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If any of you e-mail chaps received this via the USPS, it is because your e-mail kept bouncing back to us. This because either you changed servers or changed you e-mail address and did not notify us. Please correct this by sending your new e-mail address. It has been suggested that we make an effort to help in finding missing grads. We, of course, do this with our directory. However we will now announce in the newsletter anyone who anyone is looking for and see if that stirs up any interest. Just let us know who you are looking for.
Death of Fr. John M. Scott, S.J.
December 28, 2007
Let us pray in thanksgiving for our brother, Fr. John M. Scott, who was called to eternal life yesterday, December 27, at 2:45 p.m. at the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, WI. He was 94 years old.
Fr. John Scott was born in Omaha, NE, on April 8, 1913, but the family moved to Butte, MT, where he attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and then Christian Brothers High School until 1927. Returning to Omaha, he graduated from Creighton Prep in 1931 and the same year he entered the Society of Jesus on August 8 at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, MO, and pronounced first vows on August 15, 1933.
After receiving A.B. and M.A. degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University, he taught mathematics and general science at Holy Rosary Mission in Pine Ridge, SD, from 1938 to 1941. From 1941 to 1945 he studied theology at St. Marys College in St. Marys, KS, being ordained a priest there by Bishop Paul Schulte on June 21, 1944. After receiving his licentiate in theology from St. Louis University, he obtained also there a M.S. degree in physics in 1947 and then made tertianship at St. Joseph Hall in Decatur, IL, under the direction of Fr. Daniel H. Conway.
From 1948 to 1978 Fr. Scott taught physics at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was acting Superior of that community from 1975 to 1978 and pronounced his final vows there on February 2, 1977. After Campion closed, he spent one year as associate pastor of St. Agnes Church in Omaha and from 1978 to 2002 he was a writer as member of the Creighton University Jesuit Community. Due to failing health, he moved to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, WI, where he received the needed care until his death. With his Superior's approval Fr. Scott donated his body to medical science.
Luis Rodriguez, SJ
WILLIAM BARNABY FAHERTY calls his reminiscences of three quarters of a century: GOD GAVE ME MANY FRIENDS. Some of those friends have suggested an equally fitting title: God Gave Me Unusual Opportunities. He has traveled all over the country and engaged in a variety of activities.
He published a book on woman's rights a quarter of a century before the Woman's Liberation Movement. He started intercollegiate ski races while a beginning history teacher at Regis College in Denver. In 1949 as an officer of the Colorado Committee for Civil Rights, he testified before the Colorado Senate in the interests of fair employment. He accepted Darcy McNickle's invitation to take part in a workshop on the Navajo reservation. He enjoyed a simulated landing on the moon while working on the history of the Apollo Project at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Outstanding scholars have praised his research and writing: Anthropologist Margaret Mead, Educator Lewis Mayhew, Space Historian Eugene Emme, Church historian Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, and regional historian Lawrence O. Christensen. Over the years, the Missouri Writers' Guild has picked three of his twenty four books for top honors. He has published over a thousand articles and columns. His American Catholic Heritage is the only history of the Church in our country written from a midwestern vantage.
A native of St. Louis, the son of William and Angeline (Barby) Faherty, he attended Epiphany Grade School, Saint Louis University High School and Saint Louis University. He has one sister, Louise Harris, MLS; one brother Dr. Dan Faherty, Ed.D., one nephew and six nieces. He entered the Jesuit Order in 1931 and was ordained in June 1944. He took his doctorate in history in 1949. He taught at Campion Jesuit High School, Regis College in Denver, Brevard Community College in Florida and Saint Louis University where he attained the rank of full professor in 1969. All thirteen of the graduate students he directed completed their doctorates. Over the summers, he attended writing seminars at Georgetown, the University of Wisconsin, North Carolina State and Cape Cod, and spoke on aspects of writing at several of them. For fifty years he talked regularly on the Sacred Heart Program on radio. He conducted over 100 spiritual retreats. He preached regularly at various parishes.
Currently he directs the Museum of Western Jesuit Missions at Hazelwood, MO and the Archives of the Missouri Province in St. Louis. He gave up skiing and skating several years ago, but still swims regularly during the summer and plays a set of doubles every Friday of the year. He has served as President of the Historical Association of Greater St. Louis, of the Missouri Writers' Guild, of the Westerners and of the Historical Society of St. Louis County. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences named their annual Alumni Merit Award in his honor.
The following is supposedly an actual question given on University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.
As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.
With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."
The student was granted an "A"
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that a whale swallowed Jonah. The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said,
"When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."
The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "then you ask him."
Dear Mr. Huguenard,
Father Jim Radde, SJ '56
From: John Gormley '53
I received a phone call today from Jim Toomey concerning the health of Jerry Holzhall ('53). As you know I have been very close to Jerry for many years. Through high school and as roommates at John Carroll we were almost as close as brothers. Toomey informed me today that Jerry is in the hospital in intensive care and is not expected to survive for very long. On Nov. 28 he apparently tripped and fell and knocked himself out and lay on the floor of his condo for fourteen hours before his caregiver found him and had him rushed to the hospital. They revived him and he has been on and off life support and back on again and in a coma presently. I have been in touch with his attending nurse and she says it is not good. It's only a matter of time. Jerry needs some prayers---- Jerry needs a lot of prayers. He is in San Destin, Florida, in Sacred Heart Hospital in ICU. Please say a prayer for Jerry and pass this info on to anyone who you think might care. Thanks John
This is the kind of note that keeps us going!
This letter is from Joe Houlihan, '37. His handwriting is beautiful, as you might expect from a Campion Grad, whether he is pushing 90 or not.
