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The Squire

Vol. 22 No. 1 Summer 2010

Northern Lieutenancy of the United States

On The Banks Of The Missouri River, Deus Lo Vult! 2010 Northern Lieutenancy EOHSJ Annual Convention September 17,18,19 in Kansas City, Kansas

Under the capable and enthusiastic leadership of Sir John and Lady Joanie Muehlberger, this year's annual meeting of the Northern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem will be held in Kansas City, Kansas September 17, 18 and 19, 2010. John Cardinal Foley, Grand Master of EOHSJ, will be the honored guest of the weekend. The Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, D.D., KC*HS the Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas, Grand Prior of the Northern Lieutenancy, and The Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, D.D., KC*HS Bishop of the Kansas City, St. Joseph Diocese will be the diocesan hosts for the annual meeting. The headquarters for the weekend will be the beautiful Sheraton Hotel located in the South Cathedral of the Immaculate Central part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, Conception in the suburb of Overland Park, KS. Knights and Ladies should now have their registration materials. Please plan on making your reservations early. In addition to His Eminence, weekend speakers include Fr. Peter Vasko, President of the Franciscan Foundation, and Archbishop George J. Lucas, D.D., KC*HS, Archbishop of Omaha, Nebraska.

JC Nichols Fountain, Kansas City, MO

Friday, September 17 there will be an orientation meeting for new inductees early in the afternoon. We will also be offering a tour of the famous and beautiful "World War I" museum. The Vesper and Vigil services will be held at the hotel. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, utilizing a monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II. The Memorial/ Promotion Mass on Saturday will be held at the Church of the Nativity located near the hotel, while the subsequent Investiture Mass on Sunday afternoon will be hosted by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Knights and Ladies of the Order from the metropolitan Kansas City area are enthusiastically awaiting your presence at this year's convention. Feel free to call registration coordinators Sir Ron and Lady Rosemary Masters at 913-236-4489 with any questions. The host team promises an enriching spiritual and socially fulfilling weekend for all!

Sir John and Lady Joanie Muehlberger

Meet Your Lieutenant Sir Donald D. Drake, KGCHS, and Lady Jo Ann Drake, LGCHS

Sir Donald is a native Missourian, born in Independence, Lady Jo Ann grew up in a rural area at Lake of the Ozarks, MO, and moving to the Lake of the Ozarks region of the attending a one-room school. She continued from there to graduate from the College of St Teresa as a Registered Show Me state in 1952. Nurse. For several years she also taught a course "Secrets Don has been married to Lady Jo Ann for over 50 happy of Fascinating Womanhood" which promoted happiyears, and have been most generous in welcoming 13 ness in family and marriage. "Although I have served on children into their family, who have gifted them with 44 many school boards and PTA's, parish councils and other grandchildren and four great grandchildren. church organizations, my most important work is being a While in school, good wife, mother and grandmother. My primary outside Don was active in interest is to foster the continuance of Catholic values in most sports, prin- Catholic and non-Catholic schools, including in the areas cipally basketball, of finance, hiring, policy and procedures." baseball and track, interests which continued through 25 years of officiating in both basketball and baseball at the high school and collegiate levels. His present personal interests revolve around family, aviation and fishing, including as a private pilot of his own Beechcraft King Air. Sir Donald's business career began as an auditor for the Singer Sewing Machine Co, and he subsequently joined a young and ultimately very successful pharmaceutical company, retiring after 25 years of service. Lieutenant Drake also holds the title of President of the Northern Lieutenancy of EOHSJ and served well as Chancellor and Vice President for four years prior to being appointed Lieutenant in 2009. Previous service also included seven years with Jo Ann as Area Councillors for the Dioceses of Jefferson City and Springfield/Cape Girardeau, MO. Please see Sir Donald's Lieutenant's Column elsewhere in this edition of the Squire for insights on his priorities and leadership focus as Lieutenant going into his first year of service. Until receiving the call to Lieutenant, Don had recently served as Chairman of the beautiful National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, in the Lake of the Ozarks. Both Sir Donald and Lady Jo Ann have a strong commitment to returning a share of their blessings to the Lord. "We have a strong belief in tithing", states Don, "During my active business career we moved nearly every two years, and Jo Ann and I have had the privilege of speaking, in the many areas where we have lived, to numerous Church groups about the importance and blessings of tithing for the Church and the individual giver." On a personal level, Lady Jo Ann enjoys gardening, in addition to raising, training and riding horses. She presently owns six horses, most of which she personally raised and trained. She also enjoys hunting and fishing. Turkey hunting is her favorite sport. Annie (er, Jo Ann) get your gun! Please feel free to drop an electronic note of greeting and encouragement to Sir Donald and Lady Jo Ann at [email protected] or post mail at 848 Drakes Dream Drive, Gravois Mills, MO 65037

