all credibility and moral authority.


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JLINKEDIN: Kelsey, Jennifer [MC2008] fiscal and physical planner



Kelsey, Jennifer [MC2008]

My goal is to help provide the tools in order to lead others from physical and financial pain creating freedom for them and their families.

Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Madden, John Patrick [MC???? RIP] 2018-Aug-08



MADDEN--John Patrick,

of Southampton, NY passed away August 8 after a valiant battle with AML.

Born in the Bronx, NY on September 9, 1945 to Eugene Patrick and Eileen Gaughan Madden, who predeceased him, John leaves behind his beloved fiancee Mary Allen and adoring sons Samuel Patrick and Christopher Michael.

He is survived by sisters Maryalice DuVal, Eileen Osmolskis (Paul), and Kathleen Baumeister (John); brother Eugene (Rene); eight nieces and nephews; and many long- time friends.

After obtaining a BCE from Manhattan College and an MSCE from NYU, John served as a civil engineer, primarily for the US Corps of Engineers, for nearly a decade. He then received a Juris Doctor from St. John's University, and launched a diverse career as an international arbitrator, mediator, lawyer, and law professor.

John served as a neutral on such projects as the "Big Dig" in Boston, the Dublin Port Tunnel, Wembley Stadium in London, and the Jumbo Ferry project in Puget Sound, Washington. He was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, US Patent and Trademark Office, US District Courts, New York and New Jersey Bars, and was a member of the Law Societies of Ireland and of England and Wales. John was a longtime member of the National Arts Club and numerous international associations. John taught mediation at both Trinity College, Dublin and Fordham University.

An objectively brilliant man, John will be remembered for his humor, service to others, and tireless work ethic.

A wake will be held Thursday, August 16, 3pm-8pm at Gannon Funeral Home, 152 E. 28th St., NYC. A memorial service will follow Friday, August 17 at 3pm at Marble Collegiate Church, 1 W. 29th St., NYC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . https://donate.lls.org/

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 11, 2018


Madden, John Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes

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JUPDATE: Radda, Ronald J. [MC1954 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Radda, Ronald J. [MC1954 RIP] 2018-Aug-06


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

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Dear John,

I believe that Ronald is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Radda, Ronald J. [MC1954 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Oxford, Tony [MC2010] Bus Dev Mgr @ Bit Accounting



Oxford, Tony [MC2010]
Business Development Senior Manager at Bit Accounting
Albany, New York Area

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JUPDATE: Marrone, George Jr. [MC1977 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Marrone, George Jr. [MC1977 RIP] 2018-Aug-06


Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes

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Dear John,

              I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1977.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marrone, George Jr. [MC1977 RIP]

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JOBIT: Moran, Tom [MC1974 RIP] 2018-Aug-12



Tom Moran, businessman and humanitarian, passes away in New York
IrishCentral Staff
 August 12, 2018 11:15 AM

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One of the greatest Irish American leaders of all time, Tom Moran, passed away Sunday, August 12 after a short illness. He was 65. A funeral mass will be celebrated in his memory at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday, August 17.

As well as being an extremely successful business leader with Mutual of America; he played a critical role in the Irish peace process; transformed Concern, the worldwide relief agency, when he took over as chairman; became Chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast; was presented with the Irish Presidential Distinguished Services award; and helped numerous charities, always anonymously.

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Moran, Tom [MC1974 RIP]

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Good Afternoon All,

Terry Gaffney has shared the very sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper, Thomas J. Moran '74 BS, Past Chairman (Chairman Emeritus), President & CEO, Mutual Of America Insurance Company. Tom was called home, too soon, early Sunday Morning, August 12, 2018. We pray for Tom, his Wife Joan and their Family as they mourn his passing. Tom, a good friend of Manhattan College, a proud Irishman, he loved life and made life better for many. Tom was a man of whom we can say, " Good Man, Himself." Tom will be missed by all who knew him and remembered with affection, respect, appreciation and with love by those who knew him personnaly. Tom was a man of great compassion, generosity and good will. He treated everyone  with respect and inspired all to do and be better. He was a gracious man, with a great smile that said, you are welcome here.
The following heartfelt message is a wonderful tribute from John R. Greed, Chairman, President and CEO of Mutual Of America. It includes a beautiful Poem that speaks so well to who Tom was. Funeral Arrangements will be forthcoming. Mass of Christian Burial will probably be on Friday, August 17, 2018 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Thank you Terry Gaffney and Lou Calvelli. Thank you John Greed. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Subject: Re: Tom Moran - An Important Message from our Chairman, President and CEO, John R. Greed

