Catholic history – Catholics Come Home Boston http://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:55:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-05T154232.929.png Catholic history – Catholics Come Home Boston http://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ 32 32 High School Football: Rematch between No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 St. John Bosco for Sectional Championship headlines Top 10 Games of the Week https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/high-school-football-rematch-between-no-1-mater-dei-and-no-2-st-john-bosco-for-sectional-championship-headlines-top-10-games-of-the-week/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:10:02 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/high-school-football-rematch-between-no-1-mater-dei-and-no-2-st-john-bosco-for-sectional-championship-headlines-top-10-games-of-the-week/ There are some monster playoff matches this week, but none bigger than the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship between No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and No. 2 St John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) Friday at the Rose bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and the winner will advance to the CIF […]]]>

There are some monster playoff matches this week, but none bigger than the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship between No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and No. 2 St John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) Friday at the Rose bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and the winner will advance to the CIF Open Division State Championship on Dec. 10 at Saddleback College.

The Monarchs won the regular season meeting 17-7 in a game that was less than a point away until the last minute when the second-year running back Jordan Davison iced him with a 38-yard touchdown run. Mater Dei has beaten the Braves three times in a row, all with a junior quarterback Elijah Brown under the center. St. John Bosco has won five straight since that loss, beating the opposition 225-34.

Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco is one of five games featured in this week’s list that pits the top two teams in the state against each other.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) takes on Bergen Catholic (Oradell) in the New Jersey Non-Public A title at MetLife Stadium on Friday.

Catholic (Baton Rouge) hosts Edna Karr (New Orleans) in the Louisiana Division 1 Select quarterfinals on Friday.

Kahuku takes on Punahou (Honolulu) in the Hawaii Open Division State Championship at Mililani High School on Friday.

Sheldon (Eugene) and West Linn brought it back to the Oregon 6A Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Friday.

Bergen Catholic’s Saeed St. Fleur leads the Crusaders against Don Bosco Prep for a New Jersey State title on Friday. (Photo: Pete Hagedoorn)

MaxPreps Top 10 Games of the Week

Friday, 7:30 p.m. (all local times) at the Rose Bowl

Top Players

This will be the fifth CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship meeting since 2016 between these two SoCal powerhouses with the Series Division. St. John Bosco won it in 2016 and 2019. Mater Dei did it in 2017 and 2018. The Monarchs added another in 2021 with a 27-7 victory over Servite (Anaheim) in the championship game of first section. Bosco has not played since 2012. This will be Mater Dei’s sixth consecutive participation in the section championship. The Monarchs are riding a 29-game winning streak, all of which have come with Brown under center.

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Cardinal Gibbons’ only loss came on Oct. 1 against the Patriots, 21-2. They have won six straight since beating the opposition 255-73. American Heritage’s only loss came in September to No. 5 Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Florida). They lost 42-34 in a home-and-away game. They’ve won seven straight since by an average margin of 33.3 points per game. This will be the first playoff meeting between the two since 2018 when the Chiefs won 35-7 in the 5A quarterfinals. In the wild 2017 playoff encounter, American Heritage cruised to a 58-57 victory in triple overtime after erasing an early 27-6 deficit.

Friday, 6 p.m. at MetLife Stadium

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Bergen Catholic have wanted this one back since the Ironmen won 31-7 in September. This is the only loss the Crusaders have suffered in the past two years. These two met in the non-public A title last season and Bergen took a 28-7 victory. It was the 18th Crusader State Championship in school history. Don Bosco Prep will be aiming for his 16th state title and first since 2015.

Friday, 7 p.m.

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These two Louisiana powerhouses square off with a Division 1 Select semifinal spot on the line. Edna Karr’s three losses are all due to forfeit. They haven’t lost on the pitch this season. The Bears have won 10 straight since a 38-35 loss to Good Lawyer (Olney, Md.).

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Friday, 7 p.m. at Piqua Alexander Stadium

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A berth in the Division 1 state championship is up for grabs when these two face off on Friday. The D1 bracket was listed as our fifth toughest post-season bracket in the country. Moeller has won five in a row since a 6-0 loss to the No.20 St. Edward (Lakewood). They returned to the MaxPreps Top 25 this week after handing over West Lakota (West Chester) his first defeat of the season in the quarter-finals. Springfield has reeled off eight straight since a 24-21 loss to Fairmont (Kettering). The winner will face St. Edward (Lakewood) or Lincoln (Gahana) at the state championship on Dec. 2.

