Author: Elisha Valladares-Cormier

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ELISHA VALLADARES-CORMIER CATHOLIC VALUES COLUMNIST National  Diocese of Rochester files for bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims  The Diocese of Rochester announced last week its plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The leader of the upstate New York diocese, Bishop…

‘Today, Jesus makes you his own’: Five TORs ordained transitional deacons

Ordinations 9/19

ELISHA VALLADARES-CORMIER CATHOLIC VALUE COLUMNIST Hundreds gathered in the Finnegan Fieldhouse Saturday Sept. 14 for the diaconate ordination of five TOR brothers who are members of the Franciscan University of Steubenville community.  As onlookers sang the Litany of Saints, Brothers Daniel Maria Klimek, TOR; Matthew Simons, TOR; Zachary Burns,…

Swearing in kicks off Markle, McKenna tenure

ELISHA VALLADARES-CORMIER CATHOLIC VALUES COLUMNIST Franciscan University Student Government swore in its new judicial and executive branch members during its formal meeting Sept. 4.  President Derek Markle presented the assembled senators with candidates to fill 10 positions on the judiciary and his cabinet. The Senate…