It is with enormous sadness and a broken heart, I share with you that our Chairman Emeritus, colleague and close friend Tom Moran passed away peacefully early this morning.  The funeral Mass will most likely be held on Friday, August 17th at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.   I will share further details of  wake and funeral arrangements with you as soon as they are finalized.

As I said when Tom retired as Chairman in March, there can be no doubt that Tom’s engaging personality and personal imprint contributed greatly to Mutual of America’s success for more than 40 years.  Key to that success is the caring corporate culture that he built, which focuses on truly making a difference in the lives of our customers, our employees and in the communities in which they live and work.  His generosity in helping others inspired everyone who knew him.

Not only did Tom successfully lead our Company through many challenges in a constantly changing and competitive retirement savings industry during his 21 years as our Chief Executive Officer; equally as important he taught all of us a lot about caring, giving back and making a difference in the world.  Tom was the most genuinely caring, compassionate person with a huge heart that I have ever known.  We have all been very fortunate and blessed to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him.  As a long-time mentor and close friend of mine, Tom helped me become the best possible version of myself.   

His passion and love of life and the contagious effect it had on everyone he came in contact with will be greatly missed throughout the world.

When I was a young man struggling to understand what “success” was all about, a Franciscan priest that had taught me in high school gave me the following poem.  I share it with you so that you can fully appreciate what I mean when I say that Tom was one of the most successful people I have ever known.  It goes like this:

To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent persons and the betrayal of a false friend;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self without the slightest thought of receiving something in return;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

Please keep Joan and both Tom and Joan’s families in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

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JOBIT: Brown, Patricia Porter [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jul-26



Patricia Porter Brown
December 18, 1943 - July 26, 2018
New Jersey

Patricia was born on December 18, 1943 and passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Patricia was a resident of New Jersey at the time of passing.

She earned a Master's Degree in History from Manhattan College.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in her name, to the American Cancer.


Brown, Patricia Porter [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106343342

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JOBIT: Kiely, Robert J. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Aug-15



Robert J. "Bob" Kiely

Robert J. Kiely, 91, of West Hartford, Connecticut passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on August 15, 2018.

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Robert (Bob) was the son of Howard Francis and Mary (Koverman) Kiely. Bob grew up as a member of the Greatest Generation, and throughout his life was committed to his family, country and faith.

Bob graduated from New Britain High School in 1944 and had the honor and privilege of serving in United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Monterey, a WWII aircraft carrier in the Pacific Fleet. He attended Manhattan College in New York and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Civil Engineering, with distinction.

Bob joined the Industrial Construction Co. in Hartford, CT in 1952 and in 1974 became Chairman, President and owner of Standard Builders, Inc., retiring in 1997.

Over the years, Bob was President of the Associated General Contractors of CT, and on the Board of the Connecticut Carpenters Annuity Fund, Saint Francis Hospital and MercyKnoll Sisters of Mercy. In 1995, Bob received the AGC Connecticut Distinguished Service Award and in 2007 Bob was honored with The Public Service Award from the State of Connecticut. Bob was committed to his community his entire life and was personally involved with civil engineering projects for United Technologies, Hartford National Bank, Scoville Corporation, Phoenix Mutual, Travelers Insurance, Hartford Insurance and Aetna Insurance.

In his retirement, Bob enjoyed traveling internationally with his wife Betty and playing golf at the Farmington Country Club. He was the past President and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of West Hartford, and an active member of the Old Guard and The Church of Saint Peter Claver.