Friday, 7 p.m. at Lycée Mililani

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The Red Raiders have won 21 straight games against state opponents, but Punahou was close to breaking that streak during the regular season. Kahuku erased a 20-13 deficit in the fourth quarter and took a 27-20 victory. This is Punahou’s only loss and one-score game this season. They outscored the opposition 411-93 in their nine wins and won every game by at least 16 points. Kahuku’s only two losses have come to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) and No. 13 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore).

Friday, 7 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium

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These two Ohio powerhouses square off with a Division 2 state championship spot on the line. The Tigers have won 12 straight since a season-opening 49-31 loss to Archbishop No. 24 Moeller. (Cincinnati). They are also the only team to beat No. 20 St. Edward (Lakewood). The Knights’ only loss came against St. Edward to close out the regular season. Massillon Washington won 24 AP state titles before the playoff system was implemented in 1972 and is two wins away from winning his first under the current playoff format. Archbishop Hoban has won five state titles since 2015. The winner will face either Central Catholic (Toledo) Where Kings (kings mill) on December 1 in the Division 2 State Championship.

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Sheldon has won all but one game this season by double digits, and that happened against West Linn. The Irish picked up a 35-31 win in week two of the regular season. Expect another classic Friday for the 6A state title. Both of these teams are brimming with talent, especially at quarterback. Both are strongly in the mix to be named the 2022 MaxPreps Oregon Football Player of the Year.

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This game is another rematch as Eastside Catholic handed O’Dea their only loss of the season with a 24-17 win in late September. This is the only single score game the Crusaders have participated in all year. They outscored the opposition 431-111. The Fighting Irish have won six games in a row since that defeat, beating the opposition 253-89. The winner will face either yellow Where Nice view in the 3A State Championship on Dec. 3.

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What will be our legacy? https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/what-will-be-our-legacy/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:15:55 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/what-will-be-our-legacy/ Sometimes in the future “Dad, what is a statue?” » “I’m sorry honey. What did you say?” “Statue. What is it?” “Spell it for me.” “STATUE.” He scratched his chin thoughtfully. “Oh. Statue! Well, Hon, years ago replicas of famous people like presidents and war heroes were built in public places. They were made of […]]]>
Sometimes in the future

“Dad, what is a statue?” »

“I’m sorry honey. What did you say?”

“Statue. What is it?”

“Spell it for me.”

“STATUE.”

He scratched his chin thoughtfully. “Oh. Statue! Well, Hon, years ago replicas of famous people like presidents and war heroes were built in public places. They were made of stone and they were built to look like that person. They were called statues.

She frowned. “Why did they build them?”

“Well, I guess they were people the country looked up to and respected. It was a way of honoring them and paying tribute to what they accomplished in their lives.

“I don’t think I’ve seen one before.”

“That’s because they were all torn down years ago, when I was around your age.” I don’t think there are statues now in America.

“Why did they shoot them?”

So many questions. “I guess they destroyed them because people didn’t like what they represented.”

“But dad. You said people built them to honor them because of their accomplishments, right? How could they destroy them like that?

“I don’t know, Hon. I guess, uh… people just changed their minds. He offered.

She frowned. ” It does not mean anything ! It doesn’t seem fair. No one tried to stop them?

“I guess not, darling.” He leaned down and shook her hand affectionately. “You know. You’re pretty smart for an eight-year-old. Anyway, what interests you about statues?”

“It’s part of my American history lesson,” she said. “And I’m eight and a half, I’ll let you know.”

“Right. Eight and a half years.

“Father?”

“Yes Dear.”

“Do you remember when Grandpa died last winter?” »

“Yes of course.”

“We built this statue for him in the cemetery under the tall trees.”

“No. It was a tombstone. It’s different.”

“But if people changed their minds and decided they didn’t love Grandpa anymore, could they also come and tear down his tombstone?”

He swallowed. “No, Susan. We would never allow that to happen,” he said as he pondered his question.

She nodded then put her pen next to her book. After a moment of tense silence. “In front of the church, there is the big wooden cross.

“Uh-huh.”

“Well, you told me that the cross represents God’s sacrifice for us, and I wonder. What if people suddenly changed their minds about God? Is there anyone who would stop them from destroying our cross?

The man felt his face flush and as he stared into his daughter’s innocent hazel eyes, he suddenly realized he couldn’t answer her question.

Fiction or sign of things to come?

Close your eyes and visualize your life five years ago. Think of your family and friends and consider the things of this world that have given you pleasure. Think for a moment about the dreams and aspirations you had for yourself and your children. Now open your eyes and look around you. Could you have imagined what you see today?