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Beacon of Hope Video Documentary

Lieutenant of Honor Sir Vincent Shaw, representing Bethlehem University's Foundation Board, and his wife Judy, attended the University's Board of Regents Meeting in Rome in late June. A highlight of the Regent's meeting was the presentation of a new 14 minute video documentary, Beacon of Hope, about Bethlehem University and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In attendance at the presentation were Cardinal John Foley, Grand Master of EOHSJ, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation of Eastern Churches, and Archbishop Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Palestine. This insightful and revealing video may be seen online at

Requiescant in Pace

With respect and affection, we call the attention of our fellow Knights and Ladies to those members of the Northern Lieutenancy who have died recently. In accordance with the privileges of the Order, His Beatitude Fouad Twal and the Grand Prior,Archbishop Naumann, will provide individual Masses for each of these recently departed: Sir Donald C. Brain, KGCHS Sir Norbert V. Bussmann, KC*HS Sir Joseph Caggiano, KGCHS Reverend Edwin J. Cole, KHS Sir John Edward Connors, KGCHS Lady Dolores O'Halloran Countryman, LC*HS Lady Rosemary L. Cunningham, LHS Sir Joseph M. Donahue, KCHS Lady Theresa L. Downey, LHS Lady Evelyn M. Dunn, LHS Lady Esther Naomi Dureka, LGCHS Sir Paul P. Dureka, KGCHS Sir Clarence F. Fick. KHS Sir Patrick W. Fitzgerald, KHS Sir Keith G. Foster, M.D., KGCHS Sir Francis W. Frost, KGCHS Lady Patricia Galligan, LGCHS Sir Joseph Robert Gard, M.D., KCHS Reverend Msgr. Robert J. Gass, KCHS Sir Francesco Grimaldi, KGCHS

Lady Lois Mary Hansen, LGCHS Sir Richard Harvey, KGCHS Lady Mary Alice Jenkins, LGCHS Lady E. Elizabeth Johnson, LGCHS Lady Marilyn Helen Jurden, LCHS Reverend Msgr. Eugene Kerwin, KCHS Sir Leonard J. Keyes, KGCHS Sir John J. (Jack) Kitchin, KGCHS Sir John D. Klemm, KC*HS Lady Caroline L. Kucharski, LCHS Sir William Francis Lindquist, KHS Sir Roy Virgil Loudon, KCHS Lady Mrgaret A. Majewski, LGCHS Sir Robert H. Matt, KHS Lady Lois E. McCart, LGCHS Sir Edward L. Meiners, KCHS Sir Norman E. Meyer, KC*HS Lady Mildred P. Monaco, LGCHS Sir Thomas Moore, KGCHS Sir George T. Murnane, KHS Lady Mary Alice Nash,LHS Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell, KC*HS Lady Delores (Doris) O'Rourke, LCHS Sir Edward William Roth, KGCHS Mr. Allan K. Ruvelson, Cross of Merit Sir Eugene F. Tucker, M.D., KGCHS Sir Albert Charles Walsh, KHS Most Reverend Loras J. Watters, KC*HS Reverend Msgr. David A. Wheeler, KCHS