He leaves his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty) who he was devoted to for 67 years; his son Robert J. Kiely Jr. and his wife Cherry and their children Megan, Kevin, Ryan and Sean; his daughter Mary D'Amico and her husband Andrew D'Amico and their children Josephine and Matthew; daughter Patricia Conry and husband Timothy Bye; daughter Kathleen Berg and her husband William Berg and their children Kiely, Emily and Thomas; Margaret Vogler and her husband Gary Vogler and their children Shannon and Nicholas, daughter Ann Kiely and daughter Elizabeth Kiely; and his nephew Michael Kiely and niece Laura Korn. He is predeceased by his brother Howard Kiely of Newington, CT.

Calling hours will be at the Molly Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on Friday, August 17th from 4:00-6:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford, on Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford.

Donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Fisher House CT, care of Creed Law Firm, 653 Terryville Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 16, 2018


Kiely, Robert J. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Penn, Joseph Nicholas [MC1962 RIP] 2018-Aug-09



Joseph N. Penn
1942 - 2018

Joseph N. Penn

Yonkers - Joseph Nicholas Penn, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Yonkers, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 76, following a brief illness. Joe was born on March 24, 1942 in New York, N.Y. to Phillip Penn and Lucy (nee Cimino) Penn. A longtime resident of the Bronx and lifetime Yankees fan, Joe was a 1958 graduate of Mount St. Michael Academy and a 1962 graduate of Manhattan College. Joe retired after nearly three decades of working for the New York State Liquor Authority and was an entrepreneur who, with his wife, ran two successful businesses.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Janice (nee Rhoder) Penn and their loving children: Phillip (Jennifer) Penn of Burlington, CT, Diane (Nicholas) DiNisio of Thonotosassa, FL and Michael Penn of Yonkers, N.Y.; and cherished grandfather of Joey, Alex and Sierra. Joe was predeceased by his parents.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Flynn Memorial Home on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, August 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial to celebrate Joe's life will be held at St. Eugene's Church, located at 31 Massitoa Road, Yonkers, N.Y. on Saturday, August 18th at 10 am. Interment will follow immediately afterward at St. Raymond's Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y. Additional information will be available on Flynn Memorial Home's website. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joe's memory to the National Stroke Association , www.stroke.org or the American Diabetes Association , www.diabetes.org.

Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. 1652 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710 914-963-5178 www.flynnmemorialhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 14, 2018


Penn, Joseph Nicholas [MC1962 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: O'Connor, Sr. Agnes [MC???? RIP] 2018-Aug-13



Sr. Agnes O'Connor R.C.D.
1925 - 2018

Sr. Agnes O'Connor, R.C.D.

Upper Nyack - Sister Agnes (Jane) O'Connor, RCD died August 13, 2018 after a long illness. Sr. Agnes was born February 17, 1925 in the Bronx to Daniel and Loretta Power O'Connor. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her siblings Daniel, James, and Loretta O'Connor. Sister Agnes entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine August 15, 1942 and professed Perpetual Vows May 4, 1948. She earned her BA at Manhattan College, Ma in Sacred Studies at St. Bonaventure University and another MA in Religious Education at Boston College. Her ministerial work included being Catechist and Religious Educator in a number of New York Parishes in the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, and Rockland Counties plus several in the Orlando Diocese, Florida.

She served her religious congregation as President 2002-2010, Director of Temporary Professed, and as Superior in several convents.

The wake will be held at Marydell Convent, 110 Larchdale Avenue, Nyack, Wednesday, August 15th, 3:00-6:00 PM, Thursday, 9:00-10:00 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.

Sr. Agnes is survived by her sister Marjorie Clifford, several nieces, and her Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine.

Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. 88 South Broadway Nyack, NY 10960 (845) 358-0573

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 15, 2018


O'Connor, Sr. Agnes [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Ryan, Sr. Catherine [MC???? RPI] 2018-Aug-16



Sr. Catherine Ryan, F.S.P.
FEBRUARY 12, 1931 – AUGUST 16, 2018

Sr. Catherine Ryan, F.S.P. (formerly Sr. Mary Thomas), 87, died on Thursday August 16, 2018 at Cabrini of Westchester.