We rise from the ashes of a global pandemic to be paralyzed by the violence and divisiveness that floods our cities like an angry river. Peaceful protests against inequality and injustice turn into destruction and violence, while physical representations of our past are destroyed as if removing them could change the course of history. Innocent men and women of color are being killed and cries of pain, revenge and sometimes even anarchy fill the air.

Culturally and morally, we have become two warring countries into one with little compromise to resolve our differences and no end to the unrest in sight. The America we knew five years ago is buried under a mountain of hate and anger.

If you think the basic premises of our society have begun to crumble and fall, you are not alone. In the Old Testament, when King David was besieged by his enemies, he too felt his world collapsing around him. In the 11e chapter of Psalms, he cries out to the Lord, “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

God answers him. “The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and those who love violence. » We have forgotten that our God is a God of peace and love. Violence is not Godhis way, nor should it be the way of his people. It seems that the blood shed by the 600,000 people who lost their lives in the civil war has taught us little about how to live together.

There is no doubt that change in our country is long overdue. There is too much anger and pain among his people to remain as we are. But it is how we seek and implement justice and change that will speak to our morality and our very existence.

When historians reflect on this time in our country, what will they think? Will we be known as the generation that squandered the opportunity to emerge from a horrific pandemic and instead chose to self-destruct in a wave of partisanship and hatred? Will they see us as those who rejected the basic principles of our Constitution in favor of anarchy and violence? Or is it possible that we are remembered as the society that came together in the face of great adversity and pain to overcome our differences peacefully, in Godto balance?

Our Legacy?

Our legacy remains to be defined, but violence will only deepen the rift that divides us. Jesus speaks clearly to us in Matthewthe gospel when he said to his apostles, “Put your sword back in its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Perhaps we should consider his message as we move through our lives, seeking a peaceful resolution to our differences.

At the beginning of the fictional dialogue, an innocent child asks, “Could God be removed from our lives? »

To this hypothetical question, I would answer him. “Although the world we live in may sometimes seem different from God, He is always there with us. He is the air we breathe and the sun that shines. He is part of us and we are part of Him. We are his children and he will never leave us.

“Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. (Isaiah 41-10)

I ask you to join me in praying for our country. I ask the Lord for healing and our individual understanding of those who do not look or think like us. I pray that our country will be immersed in a social and cultural Baptism, to wash away the pains and sins of the past so that we can move forward together.

In chapter 13 of Johns gospel and again in the 15e chapter, Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment. He told them, “Love one another as I have loved you”.

If each of us, black or white, red or blue state, could take the first step towards this end. If only we could pause to listen to each other….

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River in search of his first regional title against Newark Catholic | News, Sports, Jobs https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/river-in-search-of-his-first-regional-title-against-newark-catholic-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 07:37:36 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/river-in-search-of-his-first-regional-title-against-newark-catholic-news-sports-jobs/ Photo/LAUREN FLORENCE RIVER JUNIOR quarterback Kabel Isaly rips off a piece of yardage against Caldwell last week. The Pilots will be back in action Saturday night in Cambridge against Newark Catholic in a Division VII, Region 27 title game. Mike Flannery took a step back earlier this week and reflected on […]]]>

Photo/LAUREN FLORENCE RIVER JUNIOR quarterback Kabel Isaly rips off a piece of yardage against Caldwell last week. The Pilots will be back in action Saturday night in Cambridge against Newark Catholic in a Division VII, Region 27 title game.

Mike Flannery took a step back earlier this week and reflected on the perspective he had on his River Pilots football team in August where it currently stands.

The veteran Pilots head coach didn’t hurt either.

He admitted that when his club were preparing for the season, he thought they had the makings of a team that could put on a special season.

“I absolutely thought it was possible” said Flannery. “I had that thought and as the season progressed we continued to improve every week.”

River has the key ingredients for post-season success.

Seniors and talents.

Both have done a lot to help River to eight straight wins since a mid-September loss to Barnesville.

However, there was more to this team than that, according to its head coach.

“The camaraderie of the band is one of the best I’ve experienced,” said Flannery. “We have 42 kids on the roster and each one of them gets along really well and likes each other. They’ve known each other and played together since they’ve been playing youth sports together. Every kid on the team doesn’t want to nothing more than our victory. And you can’t put a value on that.

Clearly, Flannery was right and the season adds another chapter this weekend in the Division VII, Region 27 championship game.

The Pilots (12-1) will go for the first regional football title on the school field on Saturday night at McFarland Stadium in Cambridge against perennial powerhouse Newark Catholic.

“Everyone knows who we are playing against,” said Flannery. “Honestly though, what more could you ask for as a player or a manager than this opportunity?”

