Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) suggest appealing to the Pope


6 JULY 2016

Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida. 

I’m sorry Brian, but writing Bishop Robert Lynch is NOT worth your time.

In his book, “The Faithful Departed”, (Encounter Books, NY, 2008), the author, Philip F. Lawler, notes on page 238, that Bishop Robert Lynch “…made a $100,000 severance payment to William Urbanski who left his job as spokesman for the diocese protesting that the bishop has sexually harassed him.  The bishop denied the charges and insisted the severance was not ‘hush money’.  But reporters investigating the case found that Lynch had showered Urbanski with personal gifts for 5 years….”

The good Bishop is suspect.  Do you think he will even read your letters? Why does Bishop Lynch want us to apologize to homosexuals? You fill in the blanks.

In any event, Bishop Robert Lynch has reached the mandatory age of retirement, 75 years, so the best way to deal with this man is to write the Pope and ask His Holiness to accept Lynch’s retirement. 

It is easy to write the Pope:

His Holiness, Pope Francis 
Apostolic Palace 00120
Vatican City, Italy.

A single sheet of paper in one envelope will cost you $1.15 postage at the USPS Post Office in your city.  Ask for the international stamp, a nice circular postage stamp depicting the moon.

Do it now.

John Peter Rooney
BEE 1965

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) agrees about “live and let live”


Dear F. John,

For once (out of a few times), I am very much in agreement with your endnote – live and let live. I may not agree with your position – but you are free to advocate for it – as am I for mine. And I don’t think you should force your position on me as I should not impose my position on you…  Gay marriage – advocate as you wish – but if you don’t approve – don’t enter into one. Likewise don’t infringe on my ability to enter into one… Similarly, you don’t approve of abortion – don’t have one. But don’t interfere with my decision to have one…

mike toner
buffalo, ny
bee 1972

[JR: Yay! Yes, us little L libertarians just want you to be as free as we want to be. Unfortunately, Gooferment makes that impossible. It’s used by power-mad politicians and bureaucrats to “enforce” diktats that get everyone minding everyone else’s business. Argh! ]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares update from Nancy Maksomski


Good Evening All,

I have just heard from Nancy Maksomski. She and her Family thank you for all your prayers for her Mom and Dad. Mrs. Maksomski, who had gone back in hospital three days ago with severe pain was just allowed to go home. She is being treated for Gout but is doing better. Up and around a bit more, under medication and today was able to enjoy two beautiful Nieces, Margaret. ( big cousin) and Charlotte (-Baby Cousin and newest Granddaughter) who have enjoyed hanging out and sharing their Grandma’s space. Great medicine this for Mrs. Maksomski. Please keep Mrs. Maksomski in your prayers as she continues to heal from her extensive back surgery. Thank you Nancy.

Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Independence Day


This so resonates with me each time I hear it and I hope you don’t mind my sharing it on this special celebration. We thank and remember those who have served and those who serve, their loved ones who also sacrifice, and those who love and support them. Thank you. God Bless

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)  

—–Original Message—–

Sent: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 06:38 PM
Subject: Happy 4th of July.

    4th of July is coming up.      Be sure to hang your flag outside and remember: 

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) has missed some issues


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Jim Kilroy <> wrote:

Hi John …. Have not received Jasper Jottings in several weeks? Are you still posting? THX  Jim

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[JR: Of course. I resubmitted his email to the MAILCHIMP service.]  

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) updates on Mrs. Maksomski’s surgery


Good Morning All,

I have just heard from Nancy Maksomski and her Mom’s surgery went well. Mrs. Maksomski was in great pain after 6.5 hours of surgery but she is doing better. Nancy, her Mom and their Family thank you for your prayers and ask that you keep Mrs. Maksomski in your prayers as she will be going in for follow up surgery in a week or so. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1966) remembers a summer section with Dr. Hashimoto


Rentario Hashimoto, Ph.D. It was Summer Session, 1963, and I was taking a make-up course in calculus.  As did so many others, I also signed up for the basic philosophy course.  I had to be on campus and I wanted to lighten the load in the Autumn of my Junior Year. The first class was packed with 60-70 students.  There were so many people that I had to work my way to be the back wall to get a standing place.  It was hot and sticky.

We waited.  No teacher. About 10 minutes after the scheduled starting time, a Christian Brother walked into the room.  He yelled, “Quite, quiet!”   Then he asked, “How many of you are engineering students”.  About 30-35 students raised their hands.  Then, in a witchy voice (replace the “w” with a “b”), he shouted, “Get out”.  We left.

It seemed that the Arts Department had not considered engineering students wishing to complete their philosophy requirements in the Summer.  Of course, this upset the Christian Brother who responded in so humble a fashion.  I went over to the cafeteria (Plato’s Cave) for coffee, since I had picked up that habit in four years in the U.S. Navy.  Before I had finished my coffee, an engineering student ran in and said, “Come on, we’ve got a teacher.”  Hashimoto.

Robert T. Weil, Dean of Engineering, had negotiated a teacher for his engineers.  We filled up a classroom; it was hot and sticky. Dr. Rentario Hashimoto introduced himself, told us to quiet down and that we had a lot of work to cover.   He announced the required text as “Nature, Knowledge And God”, by Brother Benignus, Manhattan College Press, 1947, and then Dr. Hashimoto said, “We will refer to it from time to time”.  I do not recall reading much out of that book.  Dr. Hashimoto covered so, so much in that short Summer Session and I recall that I really liked the course. It was one of the most memorable courses I took at Manhattan. I really liked Rentario Hashimoto.

Later, in the Fall of my Junior Year, my girlfriend and I were in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  (Eileen C. Kennedy, BA Hunter College, 1963. She was my wife of 36 years: RIP 2001).  Dr. Hashimoto spotted us, and walked over to say hello.  He was very gracious, as I introduced Eileen to him.  He said, “Wait a minute.  Aren’t you an engineer? What are you doing here?” I looked over at Eileen, Dr. Hashimoto looked at me and then at her, and he smiled. I swear I saw a twinkle in his eye.  

John Peter Rooney BEE Manhattan 1965
(MSEE NJIT 1969)(MA History, Bridgewater State University 2000)

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[JR: Nothing like beautiful women to civilize injineers! Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss. I know the feeling. Dona Nobis Pacem. Did you have Doctor Zia for calc, hence the summer calc course? The gift that kept on giving D’s and F’s. “You injineer: Wrong sign, bridge fall down. Nooooo partial credit.” with a big toothy grin. — Doctor Zia Spring 1967]

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