Monthly Archives: August 2014

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

!!!! Draw a line from East to West starting just above Fort Lauderdale and ending just above Naples, and everything south of that line would be the territory of the Archdiocese of Miami.  Since most of that area consists of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SIXTEEN

!!!! Ordination of Bishop Rice by Archbishop Carlson in Saint Louis Cathedral In 1971 Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick, who had served for three years as the first and only Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami was transferred by Pope … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FIFTEEN

!!!! Pope Pius VI with Cardinal Ottaviani on his right. Dan Herr, the former Editor of Crisis Magazine once wrote in one of his editorials, that if the Church had the same custom as the Chinese and named each year … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FOURTEEN

!!!!   After I was appointed the Rector of Saint Mary Cathedral and Chancellor of the Diocese, the editor of The Miami Herald sent a reporter to interview me.  The paper wanted to publish a profile of me in the … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER THIRTEEN

!!!! The Church of the Nativity, Hollywood, Florida Interior of the church as it appears today; it underwent a remodeling in 2000   About the time that I was appointed Pastor of Saint Ann Parish in 1966 the Pastor of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWELVE

!!!! The beach at Naples, Florida     My appointment as Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Church was very short.  Within a year I was transferred by Archbishop Carroll to be the Parochial Vicar at Saint Coleman Church in Pompano … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER ELEVEN

!!!! Bishop Coleman Francis Carroll, Bishop of Miami Biography Coleman Carroll was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of William and B. Margaret (née Hogan) Carroll.[1] His parents were both born in Ireland, and his father, who … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TEN

!!!! The City of Miami, Florida as it appeared in 1960.   ne·far·i·ous adjective \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\ : evil or immoral Full Definition of NEFARIOUS :  flagrantly wicked or impious :  evil Examples of NEFARIOUS a nefarious scheme to cheat people out … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NO SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 9

!!!! Archabbot Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B., 1896-1971 The Rt. Rev. Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B., D.D., sixth Archabbot of St. Vincent Archabbey. The following is taken from the published obituary of Archabbot Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B.: Archabbot Strittmatter entered the Benedictine … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 8

!!!! Photo of the interior of the Archabbey Church as it appeared in 1953. With the completion of the novitiate year in the summer of 1953 it was time for my simple profession of vows.  Benedictines profess four vows, unlike … Continue reading

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