While the only regional title for pilots in the field was an honorary title presented by OHSAA 50 years ago, when a computer glitch prevented pilots from participating in the tournament when only one team was in the field.

“Other than that (1972 season) we made the regional final twice and lost to Malvern and Danville,” said Flannery.

On the other side, however, Newark Catholic brings a boatload of postseason hits. The Green Wave has won 27 regional championships, including the last two. The wave has qualified for the state championship game 15 times and is the defending state runner-up.

“They are what they are,” said Flannery. “They are in this position practically every year, but we are not replaying their history or their tradition. We face the 2022 team and they face our 2022 team.”

River really hasn’t been challenged in the playoffs yet. The pilots edged Miller, Fairfield Christian and Caldwell by a combined total of 146-24. So far they have benefited from a running clock in every tournament match.

“There is no doubt that we are preparing to face the best team we have faced all year,” Flannery continued. “We have to bring our ‘A’ game and be solid in all phases of the game. I know it sounds cliché, but it really is the truth.

Meanwhile, on the other side, Newark Catholic enters the game with a 10-1 record. Regular season games against Bishop Ready and Columbus Academy have been canceled. The Wave have won eight straight and collected just seven points in playoff wins over Rosecrans, Notre Dame and Waterford.

“They are in good health” Flannery said of Newark Catholic. “They are very competent and solid. They really don’t do anything fancy, but they are really good at what they do.

The green wave is led by sophomore quarterback Miller Hutchison, who completed 95 of 148 passes for 1,668 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was only knocked out four times.

On the pitch, senior Mason Hackett is one of those players who regains his health at the right time. He returned to the line-up last week against Waterford after missing the previous three games through injury. In total, he amassed 1,191 yards and scored 21 touchdowns on 133 carries.

“(Hackett) is one of the best Division VII running backs I’ve seen,” Flannery noted. “The quarterback is very effective and played with a lot of composure for being a young kid. He throws a nice ball and they are very deep at the receiver.

In Hackett’s absence, second student Mikey Hess assumed most of the duties. He was impressive with 87 carries for 700 yards and scored nine touchdowns.

The receivers who have impressed Flannery are led by senior Grant Moore. He caught 34 passes for 707 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

The Pilots’ defense has been solid this season and, according to Flannery, is getting better week by week. Senior Brayden Strawn has recorded 62 solo tackles and 49 assisted saves. He posted 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and an astonishing 22 quarterback pressures.

Offensively, the Pilots have been explosive, efficient and versatile. They showed their ability to run and throw the ball effectively.

“We were able to find a lot of different ways to exploit other teams,” said Flannery. “We will search and try to figure that out again this week. We’re going to adopt plan A and if that doesn’t work we’ll adapt to plan B. We have to keep the chains moving, which has been our game plan for most of the season.

River’s offense is led by junior quarterback Kabel Isaly. He completed 133 of 199 passes for 2,078 yards and 32 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also rushed for 407 yards and seven other scores.

Brody Lollathin — the Eastern District’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year — caught 33 passes for nearly half of Isaly’s yardage (990) and exactly half of his touchdowns. He also rushed 45 times for 479 yards and seven touchdowns.

River Thompson caught 49 passes for 662 yards and 10 touchdowns.

When the pilots direct the ball, a multitude of players are used. Junior Kaden Johnson is the leader with 610 yards and 10 touchdowns. Finn Bowers had 506 yards and scored six times. Ty Long, who is also a defensive back, has 420 yards and six touchdowns.

These Pilot running backs had plenty of room to work thanks to the play of a wide and veteran offensive line. Strawn is the center, while Marshall Bier and Hunter Nething occupy the guard positions. At tackle, Mason Randall and Matt Gregg get the call. Sophomore Peyton Blue, who also shines at linebacker, transitioned well to tight end. Cooper Cordery and Zeke Zola are rotating up front.

“As a coach, I can’t ask more of our children” said Flannery. “They did everything we asked of them and played really well.”

Newark’s Catholic defense is led by senior linebacker Brendan Sheehan. He racked up 56 tackles and had three assists.

“They fly to the ball and they have the best defensive backfield we’ve seen,” said Flannery. “They cover everything you try and get after football.”