Thank you again for all your efforts to keep the memories of Campion alive.
Memories of Campion are still fresh in my mind, and any mention of a time or place associated with the school is an opening in the floodgate of yesteryears.
Thank You Very Sincerely,
John the farmer was in the Fertilized Egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets" and eight or ten roosters, whose job it was to fertilize the eggs.
That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, and a very fine specimen he was, too.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John's amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
The judges not only awarded Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
Clearly Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention...
I enjoy your "Campion Forever" newsletter and hope you can keep it going. I'm enclosing a $20 check to pay for the new directory of grads as well as to cover some of your postage expenses. If you need more, let me know.
On a sad note, I just received the latest issue of Notre Dame Magazine. Under my class notes ('64), I saw that Bill Lewis of Rockford, IL (Campion '60) passed away of a brain aneurysm in March while visiting family in Milwaukee. I played in the band with Bill at Campion and also in the ROTC Marching Band at Notre Dame. He was one of the "good guys," and he will be missed.
On a short personal note, besides what I wrote above, I retired from the Army in 1994; but continue working as a Defense contractor ("Parkway Patriot") in Army intelligence at the Pentagon. My wife Joan and I have three kids who have given us four wonderful grandchildren. The three older ones all live in Florida, like you with the youngest of those attending West Florida U. at Pensacola as a rising junior-real close to you! The oldest two went to Florida State, and the oldest, Jen Ludwig, works in the governor's office in Tallahassee supporting all the computer work in the office.
I'll close with that, and look forward to the next newsletter. Thanks again for bringing us up to date on all the alumni and stories about Campion!
Tom Langenfeld '60
We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.
NEWSPAPER CRITICAL OF PIZZA GUY
The Naples (FL) Daily News (NDN) has at it with Monoghan. Following this article are several website postings relative to the story.
I find great irony in Mr. Monaghan's metamorphosis from fast-food pizza huckster to Catholic philanthropist. Then again, if one spends a career selling crap calories to the drunk and witless via TV ads loaded with imagery and idiocy, one might feel guilty and therefore possess a strong urge to "give back."
Problem is, what we're "getting back" is another Monaghan entrepreneurial crusade to prove his salesmanship, or, "marketing genius," as it's now termed. This time, however, the product is something more credible than cheese and bad dough and 30-minute delivery drivers infamous for running down cyclists and pedestrians. This time the product is real estate, with a side of education.
Make no mistake, however, education is low on Monaghan's list of priorities. Ave Maria University serves Monaghan's sectarian subdivision as does the community pool, golf course, workout room and lush tropical landscaping. AMU is a mere amenity. It's used to lure upper-middle-class Catholics from the northeast who will come to Ave Maria to donate their bank accounts and trust their children's educations to Mr. Monaghan, a man whose idea of piety and humble self-sacrifice includes the erection of a 20-story pope hat in the middle of a dry swamp 40 miles from the closest outpost of civilized humanity.
Education of the young is not a priority for Monaghan. In a nation where it's possible for Monaghan to make billions, education is the last thing he wants to find his customers in possession of. The lack of education is what mass-marketers like Monaghan depend on. Education in the areas of critical thought, philosophy, literature, etc., is sorely lacking in this country. Despite many revered but intellectually-devoid institutions of higher learning handing diplomas to children of low and middle-class families who've been duped through years of careful publicity to believe that a state-school (or AMU) education in "marketing" or "business" is worth the cost, most remain unlearned, incurious and hopelessly vulnerable to sharks like Monaghan. Real education might lead to something close to individuality and sensibility, taboo concepts in our shameless culture of infantile consumerism as the backbone in our hyper-capitalistic world.
Monaghan hangs in elite circles, but to the real financial titans he's at best a lowly floorwalker, a salesman with a talent for exploiting mass-culture vulnerability. At worst Monaghan is a filthy upstart who makes the real rich look bad and feel guilty in light of his excessive charitable giving. Real estate is where Monaghan hopes to shed his Jed Clampet perception and earn the respect of his social betters. All great Florida men have made their name in real estate. Monahan wants in the club.
Ave Maria, town and "university," is the perfect stage for Monaghan's quest.
Monaghan has many millions in personal real estate holdings.
Plus, much of his "liquid assets" has been transferred to trusts and nonprofit corporations that use the cash to build out Ave Maria. That the cash is not in his personal name has no bearing on Ave Maria.
Before all you local anti-Catholic bigot bubbas get all worked up over the NDN's inappropriate use of "going broke", go back to school and get your GED.
Sorry to report these deceased brothers:
John J. Duffy '54
SEVENTH ANNUAL FLORIDA REUNION REPORT
Our reunion in Panama City Beach was a great party, although there were fewer people in attendance than we would have liked, about 40. After Saturday's dinner, a discussion was held as to whether to continue the reunions given the low attendance. This created a loud outburst from those who really like the parties and are regular attendees. The problem with low attendance is that the hotel involved is not as free with perqs as they would be with more rooms involved. With a nice crowd, we have frequently been comped a room for hospitality purposes, as well as a more reduced room rate. The result of the discussion was this: Prior to the publication of the October newsletter (early September) we will need a volunteer to host a reunion in spring of 2009. We would like to continue to make Florida the home for this event. There are a lot of CHS grads down here, either permanently or for the season. Also, these are held in the season for golf for the northerners. We think that Orlando is a good drawing card. Even perhaps Disney World, for its great entertainment. Many will want to stay prior to or after the party. So, it's up to you. It's not fair to have the same folks put this party on every year.
The following is some e-mail correspondence between two grads who attended the reunion:
Click here to view and print photos from this year's reunion (1.03 MB PDF format).
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