Sunday, April 08, 2007

In tsunami-hit Solomons, LI native offers hope

From Newsday, an article about Bishop Chris Cardone

"Cardone plans to travel next week to Gizo, where he spent 14 years as a missionary. The Chaminade High School graduate went on to Providence College in Rhode Island and was inspired by some Dominicans there. He switched his major from business to liberal arts and became a friar. Cardone was sent to the Solomon Islands 18 years ago to train the native people in Catholicism. The three-year assignment turned into a permanent position. Cardone was promoted to bishop in 2001.

In the comments section of the article, Fr. Gerard Twomey wrote the Solomon Islands is "the island chain where Marines landed on Marines landed on Guadalcanal in 1942 and P.T. 109 was sunk in 1943".

Bishop Murphy has authorized a special collection to be taken up in parishes on April 15th for relief.

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