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East Suburban Catholic Conference and GCAC Team Preview – Shaw Local https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/east-suburban-catholic-conference-and-gcac-team-preview-shaw-local/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/east-suburban-catholic-conference-and-gcac-team-preview-shaw-local/ With the women’s basketball season set to kick off this week, here are sneak peeks of the Eastern Suburbs Catholic Conference teams and GCAC’s Fenwick, Montini and Rosary. benet Coach: Joe Kilbride (ninth grade). Summary of last season: 30-5, 7-0 Eastern Suburb Catholic Conference, first place. Best returning players: Lenée Beaumont, Sr. (G, 6-0); Samantha […]]]>

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]]> Build later, always – France Catholique https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/build-later-always-france-catholique/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:04:04 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/build-later-always-france-catholique/ I’m writing on November 9, a day after “the most important election in American history”, as some called it, and I don’t dispute it, except that I note that every major election since 1992 has been “the ‘most important election in American history’, and we have since slipped and sunk further into moral confusion and […]]]>

I’m writing on November 9, a day after “the most important election in American history”, as some called it, and I don’t dispute it, except that I note that every major election since 1992 has been “the ‘most important election in American history’, and we have since slipped and sunk further into moral confusion and madness.

In the days of Bill Clinton, that fatherless non-entity with a taste for young women and, somewhere in his confused soul, for America, it was a scandal that he took advantage of a young assistant as he did, although one reporter said, with an almost greedy physical description, that she would have performed oral sex on him just to keep the abortion “legal and safe”.

Nowadays, fourth graders are being instructed on the same subject, and the only outrage is that some think it’s still a bit young for that. As for abortion, I have heard many women insist that men have no say in it. And so they unwittingly provide testimony to their own ineptitude to belong to a civil society where people, as rational, social creatures and not millions of islands of desire, come together to discuss the common good. and how to guarantee it.

Yesterday I told a small group of conservative and devout Catholics in Canada that my country, the United States, was a “banana republic without bananas”, and that it would always be so on November 9, even if a A tide was rolling in a few dozen new Republican congressmen in power.

This does not happen. It happened in 1994, and we are still where we are, dragged down by the force of false premises, disordered desires and an electoral system designed to ensure that no intelligent, passionately passionate and impersonal conversation about an important feature of moral, political or economic life will never happen again.

The lowest passions sell: sex, fear, anger, hatred. They sell the farm and all the livestock before the farmer gets up. And the political arena, especially at a time when every potentially rational person and every feature of human life has been politicized and brought before the nation as a whole, is an exchange of passion, for sex, for fear, for anger and hate.

What do we have in the Church to sell that can compete?

Nothing. And all. What did the Christians of Nero’s time have to rival gladiators and wild beasts? A special Christian net and a trident for better retiary? Less bloodshed, but a lot more drama and action? This would conform the Church to Nero.

It’s a version of what many churches have done. Not that they got drama and action out of it; only stupidity and insignificance. They are not martyrs. They are yes-men. You can, so to speak, attend a Christian amphitheater on a Sunday, with many empty seats, and watch a plump, wobbly minister pretend to go after an old sow, poking her with a stick, and shouting victory when she waddles, bored, rolling in fresh mud.

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If it’s hedonism you want, you get a much more potent brew almost anywhere else.

The Christian martyrs of Nero’s time won by remaining faithful to Christ, knowing that they would be condemned by the world, mocked, taken for fools. Yet there was beauty in what they were doing. Their life was like everyone else’s, they worked at the same tasks, and yet their life was not at all like the life of their pagan neighbors.

Emperor Julian the Apostate, 300 years later, complained that Christians took better care of sick and needy pagans than the pagans themselves. Why? Faith imposed the moral duty on them, but yet they would not have done it, I think, if they had not been in love with Christ.

We cannot dispense with judgments against bad customs and actions. They are poisonous for the people who indulge in them and for the society that tolerates them. Our Lord did not hesitate to make such judgments. Saint Paul was not shy. Charity demands judgments as a guard against temptation, as a protection for the weak, and as a sharp and corrective sting against those who succumb to it.

But it’s not pretty. Ours is a world particularly hungry for beauty. We must be vessels of beauty, that is to say beauty which does not come from us, but which inspires and transforms us, better when we ourselves are not aware of it. We must recite the prayer of this old eucharistic hymn:

Sweet sacrament, we adore you!
O make us love you more and more,
O make us love You more and more.

We must love Christ more, looking always to the man on the Cross, that eternally resonant answer to the questions of the world and the evil of the world, an answer of love which the hedonist, the servant of time and the lukewarm find all absolutely crazy. But look at what men accomplish with beauty, inspired by Christ!

May our hearts shine with quiet joy and charity. Are you a sinner? Welcome to the club. But that the Christian hospital is not like the cold secular institution on the other side of town. May the Christian school be a place of good humor and joyful cries of children who still revel in innocence. May the Christian family be like a great motionless hill, green with grass and adorned with flowers and fruit trees.

