1960
        

Terrence Halloran: Catholic priest, husband, parent, grandparent, friend, retired computer programmer, volunteer hospital chaplain

        

2011

I live in Beaumont, California. I'm a member of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha parish in the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino. My heroes are Daniel Berrigan, John XXIII, Eugene McCarthy, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, Catherine de Vinck and Kathleen Norris. My favorite newspaper is the National Catholic Reporter.

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I'm an ordained Catholic priest with no official ministry in the church. Now retired, I was a computer programmer from 1972 until 2002. Since 2004 I've been a volunteer chaplain at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in nearby Banning. I favor an expanded and enriched Catholic priesthood, including married and single men and women.

My first wife Constance, a former Benedictine nun, was a high school English teacher and librarian. Our two sons were born in 1968 and 1970. Both are married. Our five grandchildren were born in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2003 and 2007. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in December 2007. Constance died in July 2008. God will raise us up, and we will live forever.

One Tuesday in October 2008 I was asked to lead the Bible Study class at our parish. Elizabeth was in the class. We talked for a few minutes, surprised to learn about each other's background. Our first date was breakfast together a few days later. Elizabeth and I were married on June 24, 2009 at Saint Kateri Catholic Church in Beaumont, California. Father John Domas officiated.

I don't like the way most priests preach. They don't apply the Gospel to practical questions outside the home or neighborhood. Albert Camus, a French dramatist and journalist, complained in 1948 that he survived World War II without ever knowing the pope had condemned Nazism. Most American Catholics got through the 1960s without listening to anything from the official statements of their bishops about segregation or the Vietnam war. Priests today hardly ever mention topics like the death penalty, immigration policy, hatred toward Jews or Muslims, human rights, world hunger, environment pollution, gun control or U.S. military actions in other countries.

In the last few centuries, astonishing changes have have been taking place, with the United States sometimes playing a leading role. Absolute monarchy was once the global norm, justified by revered religious leaders and by "great" philosophers. Now, except for an echo in pomp and costume -- in places like Buckingham Palace -- it has nearly vanished from the Earth. Chattel slavery was once a given. Philosophers taught that some people are naturally slaves and others naturally masters. Many devout biblical scholars -- in the pre-Civil War South, for example -- taught that slavery was ordained by God. Now chattel slavery has nearly vanished from the planet, in a stirring worldwide revolution. Likewise, the inferior status of women was once ubiquitous and often justified by religion and philosophy. Now, although much more progress is still to be made, sexism is clearly in planetwide retreat.

To visit web pages about Constance, our sons and their families, click on one of these links:
Constance Patricia Halloran 1932-2008
40th Wedding Anniversary Party, December 29, 2007
The Wedding of Daniel and Suzanne, March 27, 1999
The Wedding of John and Melisa, July 31, 1999
Constance's brothers and sisters and their families
Easter Vigil: A Night Song by Sister Thomas Roberts, O.S.B.
February 1966 at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
Memories of Detroit (for our grandchildren)
Halloran family letters from Detroit 1969-1974
Terrence and Constance Halloran -- February 2004
Ingram Micro is a distributor of computer and technology products
Loyola Law School in Los Angeles
Shalhevet -- a new high school experience
An enthusiastic young teacher at an Orthodox Jewish school

For information about ICANN, click on one of these links:
ICANN -- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICANN's September 1999 assimilation of Network Solutions
ICANN biographical data on Dan Halloran
Redemption grace period for deleted domain names
In Rome with ICANN February 26 - March 7, 2004
Who controls the Internet? Who will control the Internet?
Vatican official signs Internet registry agreement with ICANN

For more information about my five grandchildren, click on one of these links:
My first two grandchildren as teenagers
Baptism of Eleanor Louise Halloran, Easter 2000
Christening of Jordan Dean Halloran, November 4, 2001
Easter Sunday 2003 with the first four grandchildren
Baptism of Gabriel Thomas Halloran, May 25, 2003
Blessing of Nathan William Halloran, November 22, 2003
At my 70th birthday party on July 11, 2004
At my 80th birthday party on July 12, 2014
November 2004 photo of grandsons Jordan (2001) and Nathan (2003)
May 2005 photos of grandchildren Eleanor (2000) and Gabriel (2003)
The first four Halloran grandchildren, August 2006
"Time to Say Goodbye" with Jordan Halloran
Granddaughter Celia Elizabeth Halloran, born August 5, 2007
Celia Halloran First Communion, May 17, 2015
August 2015 with Celia at Raging Waters
Celia Halloran (age 9) is the reader at Mass
St. Timothy School wins first place in "Super Quiz" at Academic Decathlon
Father's Day 2012 at Dodger Stadium

For web pages about my wife Elizabeth and her family, click on one of these links:
Our friend David Sterle made this video of our wedding ceremony
Ray's 70th birthday party -- August 2009
Chart of the Alvarado/Moore/Gutierrez/Baltierra Family Tree
My brother-in-law Steven and his daughter Frances
Elizabeth's cousin Father Roberto Corral, OP
Elizabeth's cousin Richard J. Moore
Elizabeth's mother's sister-in-law Isabel Gutiérrez
December 19, 2009 Open House at our home in Beaumont
Our trip to Mexico in August 2014

For web pages about our trip to Spain in April 2013, click on one of these links:
Elizabeth, Terrence, Ceci, Ray and Father Agustín
Madrid, Valle de los Caídos and Segovia
Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela
Burgos and Barcelona
Valencia and Granada
Sevilla, Córdoba and Toledo

To learn about our admired friend Father John Domas, click on one of these links:
Obituary of Father John Domas
Expectations and dreams of the future (1983)
Homily and vows at our wedding
Some of the sayings of Father John Domas

