Saturday Evening: Dinner and Bp. Rifan
Group picture from the Marriott Dinner
Bottom row (L-R): Fr. Gary Carr (from Missouri); Fr. Bishop (representing UV chapters in CA); Fr. Santos (Providence RI, Holy Name Church); Fra FredrikCrichton-Stuart (Pres. FIUV); Bp. Rifan; Msgr. Schmitz (ICR); Fr.Domenic Gentile (FSSP).
Top Row (L-R): Christine Philp (UV Berkshires); Ann Whelan (UVWestchester); Byron Smith (UV Syracuse); Elizabeth Murphy (UVNewfoundland); Joe Gallante (UV Cape Cod); Sandy Philp (UVBerkshires); Eva Sturchio (UV NJ); Dan Marengo (UV Bronx); Indira Sweeny (UV Brooklyn); Allen Maynard (UV Rhode Island); Nathan Collins (UV Michigan); Brian Mershon (UV Greenville, SC); Wendy Maynard (UV Rhode Island); Mary Kraychy (Coalition in Support of Ecc. Dei); MarieBoland (UV Albany); Bill Basile (UVRochester); Dave Pietrusza (UV Albany); Fred Haehnel (UV St. Louis, MO).
About 100 people attended the dinner at the Marriott, with His Excellency Bp. Rifan as key-note speaker.
Bishop Rifan's speech at the banquet dinner on Saturday night was spiritually edifying and also addressed the current concerns many have about the possiblity of a universal indult or P.A.A. for the 1962 Missal. In his speech, Bp. Rifan noted that Una Voce is a force in the Church today. He also said that the Church needs saints, not reformers, pointing out that Martin Luther was a reformer, but Ignatius Loyola was a saint.