We live among the rubble? Build then, build always, boldly, cheerfully; bringing people back to their own native songs and poetry, to their own native customs that once built families, neighborhoods and schools, all to the sound of church bells.

Is it the year 2022? Well, it could have been 1922, or 1522, and the inescapable human problems would be the same, albeit in different forms, and the love of our lives should be the same too – the love of Him who says: “Come, follow me. .”

*Image: Nero’s torches by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1876 [National Museum, Kraków, Poland]. Also known as Christianity candlesticksSiemiradzki’s painting depicts Christians about to be burned alive, slandered by the Emperor as the alleged perpetrators of the Great Fire of Rome.

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Women’s volleyball: OV beats Serra Catholic to advance to PIAA quarter-finals | High school https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/womens-volleyball-ov-beats-serra-catholic-to-advance-to-piaa-quarter-finals-high-school/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/womens-volleyball-ov-beats-serra-catholic-to-advance-to-piaa-quarter-finals-high-school/ SHINGLEHOUSE – This victory was not so dominant. It was, after all, the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs, a place the Oswayo Valley women’s volleyball team had only been to once before Tuesday night. In front of a packed gymnasium, however, OV held off a formidable opponent from District 7 and kept […]]]>

SHINGLEHOUSE – This victory was not so dominant.

It was, after all, the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs, a place the Oswayo Valley women’s volleyball team had only been to once before Tuesday night. In front of a packed gymnasium, however, OV held off a formidable opponent from District 7 and kept their historic season alive.

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Fleetwood Claims Class 2A District 3 Men’s Football Title With Victory Over Lancaster Catholic https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/fleetwood-claims-class-2a-district-3-mens-football-title-with-victory-over-lancaster-catholic/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 11:52:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/fleetwood-claims-class-2a-district-3-mens-football-title-with-victory-over-lancaster-catholic/ Nov. 6 – MECHANICSBURG – Midway through the first half of the District 3 Class 2A men’s soccer final, Fleetwood found themselves trailing by one goal. The Tigers had peppered Lancaster Catholic with one shot after another, but failed to score. In the final minutes of the first half, Fleetwood broke through. Junior Nate Herb […]]]>

Nov. 6 – MECHANICSBURG – Midway through the first half of the District 3 Class 2A men’s soccer final, Fleetwood found themselves trailing by one goal.

The Tigers had peppered Lancaster Catholic with one shot after another, but failed to score.

In the final minutes of the first half, Fleetwood broke through.

Junior Nate Herb scored to equalize just before halftime and senior Grant Hernandez scored what turned out to be the winning goal minutes into the second half to carry the top-seeded Tigers , to a 2-1 win over the sixth-seeded Crusaders on Saturday night at Mountain View Middle School in Cumberland Valley.

“We have a lot of talent here in this squad,” Fleetwood coach Keith Schlegel said. “You have to put the ball in the net, and we didn’t do that straight away tonight, (but) these guys are persistent.”

The Tigers’ perseverance was on full display throughout the game as they outscored Lancaster Catholic 16-3. The title is Fleetwood’s 14th, the most of any men’s football program in District 3 history.

“I’m just really proud of these guys,” Schlegel said. “These guys are great kids.”

Lancaster Catholic (14-5-2) opened the scoring midway through the first half on a goal from elder Will Scott, who sent a header off the crossbar and into the net. Junior Dawson Shreck got the assist.

Trailing 1-0 despite registering one shot after another, Fleetwood earned a free kick with just over five minutes remaining in the first half. Junior Josh Avila took the kick, firing a shot straight to the bottom left corner of the net.

Lancaster Catholic goalkeeper Nathan Hummer made the first save but dropped the ball, and Herb was there to push it over the goal line to make it 1-1.

“They’re the ones that win you games,” Schlegel said. “It’s good to score a goal like that. He brought us back into the game.”

The goal was Herb’s second of the district playoffs. He’s scored or assisted in all three of the Tigers’ playoff wins, including his goal in Saturday’s championship game.

“Josh put it on the frame and the keeper dropped it right there and it was a tap-in,” Herb said. “Disjointed goals are as good as long ones.”

Fleetwood (19-1-1) outscored the Crusaders 10-1 in the first half and held the lead for the majority of the first 40 minutes.

“The shots definitely made them tired,” Hernandez said. “Finally, we were going to enter.”

The Tigers continued that momentum in the second half and Hernandez scored less than three minutes into the second half. The goal was the product of a few quick passes from Fleetwood, as senior Owen Schlegel connected with Hernandez, who finished from inside the 18-yard box.

“It means the world,” Hernandez said of the win. “After being knocked out by Oley (Valley in the County Quarter-Finals), we never wanted anything more than that.”