Motivated Minnesota Marathoners Raise Much Money with Foot Power

Oct 25, 2009 was a day of high accomplishment for Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Knights, Lady, and University of St Thomas student (photo, L to R) Sir Phillip Roeser, Sir Rev John Klockeman, Nicole Roeser (daughter of Phil and Ellen), Lady Ellen Roeser, and Sir Rev Christopher Beaudet, as they participated in the 34th annual Marine Corps Marathon events in Washington, DC on behalf of the Northern Lieutenancy and their generous fellow Knight and Lady sponsors. $23,250 was raised in the endeavor, which funds were hand delivered soon thereafter by Sir Thomas and Lady Mary Ann Okner, Councillors for the Archdiocese, to His Beatitude Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in person on their Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Lady Mary Ann commented: "His Beatitude was delighted to hear of your run, appreciative of the substantial monetary gift and so very congenial with us. His work in Israel, Palestine and Jordan is daunting and he asks for our ongoing prayers, first and foremost." The EOHSJ running team is pictured, appropriately, in front of the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, VA.

Christian Leaders Declaration

"Today we have reached the Dead End in the tragedy of the Palestinian people" By PAUL LIKOUDIS In an unprecedented appeal to Europeans and the rest of the world on behalf of Palestinian Christians, the leading patriarchs, prelates, priests, and ministers in the Holy Land condemned Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, and the suffering Israelis have afflicted on the Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, for the past six decades. The document, dated December 20, 2009, was signed by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox; His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal, Latin Church; His Beatitude Patriarch Torkom Manougian, Armenian Orthodox; Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custody of the Holy Land; H. E. Archbishop Dr. Anba Abraham, Coptic; H. E. Archbishop Mar Swerios Malki Murad, Syrian Orthodox; H. E. Archbishop Paul Nabil Sayah, Maronite; H. E. Archbishop Abba Mathaious, Ethiopian; H.E. Archbishop Joseph-Jules Zerey, Greek; Catholic Bishop Gregor Peter Malki, Syrian Catholic Bishop Munib A. Younan, Lutheran; Bishop Suheil Dawani, Anglican; and Bishop Raphael Minassian, Armenian Catholic. This document is the Christian Palestinians' "word to the world about what is happening in Palestine," and it "requests the international community to stand by the Palestinian people who have faced oppression, displacement, suffering, and clear apartheid for more than six decades. The suffering continues while the international community silently looks on at the occupying State, Israel. Our word is a cry of hope, with love, prayer, and faith in God." In this historic document, Palestinian Christians "declare that the military occupation of our land is a sin against God and humanity, and that any theology that legitimizes the occupation is far from Christian teachings because true Christian theology is a theology of love and solidarity with the oppressed, a call to justice and equality among peoples." The document "demands that all peoples, political leaders, and decision- makers put pressure on Israel and take legal measures in order to oblige its government to put an end to its oppression and disregard for the international law. The document also holds a clear position that non-violent resistance to this injustice is a right and duty for all Palestinians including Christians." The release of the document coincides with the one-year anniversary of Israel's assault on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, which destroyed some 55,000 homes, apartments, hospitals, businesses and factories, hundreds of acres of farmland and agricultural facilities and killed nearly 1,400 Palestinians, nearly half of whom were women and children. Most of Gaza remains a pile of rubble, with Israel refusing to allow the importation not only of building materials such as concrete, lumber and steel, but also medicine and school supplies. " `You could say that Israel has bombed Gaza back into the mud age,' says United Nations Relief and Works Agency's Chris Gunness, `because that's what they're building their houses out of now -- mud.' Without parts to replace machinery Damaged in the war, 97% of Gaza's factories have shut down, raising unemployment higher than 43%. With scarce sources of income, many Gazans would probably starve if not for food handouts from the UN and other agencies. More than 40,000 Gazans have no electricity; 10,000 have no running water in their homes; and because Israel bans entry of the spare parts needed to run Gaza's sewage-treatment plant, every day 87 million liters of sewage are dumped into the Mediterranean (which washes up on Israel's beaches too). The signatories to the statement explained the rationale for their unprecedented appeal: "Why now? Because today we have reached a dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinian people. The decisionmakers content themselves with managing the crisis rather than committing themselves to the serious task of finding a way to resolve it. The hearts of the faithful are filled with pain and with questioning: What is the international community doing? What are the political leaders in Palestine, in Israel and in the Arab world doing? What is the Church doing? "The problem is not just a political one. It is a policy in which human beings are destroyed, and this must be of concern to the Church. "We address ourselves to our brothers and sisters, members of our Churches in this land. We call out as Christians and as Palestinians to our religious and political leaders, to our Palestinian society and to the Israeli society, to the international community, and to our Christian brothers and sisters in the Churches around the world." The first section, titled, "the reality on the ground," condemns the "separation" or "apartheid wall" Israel has erected around Palestinian towns, villages and farms, saying it has "turned our towns and villages into prisons, separating them from one another, making them dispersed and divided cantons. Gaza,

