The Catholic Advocate Vol. 67, No. 2 February 14, 2018

www.rcan.org Vol. 67 No. 2 February 14, 2018 The community newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark Mass honors Four Chaplains on 75th anniversary Cardinal Tobin celebrates consecrated life By Jonathan Azzara Public Relations Specialist S t. Stephen Parish in Ke- arny observed the 75th anniversary of the Four Chaplains of the U.S.A.T. (United States Army Transport) Dorchester with a noon Mass on Feb. 4. The Four Chaplains are remembered for their sacrifice and ultimate act of bravery for their service during World War II. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Military Archdiocese of the United States, served as the main celebrant and homilist. Many other clergy members concelebrated the Mass, including the pastor of St. Ste- phen’s, Father Joseph A. Mancini. During the homily, Archbishop “I pray that the refining fire of the Holy Spirit purifies the temple of our hearts,” Cardi- nal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., said during an evening prayer service on Feb. 2 at the Ca- thedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life. Also known as Candlemas Day and held in conjunction with the feast of the Presentation, Cardinal Tobin blessed candles symbolizing Christ, the “light of the world.” “For 21 years, the church has des- Broglio reflected on the men, who represented multiple faiths: Lt. Fa- ther John P. Washington, a Catholic priest; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, a Jewish rabbi; Lt. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, a Dutch Reformed minister. “The Four Chaplains teach us how to walk in the light of Christ— and in the best traditions of fidelity to the prophetic spirit, in the law, and the prophets. The lesson of the Four Chaplains is the link between gracious gift and the ultimate sacri- fice of service. Here, everyone can imitate their example of selfless ser- vice and abundant love,” Archbishop Broglio said. Seventy-five years ago during the height of World War II, the Four ignated the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas Day, as an appropriate moment to thank God for the gift of consecrated life. Jesus is manifest as ‘light of revelation for the Gentiles’ and ‘glory for God’s people, Israel.’ Consecrated men and women reflect this light as witnesses of Je- sus in a world that is often shrouded in shadow,” the cardinal explained. “They are the glory of God’s peo- ple. We pray for the perseverance of consecrated men and women and ask God to continue enriching the church with their unique vocation.” Cardinal Tobin serves as chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Con- By Melissa McNally Editor APPOINTMENTS Page 6 NEW INITIATIVES IN CATECHESIS Page 8 95-YEAR-OLD PRIEST HONORED Page 10 AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE Page 15 CLASSIFIEDS Pages 14-15 Continued on page 2 Continued on page 3 Advocate photo-Melissa McNally Advocate photo-Jonathan Azzara

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