JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24- 2009 June 14

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Airman saves airliner


May 17, 2009
Airman saves airliner
Thomas Lifson

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Once again, we have reason to give thanks for the United States Military – in this case a United States Air Force Airman, Staff Sgt. Bartek Bachleda. Thanks to his alert action, a jumbo jet full of passengers was saved.

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[JR: Easy to sit down and go to sleep. Instead, he keeps his head in the game UNTILL he gets someone to pay attention.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 7 2009 12:37 PM

ADMINISTRIVIA: Yahoo preventing me from posting this week’s issue

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[JR: You have GOT to be kidding me! 48 hours? What kind of service is this? Crappy!]

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[JR: Sent via the OLD Yahoo message editor. (Hyperlinks are plain text. Can't click on them. Format is ugly.) But it's out!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 7 2009 6:41 AM
    * Updated: Tue, Jun 9 2009 11:04 AM

JFound: Anonymous Jasper missed Woodstock for the military


Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Woodstock, in their own words

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We’ve been sharing a lot of Woodstock-related videos and links

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[JR: In the comments section!]

Anonymous said…

   1969 – born and raised in the Bronx – graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx – class of 1969 – Woodstock – me – Basic Training Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Ozark Mountains – damn – bummer to put it mildly.

   June 3, 2009 2:45 PM

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[JR: Sounds like another Jasper who missed Woodstock and the Free Love movement. ROFL! Tough time to grow up.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 8 2009 9:30 AM

JFound: Krohn, Bill [MC1973] cited


Improving their life and times is Barnow’s reward
Coach’s impact felt from Hudson Valley to Africa
By Kevin Gleason
Posted: June 07, 2009 – 5:46 PM

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Bill Krohn, U.S.: competed for club in 1980s; Manhattan College grad ran 5K in 13:25

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Krohn, Bill [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Bill Krohn is class of 1973.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Krohn, Bill [MC1973]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 8 2009 9:36 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Jun 13 2009 1:19 PM

JUpdate: McCall, Thomas A. (MC1972)

McCall, Thomas A. (MC1972)

Chief Operating Officer
MileMeter Insurance Company
Dallas, Texas 75201

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 8 2009 1:07 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on alumni reunion

Dear John,

   Last weekend was the Annual Alumni Reunion principally for the Class of 1959, the 50 year class and the Class of 1984, the 25 year Class. The 50 year Class started the weekend off with a Boat ride that started in New Rochelle and went down the East River to the Statute of Liberty. Despite the heavy rain a good time was had by all. The 25 Year Class had their individual event on Campus where they received their Silver Anniversay Medals.

   On Saturday the Class of 1959 attended a brunch in Thomas Hall where they received their Golden Anniversary Medals which were presented by Brother Thomas. The Class Gift was $425,000, the largest Class gift to date. Brother delivered his last formal speech after the presentation of the gift. A very touching moment. After the Class picture, and some wine tasting and a medley of scenes from various Manhattan College Players presentations, Mike Bette, ‘59 led the procession into Mass.

   The Mass at 5 PM in the Chapel was special. The Principal Celebrant was Msgr. John (Jack) Meehan, ‘59, the concelebrants were Fr. George Sharp, ‘59 who was a Medical Doctor for 25 years before he was ordained and Fr. George Hill, the College Chaplin. Dcn. Thomas Scanlon, ‘59 was the Deacon of the Mass and Dcn. John Antenucci, ‘59 was the Deacon of the Word. Ricardo Barbieri, ‘59 did the Second Reading, George Skau, ‘59 was the Altar Server Minister of the Eucharist. Brother William Batt, FSC read the Prayer of the Faithful and Paul Thomas ‘84 was the Cross Bearer. I did the first Reading, and my brother Edward ‘59 & Barbara McEneney brought up the Gifts. The Music was outstanding. After the blessing of the Medals, Brother Thomas again addressed the group in a very heartfelt farewell.

   This was followed by a Clam Bake on the Quad with plenty of Shrimp, Clams, Oysters followed by individual Lobsters and Corn and boiled Potatoes. This was followed by Desert and Dancing in Smith. A great time was had by all.

The Class of 1960 and the Class of 1985 have a lot to look forward to!

   Mike McEneney

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 8 2009 8:42 PM

JUpdate: Sendall, Sean [MC????]

Sendall, Sean [MC????]