especially after the cruel war Israel launched against it during December 2008 and January 2009, continues to live in inhuman conditions, under permanent blockade and cut off from the other Palestinian territories. Israeli settlements ravage our land in the name of God and in the name of force, controlling our natural resources, including water and agricultural land, thus depriving hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and constituting an obstacle to any political solution," the statement continues. "Reality is the daily humiliation to which we are subjected at the military checkpoints, as we make our way to jobs, schools, or hospitals.Reality is the separation between members of the same family, making family life impossible for thousands of Palestinians, especially where one of the spouses does not have an Israeli identity card. "Religious liberty is severely restricted; the freedom of access to the holy places is denied under the pretext of security. Jerusalem and its holy places are out of bounds for many Christians and Muslims from the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Even Jerusalemites face restrictions during the religious feasts. Some of our Arab clergy are regularly barred from entering Jerusalem." The statement also addresses the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, as well as the thousands of Palestinians, including many children, locked in Israeli jails, and the problems associated with the declining numbers of Christians in the Holy Land. "Jerusalem is the heart of our reality," the statement declares. "It is, at the same time, a symbol of peace and sign of conflict. While the separation wall divides Palestinian neighborhoods, Jerusalem continues to be emptied of its Palestinian citizens, Christians, and Muslims. Their identity cards are confiscated, which means the loss of their right to reside in Jerusalem. Their homes are demolished or expropriated. Jerusalem, city of reconciliation, has become a city of discrimination and exclusion, a source of struggle rather than peace. The signatories also affirm that the Holy Land "has a universal mission. In this universality, the meaning of the promises, of the land, of the election, of the people of God open up to include all of humanity, starting from all the peoples of this land. In light of the teachings of the Holy Bible, the promise

of the land has never been a political program, but rather the prelude to complete universal salvation. It was the initiation of the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God on earth. The document also takes aim at certain popular Evangelical and Fundamentalist "ideologies" that justify Israel's aggressive land-grabs and the advancement of a Zionist territory as a precursor for The Rapture. "[W]e know that certain theologians in the West try to attach a biblical and theological legitimacy to the infringement of our rights. Thus, the promises, according to their interpretation, have become a menace to our very existence. The `good news' in the Gospel itself has become `a harbinger of death' for us. We call on these theologians to deepen their reflection on the Word of God and to rectify their interpretations so that they might see in the Word of God a source of life for all peoples. "Our connectedness to this land is a natural right. It is not an ideological or a theological question only. It is a matter of life and death. There are those who do not agree with us, even defining us as enemies only because we declare that we want to live as free people in our land. We suffer from the occupation of our land because we are Palestinians. And as Christian Palestinians we suffer from the wrong interpretation of some theologians. . . . "Therefore, we declare that any use of the Bible to legitimize or support political options and positions that are based upon injustice, imposed by one person on another, or by one people on another, transform religion into human ideology and strip the Word of God of its holiness, its universality and truth. The Christian leaders also offer a reflection on the "hope" they live with, despite the temptations to despair. "Hope within us means first and foremost our faith in God and secondly our expectation, despite everything, for a better future. Thirdly, it means not chasing after illusions -- we realize that release is not close at hand. Hope is the capacity to see God in the midst of trouble, and to be co-workers with the Holy Spirit who is dwelling in us. " From this vision derives the strength to be steadfast, remain firm and work to change the reality in which we find ourselves. Hope means not giving in to evil but rather standing up to it and continuing to resist it. We see nothing in the present or future except ruin and destruction. We see the upper hand of the strong, the growing orientation towards racist separation and the imposition of laws that deny our existence and our dignity. We see confusion and division in the Palestinian position. If, despite all this, we do resist this reality today and work hard, perhaps the destruction that looms on the horizon may not come upon us. . . ." The full statement can be read here: Documents/English.pdf

