CIOCI LOUISE AND ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL BANACH

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February 2013 Father Banach was named the titular Archbishop of Memfi in Egypt.  This April he was named apostolic nuncio to Papua New Guinea.  This appointment was made by Pope Francis.  A nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomatic title that is the equivalent to that of an ambassador.  The nuncio acts as the liaison between the Vatican and the country to which he has been assigned.

Today there was a Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Czestochowa (St. Marys) Church in Worcester, Mass. for Archbishop Banach.  There were three Archbishops, 2 Bishops, dozens of priests, deacons, nuns and hundreds of lay people in attendance.  The Roman Catholic Church knows how to do pomp and ceremony.  It was a beautiful mass.  It was a mixture of Polish and English.  His homily was interesting, arousing and motivating.  The Polish song about Madonna brought tears to Cioci Louise's eyes.  It was a very emotional mass for her.  She has been to Poland eight times to visit relatives.  She met a priest who she went to Poland with on two occasions.  He asked when she was going again.  She is 96 and has trouble walking.  She told him she wouldn't be going again.   My wife's family and Archbishop Banach family have been friends for 60 years.  I have never met him before but I have met his uncles, aunts, cousins, etc.

Archbishop Banach has a very bright future in the Catholic Church.  I wonder if he will be the first American Pope?

 

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Conrad.... your mother in law does very well for 96.... hope she makes that trip...

May 13, 2013 03:04 AM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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God Bless Cioci Louise and Archbishop Michael Banach on his new appointment.

May 13, 2013 03:48 AM #2
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Conrad Allen
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She won't Barbara.  She just isn't strong enough.

Thank you Roger.

May 13, 2013 03:49 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for telling us about Archbishop Michael Banach.  I do not know if we will live long enought to see an American Pope.

May 13, 2013 04:46 AM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Conrad a few years ago during a visit to Eureka Springs Ar.  there was a Catholic church I went into.  I felt the presence of the Lord himself in that church.  I'm going back this summer. 

May 13, 2013 04:53 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Conrad, first American pope? Interesting thought! Not sure about the reality in our lifetime! Enjoy your day!

May 13, 2013 04:56 AM #6
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Conrad Allen
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The Italians grip has been loosened Roy.

I hope you have the same experience James.

Not sure either Wayne.

May 13, 2013 05:26 AM #7
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It could be a number of years before we have another Pope. Pope Francis is a Jesuit who are known as God's Marines

May 13, 2013 06:58 AM #8
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Hello Conrad,

What a lovely post and photos - Cioci Louise looks fabulous, wishing her many, many more years to enjoy!

May 13, 2013 09:41 AM #9
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Conrad Allen
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I was so surprised that he was named the Pope because he is a Jesuit.  There relationship with Rome has been a rocky one Doug.

She is a treasure Lisa.  She lives alone, takes no meds and is sharp as a tack.

May 13, 2013 10:45 AM #10
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Conrad, my great aunt lived alone until she was 98 and then still lived to over 100. She looks wonderful and I hope she has continued good health!

May 13, 2013 01:42 PM #11
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You have got some great genes Connie.

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