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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle Office of Mission and Identity is honored to present two major lectures by Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. President Emeritus, Georgetown University, in the months of November and December.
On Thursday, November 1, 2012 (All Saints Day) Father O’Donovan will talk on “Karl Rahner and All the Saints.”
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, he will focus on “Prepare the Way of the Lord: John the Baptist as a Model for Christian Life Today.”
Both lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Romita Auditorium in the Mooney Center on the Main Campus of the College.Read more
New Rochelle Police were called to 1 Pryer Road earlier today after a trespassing complaint was made against WABC-TV reporter Marcus Solis and a crew from Channel 7 Eyewitness News. The complaint was determined to be unfounded.Read more
The Rev. Richard McCormick was arrested Thursday in New Rochelle and is expected to be arraigned in Massachusetts on allegations he molested a child three decades ago. He is to be arraigned on 5 counts of child rape. McCormick, who is in his 70's was the former director of the Marian Shrine in Stony Point.
Police allege that the 5 counts took place in Ipswich, MA in 1981 and 1982 when the alleged victim was 11 and 12 years old.
McCormick, 71, the former provincial of the Salesian Brothers of Don Bosco for the eastern United States and Canada, has already been sued by nine people who alleged he sexually molested them as boys.
According to the Globe, McCormick will be returning to New Rochelle: blockquote>Attending today’s arraignment was the Reverend Steve Dumais, who is the current vice provincial for the Salesians order in New Rochelle and who told the court he would be McCormick’s “custodian” when he returns to New York.
“Our whole reason is to work with young people, especially the poor. So these charges are very egregious,’’ Dumais said. “The reality of it is that it’s sad, certainly, that one of our own has been arrested and charged with a criminal complaint. We are doing our very best to support the work of the authorities the best we can.’’
The St. Petersburg Times, in 2002, reported on an incident involving McCormick at St. Petersburg Catholic High School:
A priest at St. Petersburg Catholic High School has resigned after a female student complained that he greeted her with a hug and a kiss. The Rev. Richard McCormick, 61, who taught theology and English, was granted a leave of absence while the complaint was investigated. Later, the school and McCormick "mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of the school community that Father McCormick not return," according to a statement by the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
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On September 23, 2012, a group of 40 individuals, many of them self-proclaimed couch potatoes, will take on an incredible feat—competing in an Olympic Triathlon. While some of teammates had competed in the Jarden Westchester Triathlon before, most of them are first-timers. Together, all of them have a higher goal in mind—to raise money to find a cure for blood cancers.
Skippy’s Team 3.0 consists mostly of members of the Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue, who, for the third year, have decided to take on this challenge in memory of their dear friend, Stephen “Skippy” Lubofsky. Skippy lived in New Rochelle, New York with his wife Yael, and his three young children, Noam, Daniel, and Eliana. Stephen passed away on October 27, 2010 from complications resulting from a 13-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Stephen’s oldest son, Noam, was a member of Skippy’s Team 2.0, and will be participating in his second Olympic Triathlon at the age of 17 in memory of his father and in an effort to prevent another son from experiencing the loss he has experienced.Read more
The campaign to protect religious freedom in the United States is being followed in the New Rochelle area. Father Martin Biglin, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church and Vicar of the Sound Shore Vicariate, reports all parishes in the Vicariate have been informed of the need for all congregations to say the designated prayer for religious freedom in our Country. You can read more about this at www.usccb.org/conscinece. Holy Name Church, as did many other churches, held a prayer service.
In Westchester on Saturday June 23, 250 people attended a religious freedom rally in White Plains. Fr. George Kuhn, Pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yonkers, spoke about how the Catholic Church can not agree to the mandates, nor give up the many charitable services it provides. Many other parishes in the area participated in this Fortnight for Freedom. The program is set to culminate on July 4, 2012.
The prayer for religious liberty follows:
Almighty God, Father of all nations,
For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).
We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty,
ShopRite Supermarkets and members of Union Baptist Church, held its second annual “Taking Steps to Rebuild” 5K Walk-A-Thon to raise money to assist in the rebuilding of the 100-year old Union Baptist Church in New Rochelle, which was tragically destroyed in a fire on Valentine’s Day 2011. The event was held at Five Islands Park in New Rochelle, NY.Read more
Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY honored Andy Seliz, a senior who died unexpectedly just months before graduation. The statute of Jesus on the Cross was unveiled as part of graduation ceremonies which were held at Holy Name Church.Read more