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Friars in the News

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Catholic Star Herald
A Victory Tour Through the Streets of Camden
Featured: Fr. Jud Weiksnar, OFM

Members of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Camden, N.J., and the Von Nieda Park Task Force visit six sites in Cramer Hill where their community organizing has made a difference.



USA Today
Ground Zero Cross Remains a Powerful Symbol
Featured: Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM

A steel beam in the shape of a cross became a symbol of hope for many after 9/11. Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM, celebrated Mass for many people who gathered around the cross in the years following Sept. 11.


Olean Times Herald
Mt. Irenaeus Celebrates 30 Years, Its Chapel Turns 25 This Year
Featured: Fr. Daniel Hurley, OFM, and Fr. Daniel Riley, OFM

The Franciscan mountain retreat community prepares to celebrate the ministry's anniversary. Fr. Daniel Riley, OFM, founder and director, reflects on Mt. Irenaeus's history.


The Philadelphia Inquirer
In Churchyard Drama, an Act 'Incredibly Heroic and Pretty Stupid'
Featured: Br. Karl Koeing, OFM, and Fr. Jud Weiksnar, OFM

After the weekly collection money was stolen from Br. Karl Koeing, OFM, two ushers from St. Anthony of Padua Parish chased the gun-wielding thief.



Times-Herald Record
Mount Bids a Fond Goodbye to Father Kevin
Featured: Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM

The Mount Saint Mary College community celebrates president Fr. Kevin Mackin as he prepares to step down at the end of the academic year.


Catholic New York
Faith Lives
Featured: Fr. Daniel Kenna, OFM

Pilgrims were welcomed to Holy Name Church in New York City by Fr. Daniel Kenna, OFM, during the 2014 Franciscan Pilgrimage.


The Beacon
Stained Glass Studio Shares Story of Faith by Restoring Century Old Windows
Featured: Fr. Christopher VanHaight, OFM

After six years of work, 29 windows of St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., will be fully restored by the end of the year.


The News Journal
Palm Crosses Celebrate Easter, Honor Heritage
Featured: Fr. Todd Carpenter, OFM

Parishioners create "a spiritual garden" out of palm crosses each year at St. Paul Church in Wilmington. The activity gives people a chance to celebrate both their faith and their culture.


Potomac Local
St. Francis of Assisi Goes Green, Plans Festival
Featured: Fr. Kevin Downey, OFM

Our parish in Triangle, Va., celebrates Earth Day and the 35th anniversary of St. Francis being named patron saint of ecology with a variety of educational activities.


Brown Alumni Magazine
The Evolution of Ken Miller
Featured: Fr. Howard O'Shea, OFM

Fr. Howard O'Shea, OFM, is mentioned in an article about prominent Darwinist and Laetare Medal recipient Ken Miller, who credits Fr. Howard as the reason he began attending Mass again as a college student.



The Philadelphia Inquirer
Kensington Monks Serve Dignity with Dinner
Featured: Br. Fred Dilger, OFM, and Fr. Michael Duffy, OFM

The friars of St. Francis Inn serve more than 151,000 hot meals each year to Philadelphia's poor. This article highlights the "friar power" that keeps the ministry running.


CBS New York
American Atheists Work To Keep WTC Cross Out Of 9/11 Museum
Featured: Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM

Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM, speaks in favor of keeping the World Trade Center cross as part of the 9/11 Museum in New York City.


Catholic Philly
Work of Lay Franciscan Volunteers Shows ‘Holy Spirit is Working’
Featured: Fr. Michael Duffy, OFM

The Franciscan Volunteer Ministers receive the Saint Katharine Drexel National Justice Award from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.



Irish Central
Leading Priest Says Gays Should be Accepted, De Blasio Should Negotiate Compromise
Featured: Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM

Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM, discusses the St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s decision to forbid Irish gays and lesbians from marching with a banner in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision not to march in the parade.


The River Reporter
Change in Local Catholic Churches
Featured: Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM, and Fr. John O'Connor, OFM

The Province announces that it will return care of two parishes in Sullivan County to the Archdiocese of New York.


The Paladin
Father Pat “Shares Something Good” on Popular WPLS Show
Featured: Fr. Patrick Tuttle, OFM

"Tell Me Something Good," a weekly radio show hosted by Fr. Patrick Tuttle, OFM, has become one of the station's most popular programs.



America Magazine
Daring Peace
Featured: Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM

Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, writes about Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela and other leaders who use nonviolence in an effort to secure peace for all.


The Filipino Express
Filipino Groups in NY Push for TPS for Philippines
Featured: Fr. Julian Jagudilla, OFM

Fr. Julian Jagudilla, OFM, director of the Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and other members of the Filipino community in New York City are asking the federal government to grant Filipinos in the U.S. temporary protected status.


The New Yorker
Department of Kindness: The Oldest Continually Operated Breadline in America
Featured: Fr. Paul Lostritto, OFM

Fr. Paul Lostritto, OFM, describes the St Francis Breadline on West 31st Street in New York City that since 1930 has provided food to those in need.


The News Journal
Does One Day a Year Really Honor Dr. King?
Featured: Fr. John O'Connor, OFM, and Fr. Paul Williams, OFM

The Province holds its annual Mass in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at St. Joseph Church in Wilmington, Del.


The Washington Post
St. Francis of Assisi Named Wildlife Habitat as Part of Greenfaith Certification
Featured: Fr. Kevin Downey, OFM

As the Virginia parish ends a two-year process to receive certification from Greenfaith, St. Francis Church is named a wildlife habitat.


New York Daily News
Leave the Horses and Drivers Alone
Featured: Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM

As debates over the Central Park carriage horses continue, several members of the faith community speak of the benefits of allowing the practice to continue.


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