Host, Sales, Production
New Hampshire Sports Radio WGAM The Game

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 9 2009 1:08 PM

JFound: Long, Tim [MC1991] BMO Capital Markets Equity Research


BMO Capital Markets Equity Research Hires Veteran Analyst to Cover Networking & Wireless Equipment

TORONTO, June 9, 2009 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), has hired Tim Long as a Senior Equity Analyst to the firm’s Technology team. Based in New York, Tim will cover companies in the wireless equipment and data networking industries.

“Technology is a key area for the differentiated research we provide our clients,” said Jack Blackstock, Co-Head of Equity Research, BMO Capital Markets. “Tim’s experience and excellent reputation as a leading analyst will complement the highly focused approach we pursue in technology research.”

Tim joins BMO Capital Markets from Banc of America Securities, where he was a senior research analyst covering wireless equipment and data networking/ wireline equipment. Tim has more than 12 years of experience as an equity research analyst and has been consistently highly ranked in analyst surveys, including Institutional Investor’s annual list. Tim began his professional career as an engineer for Bell Communications Research and Raytheon. He earned his Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and his MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

About the BMO Capital Markets Equity Research Group

With more than 70 research analysts, BMO Capital Markets Equity Research now covers more than 900 companies in industries that include Business Services; Capital Goods; Consumer & Leisure; Energy, Utilities & Power; Financial Institutions & REITs; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Media & Entertainment; Metals & Mining; and Technology & Telecommunications. A complete list of the firm’s U.S. and Canadian equity analyst team and coverage universe can be viewed at: www.bmocm.com/research/equities.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading full-service North American financial services provider, with over 2,400 employees operating in 14 North American offices and 26 worldwide, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with Cdn$432 billion total assets and 37,000 employees as at April 30, 2009.

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For news media inquiries, please contact: (416) 867-3996

Internet: www.bmocm.com

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Long, Tim [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tim Long is class of 1991.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Long, Tim [MC1991]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 9 2009 8:23 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Jun 13 2009 1:19 PM

JFound: Reilly, Mary Beth [MC1984] AVP at COSI


College of Staten Island
New Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
June 9th, 2009

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Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, Dr. William Fritz, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Staten Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mary Beth Reilly as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at the College, effective August 3, 2009.

Ms. Reilly has been serving as Interim Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management since August 2008, and now oversees ten administrative departments including: Academic Advisement, Academic Support, College Now, College Testing, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, Evening and Weekend Services, Financial Aid, The Hub, Recruitment and Admissions, and Registrar. She began her career at CSI in 2000 as the Director of Recruitment and Admissions and served in that role until August 2008. Ms. Reilly brought a wealth of experience to CSI having served as Director of Enrollment Management/Recruitment, Union County College; Project Manager, The University Application Processing Center/CUNY Central where, among other initiatives, she was involved with University Testing, COPE, and CPI; Interim Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Brooklyn College/CUNY; Director of Recruitment, Office of Enrollment Management, and Admissions Counselor, Lehman College/CUNY.

Ms. Reilly has presented at professional conferences; is the author of an article in her field; is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the CSI Dolphin Award; and is a member of many professional associations.

Ms. Reilly received a Master’s degree in Education, Higher Education Administration from Baruch College/CUNY; a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College, and an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Bergen Community College.

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Reilly, Mary Beth [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Marybeth is a member of the Class of 1984.  


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Reilly, Mary Beth [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 10 2009 9:52 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Jun 11 2009 11:44 PM

JHQ: Dr. Richard Emmerson As Next Dean Of Arts


June 8, 2009

Manhattan College Names Dr. Richard Emmerson As Next Dean Of Arts

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. Richard Emmerson has been named the next dean of Manhattan College’s school of arts, effective July 1. Emmerson will replace Dr. Mary Ann O’Donnell, who will step down from her position after 38 years at Manhattan, 15 of which she spent as dean.

Since 2006, Emmerson has served as professor and chair of the department of art history at Florida State University. Prior to arriving at Florida State, he was the executive director of the Medieval Academy of America and editor of its interdisciplinary journal Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies.

Emmerson has taught at Georgetown University, Harvard University, Tufts University, Walla Walla College and Western Washington University, where he served as professor and chair of the English department. From 1987-1990, he was the deputy director of the division of fellowships and seminars at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia Union College, Emmerson earned a master’s in English and American literature from Andrews University and a Ph.D. in English and medieval studies from Stanford University. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Key Figures in Medieval Europe (2006) and Antichrist and Judgment Day: The Middle French Jour du Jugement (1998).