She was born on February 12, 1931 in New York City to Thomas and Mary Waldron Ryan where she was raised and educated graduating from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Grammar School and Cathedral High School. She received a BA in History from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls and a MA in Theology from Manhattan College. Sr. Catherine entered into the religious community on September 8, 1949, professed her first vows on July 7, 1951 and her final vows on July 7, 1956.

Her assignments included Senior Child Care Worker at St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill, teaching at St. Rita’s School in Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s High School in NYC; Immaculate Conception in Irvington (Principal), Ladycliff College in Highland Falls (Dean of Studies), Holy Name of Jesus, Croton on Hudson (Director of Religious Education), Archdiocese of NY Catechetical Office (Director of Diocesan Programs/Regional Director for West Manhattan, Harlem and the East Bronx). Her awards included Archdiocesan Good Shepherd Award for outstanding leadership, compassion and dedication and the Fordham University Sapientia et Doctrina Award for service to the renewal of the Church. She was also honored as one of the founders of the New York Archdiocesan Catechetical Office in 1983 and thirty years of service as Regional Director.

Survivors include a brother, Edward Ryan and his wife Ann of Providence, RI, two nephews, Dr. Edward Ryan of Boston, MA and Thomas Ryan of Los Angeles, Ca. and three nieces, Dr. Sharon Ryan of New Brunswick, NJ, Ann Ryan-Dwyer of Brooklyn and Lisa Fugger of Ohio and nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Visiting hours will be at the Marian Woods Convent, Hartsdale on Monday 3-7pm with a Vigil Service at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Marian Woods Convent on Tuesday August 21st at 10am. Interment will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com


Ryan, Sr. Catherine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/

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JOBIT: Staubi, William H. [MC???? RPI] 2018-Aug-11



William H. Staubi
1930 - 2018

William H. Staubi

Rhinebeck - William H. Staubi 88, of Rhinebeck, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Renaissance Nursing Home in Hyde Park.

Born April 7, 1930 in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late George W. and Magdalena A. (Eicnhorn) Staubi. After high school Bill served in the USAF from 1948 to 1951 during the Korean War. In 1962 he graduated from NYU School of engineering. He earned his MBA in management from Manhattan College and in 1983 his MBA in financial management from Pace University.

From 1952 to 2010 he worked various engineering positions throughout NY.

Survivors include his wife Joann (Nero) Staubi at home, one son Paul and wife Karyn, two daughters: Cindy and husband Jim, and Carol, grandchildren: Kayla, Matthew, and Lexi Staubi. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Dolores H. (Galish) Staubi, he was also predeceased by his brothers Walter and Herman Staubi.

Calling hours will be on Friday August 17th at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive Hudson, NY from 6-8pm with prayers offered at 7:00pm with Pastor Danny Petfield officiating. Calling hours will also be on Saturday, August 18th from 12-1:30pm at the Hawthorne Funeral Home, 21 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Services will follow at the Hawthorne Funeral Home at 1:30pm with Pastors Steven and Caren Petfield officiating. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pilgrim Camp 1542 Palisades Rd. Brant Lake, NY 12815. To leave online condolences please visit: www.saccomcdonaldvalenti.com or www.hawthornefuneralhome.com.

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 16, 2018


Staubi, William H. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Traina, Vincent P. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Aug-11



Vincent P. Traina
April 16, 1929 - August 11, 2018
Sandusky, Ohio

Vincent was born on April 16, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Vincent was a resident of Sandusky, Ohio at the time of passing.

He graduated from Manhattan College and University of Michigan and was a Professional Engineer in several states.

He served in the US Army in Korea and was a Consulting Engineer.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Sts. Burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. Funeral Service at the Sts.


Traina, Vincent P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106338294

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JOBIT: Wegener, Raymond William [MC???? RIP] 2018-Aug-10



Raymond Wegener

WEGENER - Raymond William, of Naples, Florida, and formerly Roxbury, NY, passed away on August 10, 2018, at the age of 67 with Vicky by his side.

