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COMMENT: Smith, Frank [MC1972] sees the the conundrum differently

2017-Dec-04

Frank MacGabhann commented on COMMENT: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) disagrees on my conundrum

2017-Dec-03 John, Regarding your “Positration: $28 baby saver”—I don’t believe it’s a conundrum because an aborted …

And if that “soul to be aborted” was to be a serial killer, a second Hitler or peaderastic priest, what then?

Frank Smith 1972

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[JR: Hmm, which is more likely? More good folks than bad? I bet that the good is more likely than the bad. But what do I know. I’m fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income.]  

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) about priestly celibacy

2017-Nov-06

RE: the ENDNOTE on monasteries closing

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There was a surge of American GIs joining monasteries after the end of the Second World War, seeking solace and refuge in a violent and increasingly complicated world. It was at this time that the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, a Trappist monastery in the town of Huntsville in Utah, was founded, and at its peak it housed 84 monks. Some 70 years later, only a handful of elderly men remain, and without a younger generation to continue the legacy, the monastery has been forced to close its doors. This poignant short film from RadioWest quietly observes the monastery’s last moments, as the elderly monks commence their final, sparsely attended service and pack their bags for an uncertain future.

And so ends an era. I was lucky to be taught by some of those returning GIs. Although I didn’t think so at the time. Is this the fate of Holy Mother Church?

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1. I think a good (now deceased) friend was one of those monks for a while in the 50’s – 60’s. He was eventually a great contributor to our Church as a husband, father, teacher and university prof…

2. It could be the fate of our Church if the leadership – below Francis – won’t read the “signs of the times”. The discipline of priestly celibacy was only introduced in the second millennium of the church – and only in response to property inheritance questions. We could easily allow married priests to keep parishes open and the Eucharist available to many more. Indeed, Pope Francis has invited episcopal conferences to ask for the OK. Why won’t the bishops step-up?

Our pastor, this week, said he could easily pick out 20 or 30 guys in our congregation who could be priests. Of course, he also said, that he could find another 20 or 30 who weren’t males who could also fit the bill…. There’s a fair amount of historical evidence that women presided at home “churches” in early Christianity. It is time for the hierarchy to start expanding their horizons (listening to the Spirit??) to see our church throught the 21st century!

Thanks for all you do as CIC and keeping this forum open!

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) questions the endnote

2017-Oct-23

Re – endnote

In last week’s endnote you said”End “Roe v Wade” and all other Gooferment interventions into “health”…..”

So does this mean women would then be free to choose what they wish to do with their bodies or does this mean that states or Congress would then be able to legislate what women must allow to happen to their bodies – regardless of their own wishes…?

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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[JR: Well, I’m not “king”, but imho the Federal Gooferment should do a “don’t ask; don’t tell”. Women should be free to manage themselves without the “help” of politicians and bureaucrats. Abortion is tragic national disaster. And, it’s only been made worse by the Gooferment sticking its nose in. I don’t want to pay for anything — welfare, abortions, or “health”. And, I don’t want to “hurt people or steal their stuff”. ]  

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JNEWS: Casey, Br. Thomas [MC1972] Aux Provincial

2017-Sep-17

JJ Sep 17 2017 16 39 a

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Casey, Br. Thomas [MC1972]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) and “law of the jungle”

2017-Sep-13

In last week’s EndNote you said

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“Why there is NO SUCH THING as “price gouging”!

Listen to the first cut of Jason’s podcast aa he clearly explains that “gouging prices” ensure that there is supply for those who need it the most.

A displaced family might squeeze into one room at the “gouging” price as opposed to spreading out in two rooms at the regular price. Thus ensuring a room for another family.

Argh.

Simple law of economics at work to balance supply and demand.

Great explanation!!!”

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I think an awfully benign (naive) justification of the “law of the jungle”

But, as always, thank you for you great work as JJ publisher and CIC!

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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JNEWS: Musumeci, Peter M. Jr. [MC1972] Republic Bank BoD

2017-Aug-02

https://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2017/08/02/PH56589

Republic Bank Adds Peter M. Musumeci, Jr. to Board of Directors
Aug 2, 2017, 10:15am EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Peter M. Musumeci, Jr. has joined the Republic Bank Board of Directors.

“Pete is a strong addition to our Board of Directors, bringing decades of industry experience with high growth, customer-focused businesses,” said Vernon W. Hill, II, Chairman of Republic First Bancorp, Inc. “His expertise will be vital to executing the bank’s aggressive growth plan for years to come.”

With more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry, Musumeci previously served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer with Commerce Bank in Cherry Hill, NJ, joining the bank just one year after it was initially founded. He also worked as a consultant for Metro Bank Harrisburg in Pennsylvania and currently serves as a consultant for Metro Bank PLC in London, England.

“I have been honored to witness the incredible success of Vernon Hill’s customer-centric business model firsthand both nationally and internationally,” said Musumeci. “As Republic Bank continues to gain momentum and grow market share throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, I look forward to playing an integral role in the bank’s mission to provide the absolute best banking experience in the country.”

In addition to serving on Republic Bank’s Board of Directors, Musumeci holds a seat on the Board of Trustees at Manhattan College in New York City, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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Musumeci, Peter M. Jr. [MC1972]

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JNEWS: Locactelli, Carl [MC1972] and Masbad, Raymundo G. Jr. [MC1985] become deacons

2017-Jun-13

 

Dear John,

             Attached is a copy of an Article from Catholic New Yorkreporting that 12 Permanent Deacons will be ordained next Saturday, June 17th at St Patrick’s Catherdal. Among them are two JASPERS: Carl Locactelli who received his Masters in 1972, and Raymundo G. Masbad Jr. who is a member of the Class of 1985. 

               Best,

                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Locactelli, Carl [MC1972]

 

Masbad, Raymundo G. Jr. [MC1985]

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[JR: Surprise surprise, Google has changed its “SITES” offering. For the time being, here’s where to find the story.]  

https://sites.google.com/view/jasper-jottings-new-backlot/home

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