Emmerson’s research is interdisciplinary, studying medieval art, drama, religion and visionary poetry during the later Middle Ages and early Reformation period. His scholarship during the past decade focuses on the relationship of word and image in medieval English and French manuscripts, both literary and devotional.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jun 10 2009 2:53 PM

JNews: Costabile, Thomas [MC1975] Montgomery Academy’s Board of Trustee


Costabile Joins Montgomery Academy Board Of Trustees
Posted : Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:13:07 GMT
Author : Montgomery Academy
Category : Press Release

MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 10 NJ-Montgomery-trustee
Old Tappan Exec volunteers time and expertise to Morris County special ed school

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MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Montgomery Academy’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its April meeting to name Thomas Costabile to the Board of the nonprofit, state approved school.

Costabile most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment Distribution Company, an international media manufacturing and supply chain company he helped to found as a division of publicly traded EDCI Holdings. As President of WEA Manufacturing, Mr. Costabile led the US manufacturing division for Warner Music and Warner Home Video. He has also held numerous positions, including Senior Vice President of Operations, at Sony Music (formerly CBS Records). Costabile holds an MBA in Finance, from Long Island University and a BSME from Manhattan College. He is a Board Member for the University of Oregon Foundation and a Member Emeriti for the Oregon Children’s Foundation, among many other professional affiliations.

“Tom brings Montgomery Academy an outstanding skill set earned through his many years of business and civic accomplishment,” said J. Anthony Manger of Norris, McLaughlin and Marcus, P.A., who chairs the Board of Trustees and also serves as an officer of its Foundation. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Tom to the Montgomery Academy community. Tom possesses the vision and leadership Montgomery needs as the school prepares to celebrate its 40th Anniversary and focuses on access, advocacy, and program expansion.”

Montgomery Academy delivers individualized instruction, counseling, transition, performing arts, athletics, technology, social skills and summer programs to students from over fifty sending districts in eight New Jersey counties. Its mission is to support and nurture youngsters who have emotional, behavioral and learning challenges that have not been met in conventional public school settings. It’s a place where students can truly be themselves — guided toward self-confidence, self-governance and self-knowledge in a reassuring atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Making choices, cultivating interests: these are at the heart of the Montgomery Academy experience. To learn more about how Montgomery Academy creates opportunity for students with disabilities, please visit www.montgomeryacademyonline.org or call the main office at 908.234.2840.

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Costabile, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1975.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Costabile, Thomas [MC1975]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 11 2009 11:33 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Jun 13 2009 1:19 PM

JEmail: Antenucci, John (MC1959) reunion report


Just returned from the 2009 Reunion. The Class of ‘59 and ‘84 were well represented. It was good to see many of my Fraternity brothers as well as class mates from fifty years ago. To be present for Brother President Thomas J. Scanlan’s public addresses was a great privilege.

John Antenucci
Pensacola, FL 32513

[JR: Thanks, JA59, Much appreciated. Fifty years? Must have seemed like yesterday.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 11 2009 9:55 PM

JNews: Kuri, George [MC????] campaigns


June 11, 2009

Vote Yes! on SFC By George Kuri

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I wanted to again thank you for allowing the public to voice their thoughts and concerns about the SFC Project. I also wanted to thank you for truly living up to the task of your positions and making sure of every detail with nothing but the best interest of Yonkers in mind. At the end of the day, that is what people in your position need to do.

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GM, an American staple, brand, and corner stone for years, just filed for bankruptcy. As devastating as that may seem to be, it was no surprise to those that studied GM for years. In my business classes at Manhattan College, GM was a case study.. I practically had nightmares about GM; we talked about them so much. But I’m glad we did as I will never make the same mistake in my business or any business I take part in. Their problems today didn’t start recently but rather 30 or so years ago when management at the time didn’t make the right decisions and adapt to the market around them. They didn’t reinvest properly and they were so stuck in their ways and stagnant or should I say, complacent, that they assumed that people(customers)wouldn’t change their ways and always buy an “American product”. Well they did change their ways and they moved onto something different!

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Kuri, George [MC????]

[JR: As a little L libertarian, I'm against all "political" projects. But at least our fellow Jasper is in the fight. Even if on the "wrong" side. Some of us have had the "fight" beaten out of us. Have to appreciate those still int he ring swinging. GM's bankruptcy is a national disgrace. Not the failure; the gooferment interference.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 12 2009 8:15 AM

JNews: Maligno, Vincent J. [MC????] releases a Christian Novel


New Powerful and Timely Christian Novel Explores the Meaning of God’s Teachings in the Time of the Apocalypse
John of Divinity has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

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(PRWEB) June 11, 2009 — John of Divinity, by New York City residents Louis Borelli and Vincent J. Maligno, is a powerful and timely novel exploring the meaning of God’s teachings in the time of the Apocalypse.

John Divine is sent by God to warn all of mankind of the Second Coming of Christ Jesus and to call the people of the world to repentance before it is too late. Under the tutelage of four Archangels, John grows and begins to understand his call. The reader is likewise drawn into this three-dimensional adventure of heaven, hell, and Earth. Originally written as a movie script, John of Divinity was made into this fast-paced and engaging novel that challenges readers to examine the world we live in and to consider anew the message of God.

Louis Borelli is a lifelong resident of New York City, where he works as a screenwriter. His fervor as a screenwriter and his desire to understand God’s plan helped give birth to the movie script and this novel. He studied film making at Staten Island Community College.

Vincent J. Maligno also lives in New York City, where he is employed by the Department of Education. A graduate of Manhattan College, he earned master’s degrees from University of Oklahoma and College of Staten Island and completed his doctoral degree at City University of Los Angeles. Married to Amelia, he is the father of six children and grandfather of four.

John of Divinity is a 84-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0278-8. For more information please visit our virtual press room at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.

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Maligno, Vincent J. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jun 12 2009 8:18 AM


A question came up about using Jasper Jottings to contact folks mentioned in Jasper Jottings. Seem appropriate to review the “rules of engagement”.

(1) When I report stories, they have to have “community value”. That’s very loosely defined. However, “medical advice” is reviewed by our “medical staff”; “legal advice” by our “legal staff”; and “suitability” by our “taste” committee. All ties are decided by my wife. (Hasn’t been any yet! She thinks I’m nuts any way. This just proves it.)

(2) When I report, if I have an email address for some one I use parenthesis around their Class Year. If not, I use brackets.

(3) When someone contacts me seeking to connect with another alum, I reply to their requesting email while putting the sought after person as a “blind carbon copy”. I usually include a message like: “I have received your request. By BCC, I am giving ‘old so and so’, your contact information. If he/she chooses to respond, you’ll hear from them.” That’s the end of my involvement.

(4) In offering folks ‘Jasper Jottings’, I promise not to share email or phone numbers. I don’t spam them, or sell stuff to them.

I’ve helped link ex-wives, lost kids, old girl friends, old drinking buddies. Never had any complaints because I just pass along the info and let folks act on it.

Soooo, if you share your email address with me or that of a fellow alum, then be assured I don’t give them out.

On occasions, I’ve even usmailed messages to folks that I thought they’d want. But that’s pretty rare.


P.S., If someone is unhappy with Yahoo’s reliability, then they can donate a Constant Contact subscription. This is a near-zero budget operation.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 13 2009 10:57 AM

JNews: O’Donnell, Arthur [MC????] Latitude Equipment Leasing


Latitude Names O’Donnell to Lead New Staten Island Office
Friday, June 12, 2009

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New Jersey based Latitude Equipment Leasing has named Arthur O’Donnell to head up the company’s new office in Staten Island, New York.

O’Donnell brings over 25 successful years in banking to the firm and holds an engineering degree from Manhattan College and a finance MBA from Pace University.

“In the current economy, my clients and vendors need more leasing options in order to succeed. The timing is perfect for me to expand my ability to provide these options,” O’Donnell said.

Latitude principal Duane Rouba says field office expansion is a key strategy for the company. Including the New York office, Latitude has added six locations in the past two months, including two new offices in Texas, and one in Milwaukee.

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O’Donnell, Arthur [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jun 13 2009 5:16 PM

Comment on JHQ: Vincent Desimone ’59 Keynote At MC’s Spring

By Claude Gange

High Shool friend trying to contact Vincent DeSimone

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[JR: Passed along via the informal network.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jun 11 2009 9:54 AM

ENDNOTE: Principles don’t change with party


Notre Dame’s Betrayal
By Patrick J. Reilly
president, Cardinal Newman Society

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In 2004 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement which reads, in part: “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

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Catholic principles don’t change with party affiliation, and all serious Catholics would be happy if abortion and other intrinsic evils were opposed by both Democrats and Republicans.

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[JR: The "Catholic" brand has been damaged by the priestly pedophilia and pro-abortion politician scandal. I'm no saint, but I'm insulted by these two "bad examples". The leaders of the Church have to reassert control of their "brand". Otherwise, they fail. At the very least, they have to apply the whip to those who give public scandal. The Amish shun; Catholics, and those kindred spirits, have to do the same. Remember that on voting day!]

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