After growing up in Glendale, NY Ray received a degree in Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College and went on to become a managing partner in the firm of Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett in Syossett, NY. Simultaneously he developed a successful real estate business in NY, DE, and FL.

He had a strong passion for music, history and politics, and a great sense of humor.

Survived by his beloved life partner Vicky Muse, his sisters Marilyn Sheekey (Arthur), Patricia Doyle (Alfred) his nephews Jonathan and Christopher, his nieces Allison and Jillian and many cherished cousins and friends.

Reposing Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Clayton Funeral Home, Inc., 25 Meadow Rd., Kings Park. A Mass of Christ- ian Burial will be offered 9:30am, Thursday, at St. Joseph's RC Church, Kings Park. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to Jerome L. Greene Family Center Hope Lodge  New York City, NY.

Published in Newsday on Aug. 14, 2018


Wegener, Raymond William [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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MFOUND: Alma Mater shower curtain with 1868 picture



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JUPDATE: Kelly, Edward 'Ed' Michael [MC1956 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Kelly, Edward 'Ed' Michael [MC1956 RIP] 2018-Aug-03


Mr. Edward Michael Kelly
Gainesville, Virginia
Age 85

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kelly, Edward 'Ed' Michael [MC1956 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Alger, William [MC1964 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Alger, William [MC1964 RIP] 2018-Aug-06


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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1964.

May Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alger, William [MC1964 RIP]

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JUPDATE: McHugh, Mike [MC1980 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McHugh, Mike [MC1980 RIP]

Good Afternoon All,

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, Mike McHugh, Chair of the Manhattan College Construction Industry Golf Tournament and good Friend of Manhattan College.

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Michael F. McEneney
Sun, Aug 12, 12:26 AM (5 days ago)

Dear John,

           I believe that Mike is a member of the Class of 1980.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McHugh, Mike [MC1980 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Armater, Ray [MC1979] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Armater, Ray [MC1979] Exec Dir Poughkeepsie Farm Project


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Dear John,

              I believe that Ray is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Armater, Ray [MC1979]

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JUPDATE: O'Gorman, David Christopher [MC1983 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: O'Gorman, David Christopher [MC1983 RIP] 2018-Aug-05


David C. O'Gorman
1957 - 2018


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Dear John,

              I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1983.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O'Gorman, David Christopher [MC1983 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: Hundreds of priests accused of abuse



In a damning report, 4 N.J. Catholic priests are among hundreds accused of abuse
Posted August 15, 2018 at 07:01 AM | Updated August 15, 2018 at 04:34 PM
By Kelly Heyboer and Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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One went to prison. Another died awaiting trial. One was placed on leave, but escaped prosecution because the statute of limitations had expired. Another was removed from ministry and retired.

Four Roman Catholic priests with ties to New Jersey were among the hundreds of men identified in a sweeping grand jury report released Tuesday, detailing a litany of abuses against more than 1,000 children.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said senior church officials sought to cover up the often horrific abuse, while keeping records of it.

“Church officials routinely and purposefully described the abuse as horseplay and wrestling and inappropriate conduct,” Shapiro said at a news conference. “It was none of those things. It was child sexual abuse, including rape.”

The report, a scathing criticism that looked back at cases now decades old, concluded that a succession of Catholic bishops and other diocesan leaders tried to shield the church from bad publicity and financial liability by covering up abuse, failing to report accused clergy to police and discouraging victims from going to law enforcement.

Not all the names were disclosed. Some current and former clergy went to court to prevent the report's release, arguing it violated their constitutional rights and due process of law.

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The scandal in New Jersey
In June, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Newark and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., was removed from public ministry in the wake of allegations he abused a teenage boy 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York.

McCarrick, who has since resigned as a cardinal, was one of the highest-ranking American leaders in the Catholic Church to be removed from ministry over sex abuse charges after the allegations against him were deemed "credible and substantiated" by church officials. At the same time, church officials in New Jersey revealed for the first time that the cardinal had previously been accused of sexual misconduct with three adults during his time in the state.

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IMHO, this is the end of the Church as a moral authority in the USA.

It’s a disgrace to anyone “Catholic”.

Hope that the entire mess gets exposed.

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