Archive - November 24, 2020

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RPCV (Swaziland) Catholic priest appointed USCCB associate general secretary
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Review — NEIGHBORS: VOLUME TWO by Lawrence Lihosit (Honduras)

RPCV (Swaziland) Catholic priest appointed USCCB associate general secretary

  Illinois priest appointed as USCCB associate general secretary Catholic News Service Nov 20, 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Father Michael J.K. Fuller [Swaziland 1990-92], a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, has been named associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCBB). In a Nov. 19 announcement, Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, USCCB general secretary, said the appointment was effective immediately. Fuller has worked as the executive director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs since August 2016 and will continue to lead the secretariat and serve as the administrator of the conference’s pastoral offices. “I have had the privilege of working with Father Fuller for the last four years,” Burrill said in a statement released by the conference. “He has extensive experience working with conference committees and staff as well as with several of our key collaborating organizations.” He said Fuller “has gained the trust . . .

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Review — NEIGHBORS: VOLUME TWO by Lawrence Lihosit (Honduras)

  Neighbors: Oral History From Madera, California, Volume 2 by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975-77) Self-Published 200 pages August 2020 $20.00 (Paperback) Review by Joanne Roll (Colombia 1963-65) • In the age of Twitter and Text, Lawrence Lihosit has once again demonstrated the power of the oral history interview. This is Lawrence Lihosit’s second volume of Neighbors. In Volume One of Neighbors, Lihosit published Oral Histories which he had recorded with some of his neighbors in this  California Central Valley town of Madera.  In Neighbors Volume Two,  Lihosit continues with 21 more Oral Histories. Lishosit and his family have lived in Madera since 1995 and these interviewees are truly his neighbors. His own history as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras (1975-1977) and his years of writing and traveling, as well as working as an urban planner, are reflected in the organization of the book as well as the care with which he . . .

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