Posts Tagged ‘Boys Town’

Boys Town founder Fr Flanagan’s cause goes to Rome Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The cause for the sainthood of Fr Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Boys Town, is heading for Rome. The Omaha Archdiocese in Nebraska closed the diocesan phase of the investigation with a June 18 Mass at St Cecilia’s Cathedral. The notary for the diocesan tribunal investigating the cause said he was struck by stories Read more

Archbishop Chong encourages Boys Town graduates Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Archbishop Peter Chong encouraged graduates of Montfort Boys Town last weekend to continue with the hard work when they join the career world. He told the 45 graduates in carpentry, cabinet-making and automotive that the life story of Thomas Edison, inventor of batteries, electric lights and power, set a challenge for everyone to do better in Read more

Spencer Tracy film inspired priest to start ‘Boys Town’ Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Jesus Silva

Fr Jesús Silva, inspired by the 1938 film “Boys Town,” starring Spencer Tracy which he had seen as a child established the ‘Ciudad de los Muchachos’, or ‘Boys Town’, as a response to the problems of poor and neglected children in his native province, Galicia. Father Silva was still a seminarian in 1956 when he came Read more