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Updates from the Syracuse Region

Joan Cincotta, DM
1/14/2021

The Syracuse Region has been busy keeping with our needy at Malta House and with each other. In November, several members came together at Malta House to deliver a Thanksgiving dinner complete with dessert pies and individually bottled drinks, all contained in bags with a Thanksgiving design.

 

The same group ...

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Features

Chaplain Reflection

Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Associate Chaplain Chicago
12/31/2020

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

As a country, and perhaps as a world, we heave a collective sigh that the painful year pounded by pandemic, protest and political partition is at last ...

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Philadelphia Region Produces Prison Ministry Videos

Robert Macri, KM
12/31/2020

This Advent, the Philadelphia Region, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, produced a series of video reflections designed to serve the spiritual needs of the incarcerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Originally conceived for local ...

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Palliative Care Issues: Nutrition and Hydration

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
12/17/2020

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore the Church’s teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director ...

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Archive

Burial Mass of the Poor, Homeless, and Forgotten

Paul David, KMOb
12/19/2019

Since 2012, hundreds of people have gathered on All Souls Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, Louisiana to bury the remains of the poor, homeless, and forgotten who were unclaimed ...

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Pittsburgh Region Retreat

Patrick Neff, KM
12/19/2019

The Pittsburgh Region hosted its annual retreat at the beginning of November, with more than 20 members from the region and beyond engaging in a weekend of spiritual renewal. This annual retreat is held at ...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Talk at Investiture

Dan Krieger, KM
11/21/2019

The Defense of the Faith Forum at Investiture weekend featured Professor John Keown of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, addressing the topic of physician-assisted suicide. Speaking to a crowd of more than ...

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Northern VA Lourdes Malade Luncheon

Mary Petrino, DM
11/21/2019

In October, the Northern Virginia Region members invited local malades and companions to a Lourdes Malade Reunion Mass and Luncheon at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia. Nine of them joined the celebration of ...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Craig Jarchow, KMOb, Vice President
11/7/2019

Several members of the Federal Association attended the Western Association’s annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in October. This pilgrimage is held in conjunction with the Mexican Association and is ...

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Inaugural Blessed Fra' Gerard Distinguished Lecture held In Milwaukee

Cynthia Salazar, DM
11/7/2019

Last month, following a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Timothy Kitze at the historic Old St. Mary Church, members of the Federal and American associations, along with their spouses and guests, gathered at the University ...

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Dinner for Moms at Joseph’s House

Joan Cincotta, DM
11/7/2019

In September, members of the Syracuse Region gathered to prepare a dinner of beef tenderloin and all the accompaniments for the women at Joseph's House, a home for unwed mothers.

 

The home provides a ...

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From left to right: Bishop Knestout, Archbishop Pierre, Msgr. Watkins, Msgr. Enzler, and Msgr. Forro

Our Lady of Philermo Votive Mass for Mothers and Babies of Bethlehem

Anna Harter, Communications Manager at Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation
10/24/2019

Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation celebrated the votive Mass of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, venerated under the title of Our Lady of Philermo, on September 15 at St. Ann Catholic Church ...

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Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life

Jane Lanier, DM
10/24/2019

Knights Ernie Bono and Lou Walsh represented the Federal Association along with Knights Tom Egan and Darryl Blatzer from the American Association, at the funeral Mass and celebration of the life of retired Bishop John ...

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Knights and Dames Serve Lunch at Walter Reed National Medical Center

Larry Demaree, KM
10/10/2019

In September, members of the Montgomery County region commenced a new activity at Walter Reed National Medical Center, serving lunch in the hospital every other month on the second Saturday. There is no food service ...

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Healing Mass in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM
10/10/2019

This September marked the second healing Mass held by members of the Chicago Region for local malades at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine. 

The annual Mass was concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Boland, chaplain ...

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Msgr. Anthony Marcaccio

Encountering Christ: The Gospels and Christian Morality

From Catholic News Herald article, ‘Christian joy motivates people to act in faith’ by Georgianna Penn June 19, 2019. Contributions and modifications by Debora Ritzel, DM.
9/12/2019

On June 13, the Feast Day of St. Anthony, the Central North Carolina Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith presentation by Alessadro Rovati, chair of the Theology Department at Belmont Abbey College, titled “Encountering ...

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An American Hakim in Lebanon

John Quinn, MD, KM
8/22/2019

Author’s note: The Order of Malta Chabrouh Camps are located in the hills above Beirut, Lebanon. The program began over 20 years ago when a 19-year-old German volunteer with the Order saw that mentally ...

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Jacksonville Year of Spiritual Renewal

Jane Lanier, DM
8/22/2019

In July, the Jacksonville Region gathered for a presentation as part of the series on spirituality planned by our associate chaplain, the Rev. John Tetlow.  Father John invited a Catholic priest from the Diocese of ...

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Syracuse Defense of Faith Forum

Joanne Caputo, DM
8/22/2019

In June, distinguished author, political analyst and social activist George Weigel travelled from Washington DC, where he serves as Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, to Syracuse for our Defense of the ...

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2019 Walter Reed Barbeque

Anne Blum, DM & Joan Glasgow, DM
8/8/2019

 

In June, the Montgomery County and DC regions held the Annual Walter Reed BBQ., this year in memory of Peter Guen, KJ, of the Johanniter Order, a Protestant relative of our Order of Malta. Peter ...

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Lancaster Region Takes on New Service Project

Christopher Gibbons, KM
8/8/2019

In May, the Lancaster Region began a new service project by welcoming a refugee family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Arriving from a camp in Tanzania, Dunia, Jeanete and their three children, Aci, Regina, and Saimon, were ...

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St. John Mass in Dallas

Christopher “Kip” Rolland, KM
8/8/2019

 

In June, the Dallas/Ft. Worth Region held their Nativity of St. John Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. The celebrant was Bishop Gregory Kelly, the auxiliary bishop of the Diocese ...

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Margaret Melady Receives Star of Bethlehem Award

Kathryn S. Abell, GCMOb
7/25/2019

 

The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation honored Margaret Melady, GCM, with the Star of Bethlehem Award at its third annual Mother-Daughter Friendship Tea in May. Dr. Melady, who recently completed her term as president ...

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Jacksonville Knights and Dames Complete Two Service Projects

Jane Lanier, DM
7/25/2019

 

The Jacksonville Region recently completed two service projects in our area with great success.

At San Jose Manor, a low-income Catholic housing project, the knights and dames hosted its annual Pat Thornton, KM dinner celebration ...

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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated