A Note from the President

The Next Greatest Generation?   By Thomas Kane; President Cumberland 2 General William Thompson Division            The media has said with glee this week that 70% of Americans now believe in abortion on demand.  Aside from the usual questioning of their statistics… Since when does that make something clearly wrong … right?  It sort of reminds me of the glee and celebration of Adolph Hitler after most of Europe had fallen to him and his campaign and reign of terror seemed unstoppable; millions of Jews and those who resisted him perished while much of the world stood by and watch afraid … Continue reading

Remember to pray for those departed.

Often overshadowed by the two days preceding it, Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day is a solemn feast in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and now are in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed and atoning before entering fully into Heaven. The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls Day: one, for the faithful departed; one for … Continue reading

March 17 Letter to the Carlisle Sentinel Editor

A salute to the mayor Dear Editor: Rarely does a citizen have the opportunity to praise a public official for something done right, but today I want to do just that and explain how the actions of our local mayor placed little Carlisle ahead of the entire state in terms of recognizing a valuable asset and heritage of his local community. I serve as the president of the local Ancient Order of Hibernians, a not for profit organization established to promote its Catholic and Irish heritage and beliefs and to protect against any attacks or criticism of that proud heritage. … Continue reading

March is Irish-American Heritage month in Carlisle

It’s official, March 2012 is Irish-American Heritage month in Carlisle, Pa.  The proclamation was made official by Carlisle’s new Mayor William Kronenberg. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, General William Thompson, Cumberland County Division 2, sincerly thank his Honor the Mayor for his efforts and this Proclamation. We will continue to serve our community and church as we celebrate our heritage and reach out to those in need, “In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.” … Continue reading