Knights and Ladies Together in St. Louis, 2009

History of the Spanish Mantilla

Even though the origins are not precisely know, it was used primarily as an ornamental piece in women's wear. The evolution of this piece was influenced by social, religious and climatic factors. Factors were easily recognized by the type of texture of the veil. In the North, the veil was closewoven and used also for warmth, while in the South they were very light, usually made of thinner materials, and they differed in ornamentation depending whether it was going to be used as an everyday cover or for a more formal affair. The first use of the Mantilla was in the lower classes and was not worn by the aristocracy or the well to do. They were used more as a "warming" piece than as ornament and they did not use the comb. At the beginning of the XVII century the Mantilla becomes a more sophisticated piece of feminine wear slowly substituting the mantilla's material to more delicate lace but it was not until the XVIII's that the higher classes began to wear the same. Queen Elizabeth II of Spain, who loved wearing diadems and hair ornaments, begins to popularize the use of the mantilla with the comb, and of course, this enticed her ladies in waiting and ladies of the Court to wear them too, and they use them mostly for social functions. However, at the time of her death these went out of style except in the center and south of the Spanish Peninsula. At the end of the XIX and XX Century, the mantilla stops being used as an ordinary (every day) garment and only the small mantilla, called "toquilla" in a round or triangular shape, used without any sort of comb, is used for ladies to go to Church. Now a day, the mantilla can be seen, almost exclusively, in bull fights, Holy Week, and weddings. Materials for Mantillas and Combs There are several materials depending on personal taste and budget: · "Blonda": a type of silk lace characterized by large floral motives that is done in a brighter thread than the rest of the mantilla. Its borders are usually scalloped known as "puntas de castañuelas" (castanet shaped) · Chantilly: as the name implies, this lace comes from that area in France, very lairy and elegant. The motifs can be varied and extravagant. · Tulle: a very thin and transparent weave that can be silk, cotton or flax. This is the most common material for mantillas, today known as lace mantillas. With regards to the combs, these should be of an appropriate height to the wearer and if accompanied, it should not make the lady look taller than her escort. The best ones are made of tortoise shell, although in the later years other materials have been introduced as the tortoise is a protected species in most of the world. As far as the colors, white or ivory mantillas are worn by single women and the black ones by married ladies. Colored mantillas are acceptable in the smaller sizes but will never be proper or according to tradition in the longer versions. Resource: "Protocolo y Etiqueta en España" With gratitude for the submission by Lady Teresita Z Trigo, LGCHS Co-councillor Colorado

St Louis Knight Physician Helping with `Finest Hour' of Haitian Hospital

In the weeks following the devastating earthquake which resulted in over 200,000 deaths, Hopital Sacre Coeur, near the northern city of Cap Haitien, became the hospital with the most to offer in all of Haiti, according to Internist Dr. Bill Guyol, KGCHS, in private practice in the St Louis area. Guyol serves on the board of the non-profit CRUDEM, the organization that supports the hospital, and he has made numerous trips on site over the years. Sir William says on his first post earthquake trip, the hospital felt more like a battlefield. Now, he says the situation is more organized. He says the hospital not only cared for the initial rush of earthquake survivors, but soon thereafter doctors were seeking out more patients from Port-au-Prince itself. "I'm kind of a doubting Thomas. I'm very clinical and scientific as most physicians are," says Guyol. "But I can't deny the events that have led us to be successful -- the people that have arrived, the supplies that have arrived, the generosity of people. This institution has been there for 25 years. I almost wonder if the institution was established with this in mind. This is our mission. And this is our finest hour," says Guyol. For more information,