The Tigers held their lead until the end, limiting Lancaster Catholic to just two shots on goal in the final 40 minutes.

“We played well tonight,” said Schlegel. “We didn’t really give them too many opportunities. We did our job.”

The Tigers will look to continue their success in the first round of the state playoffs when they host Danville on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

“Hard work gets you far,” Schlegel said. “I hope we continue like this.”

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Iraqi Archbishop calls for courageous dialogue between religions and an end to violent persecution https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/iraqi-archbishop-calls-for-courageous-dialogue-between-religions-and-an-end-to-violent-persecution/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/iraqi-archbishop-calls-for-courageous-dialogue-between-religions-and-an-end-to-violent-persecution/ The Sunni group is estimated to have over 90 million members. Their leader, Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf, met with Pope Francis in 2019 to present a vision for a more peaceful future and greater human brotherhood. This includes a Center for Shared Civilizational Values. The R20 summit, Sheikh Staquf told the Indonesian news agency Antarawhich […]]]>

The Sunni group is estimated to have over 90 million members.

Their leader, Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf, met with Pope Francis in 2019 to present a vision for a more peaceful future and greater human brotherhood. This includes a Center for Shared Civilizational Values.

The R20 summit, Sheikh Staquf told the Indonesian news agency Antarawhich should welcome “no less than 160 international personalities” and some 4,000 participants.

Archbishop Warda thanked Staquf for allowing a space for discussion to flourish and quoted the Muslim sheikh’s words that any Islamic doctrine of enmity was “unreasonable” and an obstacle to “living harmoniously and peacefully in within the multicultural and multi-religious societies of the 21st century”.

In his broadcast live speech, the Catholic leader called for an “honest discussion of the primordial cycle of hatred, supremacy and violence that has plagued humanity since before the dawn of history.”

The Archbishop echoed the words from Pope Francis in Iraq to Christians during his visit in 2021, emphasizing that love is a real strength. He stressed the need to be able to forgive – without forgetting – and “a renewed encounter with our Muslim neighbors based on the reality of our experience”.

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Kenyan Catholic Bishop celebrating Episcopal Golden Jubilee hailed as ‘a giant of faith’ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/kenyan-catholic-bishop-celebrating-episcopal-golden-jubilee-hailed-as-a-giant-of-faith/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 23:01:47 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/kenyan-catholic-bishop-celebrating-episcopal-golden-jubilee-hailed-as-a-giant-of-faith/ “When someone educates you, he frees you from the chains of slavery; they open your eyes,” he said, and added that Bishop Sulumeti has built health facilities in Kakamega Diocese “to continue the healing work of Christ.” “He saw to the spiritual and physical welfare of the people by building schools and guiding men into […]]]>

“When someone educates you, he frees you from the chains of slavery; they open your eyes,” he said, and added that Bishop Sulumeti has built health facilities in Kakamega Diocese “to continue the healing work of Christ.”

“He saw to the spiritual and physical welfare of the people by building schools and guiding men into the priesthood. Priests should take care of spiritual welfare while hospitals should take care of the physical person,” Bishop Muhatia said.

“The Church has truly been a giant through this giant,” the Kenyan archbishop said of the bishop who ordained him to the priesthood in October 1994.

The Archbishop called on the people of God to imitate Bishop Sulumeti in the service of the Lord and to be giants in carrying out the mission of Christ.

Prior to his appointment as Local Ordinary of Kakamega in February 1978, Bishop Sulumeti had first served as Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu under Bishop Joannes de Reepermember of the St. Joseph of Mill Hill Missionary Society (MHM) which he succeeded in December 1976.

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In Kakamega Diocese, Bishop Sulumeti was replaced by Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe whose episcopal consecration took place in March 2015.

In an interview with ACI Africa after the Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Obanyi called his predecessor’s Episcopal Golden Jubilee celebration a “rare story.”

“As his successor, to celebrate, to be there to witness the celebration of fifty years, that’s history. This tells me that faith is concrete; this is what we are experiencing,” Bishop Obanyi said on the sidelines of the October 29 event.

He added: “Monsignor Sulumeti did a great job. He was a strong personality who instilled discipline and yet with a lot of love. He’s a man of faith; he is a man of prayer. He has truly left his mark and built a legacy in the Church in Kenya.

Meanwhile, in his address during the October 29 celebration, the Holy Father’s representative in Kenya described the Bishop Sulumeti as “a living greetingstory from institle of what the Church in Kenya is everything on.”

” There Is so hellostory in this man. So a lot of knowledge, not only about the Church, but about also about the Kenya of long ago that we can no longer imagine today”, Archbishop megen sassistance.