The Catholic Spirit of Knighthood

By Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM, KC*HS June 30, 2010 Column, Denver Catholic Register

I had the pleasure last week of spending time with Suzanne and Jim Broski. Like thousands of other Catholic married couples, the Broskis have a longtime love of their faith and devotion to the work of the Church. What makes their circumstances unique though is this: The Broskis are Colorado's new state co-councillors for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, better known as the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. They had come to introduce themselves, and also to outline the Knights' good work in easing the plight of Christians in the Holy Land. Knighthood is an institution with very deep roots in the memory of the Church. Nearly 900 years ago, the great St. Bernard of Clairvaux described the ideal Christian knights as Godly men who "shun every excess in clothing and food. They live as brothers in joyful and sober company (with) one heart and one soul. ... There is no distinction of persons among them, and deference is shown to merit rather than to noble blood. They rival one another in mutual consideration, and they carry one another's burdens, thus fulfilling the law of Christ." Bernard was anything but naïve. Writing in the early 12th century, he was well aware of the greed, vanity and violence that too often motivated Europe's warrior class, even in the name of religious faith. Yet he wrote at a time when large Christian populations still existed in the Middle East and suffered under Muslim armed conquest, discrimination and persecution. In fact a trigger for the medieval Crusades-- which began in Bernard's lifetime--had been the harassment of Christian pilgrims to holy sites in what we now know as Israel and Palestine. Many of the Crusaders who rallied to the liberation of the Holy Land did so out of genuine zeal for the Cross. Europe in the Middle Ages was a continent where Christian faith animated every aspect of daily life. But Bernard also knew that many others who left for Crusade had mixed or even ugly motives. In his great essay "In Praise of the New Knighthood" (c. 1136), he outlined the virtues that should shape the vocation of every truly "Christian" knight: humility, austerity, justice, obedience, unselfishness and a singleminded zeal for Jesus Christ in defending the Church, the poor and the weak. Life today may seem very different from life in the 12th century, but human nature--our basic hopes, dreams, anxieties and sufferings--hasn't really changed. The Christian vocation remains the same: to follow Jesus Christ faithfully, and in following Jesus, to defend Christ's Church and serve

her people zealously, unselfishly and with all our skill. As St. Ignatius Loyola wrote in his "Spiritual Exercises"--and remember that Ignatius himself was a former soldier--each of us must choose between two battle standards: the standard of Jesus Christ, humanity's true King, or the standard of his impostor, the Prince of This World. There is no neutral ground. Here's my point: The Church needs men and women of courage and Godliness today more than at any time in her history; and this is why the Catholic ideal of knighthood, with its demands of radical discipleship, is still vividly alive and still urgently needed. Whether one belongs to a wonderful fraternal service order like the Knights of Columbus or the Knights of St. Peter Claver; to an historic knightly order like the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre or the Knights of Malta; or to one of the Holy See's own pontifical knightly orders like the Knights of St. Gregory the Great; the essence of knighthood is the same: sacrificial service rooted in a living Catholic faith.

News from the Omaha Council:

Sir David E Hoover, DDS, KCHS and Lady Mary Anne Ruppe Hoover, LCHS, members of Creighton University's Institute for Priestly Formation Mission Advancement Council were recipients of the 2009 Our Lady of Guadalupe Award. It is granted to women and men who have given witness with their lives to the efficacy of listening for and responding to Mary's call to live Jesus' own life in our day. Sir John Micek, Jr, KGCHS and Lady Ann Louise Micek, LGCHS were the 2009 recipients of the Creighton University Ignation Spirit Award, presented for giving generously in time and resources to the Jesuit mission and community. The New Cassel Foundation of the School Sisters of St Francis presented their annual Spirit of Francis Award for 2009 to Sir Patrick Brookhouser, MD, KCHS, a noted physician in hearing, speech and vision loss with the Boys Town Research Hospital, in honor of his life commitment to service. Sir Allen Dvorak, MD, KGCHS, a 1969 graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine, was honored with the school's 2009 alumni merit award, one of the highest honors given by the University. A great respect for and involvement in faith, family, community and University are hallmarks of individuals who receive this award.




Dear fellow Knights and Ladies of the Northern Lieutenancy, It seems like only yesterday, H.E. George Zirnhelt, KGCHS asked me to assume the role of Lieutenant. Actually it is July and we are rapidly approaching our next Annual Meeting and Investiture. Our Co-Chairs, Sir John and Lady Joan Muehlberger and their committees are doing a wonderful job preparing for our meeting. I recently attended one of their committee meetings and can assure you they and their committees are well organized and we are on the way to another great meeting for your Lieutenancy. I am certain you will be pleased to learn our Grand Master; His Eminence Cardinal John Foley will join us for our meeting. I should remind each of our members that attendance at the Annual Meeting is an obligation that we all should take seriously. We devote important elements of the weekend to education about our Mission as an organization and your responsibilities as an individual member and we incorporate beautiful liturgies and prayer opportunities as spiritual development for our members. Many members regard the weekend as a sort of mini retreat. Be sure to register soon for the weekend now that you have your packets. In reflecting over the past few months about how we as a council can best serve the Knights and Ladies of the Lieutenancy, I find myself wondering if we are doing enough to encourage our current members to support The Mission of the Order: · To strengthen in its members the practice of Christian life, in absolute fidelity to the Supreme Pontiff and according to the teachings of the Church, observing as its foundation the principles of charity of which the Order is a fundamental means for assistance to the Holy Land · To sustain and aid the charitable, cultural and social works and institutions of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, particularly those of and in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with which the Order maintains traditional ties; · To support the preservation and propagation of the Faith in those lands, interesting in this work the Catholics scattered throughout the world, united in charity by the symbol of the Order, and also all brother and sister Christians; · To sustain the rights of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land. During our winter council meeting in February, our Area Councillors for Minnesota, Sir Thomas and Lady Mary Ann Okner formulated a plan to address what can be done to get our current members more involved in our Order. We certainly recognize that some members are unable to participate, physically or financially, in some meetings or activities. There are many, however, that are capable and do not attend. I ask you to send me your thoughts and ideas on how we can encourage our current members to become more active. One of our Lieutenants of Honor, H. E. Vincent E. Shaw, KGCHS, agreed to chair a new committee on Strategic Planning. The purpose of this committee is to provide long-term guidance for your Council. One of their first recommendations was for me to add Area Councillors in North Dakota, South Dakota, Southern Minnesota and Central/Northern Minnesota. We are in the process of taking that action now and hope to have some of these people in place by the time of our annual meeting. An additional area of study is the review of direction and priorities of each of our existing committees to better accomplish the Mission of the Order. Having already traveled to Kansas City, KS on a couple of occasions to meet with our Grand Prior, Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, KC*HS on a variety of topics, I can readily see why H. E. George Zirnhelt, KGCHS told me we were fortunate to have him as Grand Prior for our Lieutenancy. I am pleased to be able to report that our Grand Prior's request for our Area Councillors to work with their Ordinary to appoint a Chaplain is being well received. The role of the Chaplain is to help coordinate spiritual activities on a local basis. I am happy to report we have a Chaplain in all but one of the areas where we have an Area Councillor.