The Vatican diplomat added: “Bishop Sulumeti has always tried to apply the law; he has stills tried to be objective, no salvations own opinion, but on what the Church teaches and what the Church desires. This was Bishop Sulumeti’s first objective.

He added that Bishop Sulumeti’s diligent service to the people of God in Kenya can be seen in the way he deals with his successor.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya explained: “Mr. Sulumeti respects the new bishop and he has never interfered with his work and that can only be if you are very conscious of your service to church and country.

“Bishop Sulumeti, thank you for this great witness for all of us,” Bishop Megen said.

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Mullen Library Hosts Centennial Tower Exhibit – https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/mullen-library-hosts-centennial-tower-exhibit/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:09:26 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/mullen-library-hosts-centennial-tower-exhibit/ Photo courtesy of Alannah Murphy By Alannah Murphy At the end of September 2022, an exhibition was inaugurated presenting the independent newspaper run by students from the Catholic University, the Tower. The exhibit is located in the Mullen Library on the second floor and was created to celebrate the Tower100th anniversary. The Tower published its […]]]>

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By Alannah Murphy

At the end of September 2022, an exhibition was inaugurated presenting the independent newspaper run by students from the Catholic University, the Tower. The exhibit is located in the Mullen Library on the second floor and was created to celebrate the Tower100th anniversary. The Tower published its first issue on October 27, 1922, with the goal of becoming a better source of campus information for the AUC community.

The exhibition presents different issues of the newspaper during its centenary existence. Parts of the exhibit are dedicated to different topics, such as social life, sports, engagement, national events, campus changes, editorials, and special issues. Another section of the exhibition deals with the origins and development of La Tour and includes a copy of the first issue of the newspaper. Several nameplates in the exhibit show how the newspaper’s appearance has changed over the years; the nameplates reflect both the time they were used and show the types of designs relevant to that time period.

Special Collections Archivist Shane MacDonald and Special Collections Technician Hannah Kaufman are two people responsible for assembling the exhibit.

“My job includes a lot of communicating with researchers and making sure they get the information they need,” Kaufman said. “I love being able to provide that access, and one of my favorite things is being able to use my knowledge of collections to give them more resources that they maybe didn’t know we had.”

Original materials from decades ago are preserved and stored in the AUC archives. The archives keep their documents in acid-free boxes in secure, climate-controlled storage rooms on campus. Archivists work to record each item to keep track of it for security and access. There are several storage locations, but the central location is in Aquin’s room. According to MacDonald, archivists check these locations at least once a day, and staff can often be seen walking around campus.

“The Archives constitute the official memory of the University. We maintain official school records, but also work to document campus life. In addition to recording the University’s history, we collect materials related to American Catholic history,” MacDonald said.

Besides newspapers and nameplates, there are other original items that have been preserved and put in the display case. A few of these items are an old leather football helmet used in the 1940s, student government pins from the 80s, and a Brookland Subway pennant from the 70s that was used at the opening ceremony of the Brookland subway station.

According to MacDonald, exhibits require a lot of coordination and planning. “We had to work with our colleagues at the Mullen Library to secure the space for the exhibition, as well as with our suppliers to ensure the necessary props were available on time,” MacDonald said.

While mounting the exhibit, Shane and Kaufman combed through many issues of the Tower and compiled a list of topics they felt best represented what the journal had to offer; after that, it was a matter of choosing articles that highlighted these different themes. The duo made a physical mock-up of the display cases to ensure each object would fit properly before transferring the items from the archives to the Mullen Library.

Both Kaufman and MacDonald agree that the hardest part of putting together the exhibit was being able to tell the story of the Tower100 years of publishing.

“When we opted for a thematic approach, we had to select the themes that best corresponded to the Towerthe story of and what stories/objects would best reflect these themes. This involved reading many numbers of the Tower“, said MacDonald.

“A student newspaper is not just the legacy of the newspaper itself. It is the heritage of the students and their relationship with the Catholic University. Visiting the exhibit is a way to engage with the past,” Kaufman said.

MacDonald encourages students to visit the exhibit, since the Tower is a testament to how AUC students shape and transmit campus culture, with each featured article written by student journalists and recording student activities and opinions.

“I think this is not a static display, but a snapshot of an ever-living and evolving culture of student journalism and campus life,” MacDonald said.

The Mullen Library continues to present exhibits to students, the next exhibit planned for Mullen is from the Institute of Oriental Christian Research (ICOR) library and will focus on Armenian resources in the university’s collections.

The exhibition will be open until December 12.

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