Lady Jo Ann and I just returned last week from the North America Lieutenant's meeting which was held in Montreal, Quebec. It was a wonderful learning experience for me. Our Grand Master, the Governor General, the Chancellor of our Order and the Vice-Governor General plus several members of the Grand Magisterium attended. A variety of issues were covered. Naturally finance was a major topic with the current uncertain economic time. The change in the value of the Euro is also a considerable item for the Order. The update on the Columbus Hotel was encouraging. We still have several hoops to jump through but it appears we will eventually enjoy a much greater return from this property which will help greatly to cover the administrative costs of our Order. We were introduced to a very exciting pilot project that may really help to advance the education of the Christian children in the Holy Land. I look forward to sharing more information from this meeting with you during our annual meeting Once again I promise to do my best to serve you as Lieutenant. We ask for your prayers and support. Let us get about our work. There is much to do and it is already late! Sincerely in Christ Jesus with Our Lady of Palestine, Donald D. Drake, KGCHS, Lieutenant [email protected]

Stable Peace and Secure Coexistence in the Holy Land

VATICAN CITY, 25 JUN 2010 (VIS) - At midday today, the Holy Father received participants in the annual Meeting of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), whose work this year focused chiefly on preparations for the forthcoming Synod for the Middle East. Beginning his remarks to them, the Pope noted that "all of us desire the gift of stable peace and secure coexistence in the Holy Land, in Iraq and in the Middle East. This will arise through respecting human rights, families, communities and peoples, and through overcoming religious, cultural and social discrimination". He went on: "I encourage our brothers and sisters in the East ... who continue to keep the faith and, despite numerous sacrifices, stay in the land where they were born. At the same time I encourage emigrants from the East not to forget their origins, especially their religious origins. Their human and Christian faithfulness and coherence depend on this". The Holy Father made special mention of "Christians who suffer violence because of the Gospel", entrusting them to the Lord. "I continue to hope that the leaders of nations will truly guarantee, without distinction and in all places, public and community profession of religious belief". Benedict XVI expressed his appreciation for the enthusiasm with which the Eastern Catholic Churches participated in the recently-concluded Year for Priests, recalling how in antiquity the East was a cradle for great schools of priestly spirituality. In this context he particularly referred to the Church of Antioch, which produced extraordinary saints, and he called on the priests of the Eastern Churches to continue to reflect this spiritual heritage. Referring then to the Special Assembly for the Middle East, due to be held from 10 to 24 October, the Pope said: "I am pleased at the broad co-operation provided thus far by the Eastern Churches and for the work which, from the beginning, ROACO has done, and continues to do for this historical event. This joint effort will have fruitful results because of the presence of some of your representatives at this episcopal gathering and your ongoing relationship with the Congregation for the Eastern Churches". The Holy Father asked the participants in the annual meeting "to contribute with your activities to keeping the `hope that does not disappoint' alive among the Christians of the East. ... We would like to be with them always! Trusting in the intercession of the Blessed Mother of God and of the Apostles Peter and Paul, I commend to the Lord the benefactors, friends and collaborators (living and dead) who in one way or another are linked to ROACO, with a special mention for the recently-deceased Bishop Luigi Padovese".


Sir Terrence Kopp, KGCHS

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John Cardinal Patrick Foley Biography

Born November 11, 1935, John Cardinal Patrick Foley has served since 2007 as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, after longstanding service from 1984 to 2007 as President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. As an only child, John Foley was born in Darby, Pennsylvania to John and Regina Foley and was raised in the Philadelphia area. Having graduated from Jesuit St Joseph's college in the Philadelphia area, young Foley continued at local St Charles Borromeo Seminary and was Ordained by John Cardinal Krol on May 19, 1962. Further studies took Father Foley to Columbia University's School of Journalism, where he earned a Master's degree before continuing as a graduate student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, earning a Licentiate degree in Philosophy. Further studies at the Angelicum in Rome earned him a doctorate in Philosophy. Cardinal Foley received his episcopal consecration on May 8, 1984 from Cardinal Krol, with co-consecrators. When his Eminence addresses the Lieutenancy gathering in Kansas City this September, many Knights and Ladies will be scratching their heads and saying to themselves and those around them, "Where have I heard that assuasive voice before?" Cardinal Foley provided the commentary for the English speaking world of the Christmas Midnight Mass and other annual Liturgical events from St Peter's Basilica in Rome for 25 years, which broadcasts were made available on NBC, CNN, Fox News, EWTN and other networks in various English speaking countries worldwide.


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