To learn more about Beaumont, California, click on one of these links:
Hospital debuts new ICU/emergency room
San Gorgonio Parish in Beaumont, California
Preparing to abandon central Banning and central Beaumont
Catholic churches both in Banning and in Beaumont renamed
Limits on the use of military force
The Rev. Bill Dunn, vicar of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Beaumont
Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Bishop Gerald Barnes should promote a bolder strategy
HELP, Inc. distributes food to the poor in the Pass Area
Volunteer chaplain at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning
Volunteer chaplains respond to needs of patients

For web pages about my brother Mike Halloran, click on one of these links:
Mike sent this e-mail message to his brothers and sisters on November 11, 1998
Michael Halloran entered eternal life August 14, 1999
"Just solving the puzzle isn't enough" by Micheal Halloran
"Mike Halloran was always optimistic" by Tony Hicks
Mike Halloran was devoted to the independent study program at Venture School
A gift from Mike and Terry Halloran

For more information about my parents, brothers and sisters, click on one of these links:
Terrence Harold Halloran and Billee (Byars) Halloran
Billee Halloran, mother and book store owner, 1913-2003
Chocolate Snowball, by executive pastry chef Letty Halloran Flatt
Halloran family reunion -- Seattle 2005
Kathleen (Halloran) Koziolek's husband Leon and their son Paul

For information about other priests in our family, click on one of these links:
My uncle Monsignor John Halloran of Bismarck, North Dakota
My uncle Father Leo Halloran, O.P. of Bismarck, North Dakota
My cousin Father Joseph Halloran of Colorado Springs, Colorado
My cousin Father James Halloran of Colorado Springs, Colorado

For more web pages about our family, click on one of these links:
A family history research trip to Maine -- April/May 2006
Frank Arthur Roberts and Lydia Margaret (Eastman) Roberts
Emily Liepe "Queen of Syncopation"
The Wedding of Elliott and Amy -- August 27, 2016
Memorial gathering for my brother Mike's son Micheal Halloran
Memorial service for Melisa's father Dennis Flaskerud, June 8, 2000
The Hallorans -- Christmas 2005
Janett (Jan) DeMers 1921-2012
V-Mail letters written during World War II
Our home town: Santa Ana, California
Charts of the Halloran and Roberts family tree
John Francis Halloran of Bismarck, North Dakota
Amy Halloran at Occupy Seattle -- October 2011
John Francis Halloran of Bismarck, North Dakota
Mary Catherine Halloran of Bismarck, North Dakota
Denver Post writer Bernard Kelly, husband of Margaret (Halloran) Kelly
Father Terence Tully, cousin of John, Mary and Margaret's mother Ada

To read about Monsignor John Coffield, click on each of these links:
John Coffield's 50th anniversary as a priest
Msgr. John V. Coffield, Southland Cleric and Social Activist
Padre "Juanote" Coffield alienated church superiors in the 1960s
Memories of John Coffield -- person, priest and prophet
Photos from the Mass of Christian Burial for John Coffield

To read about Father Juan Romero, click on each of these links:
Ministry to Farm Workers: Experiences in Advocacy
FRESNO COUNTY JAIL - 1973 UFW Civil Disobedience Campaign
Golden Jubilee of the United Farm Workers
50th ordination anniversary of Father Juan Romero
Words spoken by Mike Clements at 50th anniversary Mass

To visit web pages about other friends of ours, click on one of these links:
Georgianna Lyga, talented and vigorous opponent of the death penalty
Elena McFadden, daughter of John McFadden and Georgianna Lyga
Xanat Andrade's letters from Chiapas, Mexico
Xanat Andrade's grandparents James D. Andrew and Lois Andrew
Judy Magsaysay, principal of Pio Pico Elementary School in Santa Ana
Journalist, editor, publisher and prophet Tom Fox and his wife Hoa
Father Ken Krause of Newport Beach, California
Padre Blandino Barcenas of Acapulco, Mexico
Father Art Holquin of San Juan Capistrano, California
Monsignor John Sammon of Orange, California
Monsignor William Barry of Claremont, California
Monsignor Pat Thompson of Lomita, California
San Francico Archbishop George H. Niederauer newspaper interview
Padre Agustín Escobar of the Diocese of Orange, California
"When bad things happen to good parishes" by Father Paul Boudreau

To read about former clergy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, click on one of these links:
High Sierra trip -- August / September 1956
To the Halls of Montezuma with Bill DuBay, 1957
Bill DuBay's 1996 trip to Kenya
Bill DuBay's step-daughter Megan Wall
The Delaneys: Robert, Rose, Miriam, Michael and Maria
Don Reiman and the 1997 Trans-Pacific yacht race
Biography of married priest John Hydar and his wife Barbara
George Sherman, priest and scholar, 1936-2001
Father Charles Ara, married Catholic priest, psychotherapist, and author
What happened? Here is an answer from Phil Berryman
You can't hurry love -- Robert and Rose Delaney
Shattered Vows and The Grass is Always Greener Where it's Watered
The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story by Alfred J. Garrotto
"The Wisdom of Los Miserables" -- author Alfred J. Garrotto's blog

To read more about married priests, click on one of these links:
Terrence Halloran in the Los Angeles Times archives
Wedding Ministry By Married Catholic Priests
"These priests resigned but still on call" by Tim Unsworth
"What God has joined together" by Anthony Padovano
"Typical American Catholic priest"
Married OC priests hope to return
"Opinionated Old Irish Computer Hacker"
Letter from Archdiocese of Los Angeles and reply
"Seven Funerals and a Wedding"
Men find a way to come back to the spirit, by Bob Kerr
Rent A Priest and God's Yellow Pages
Corps of Reserve Priests United in Service (CORPUS)

To read more about the Los Angeles archdiocese, click on one of these links:
Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, California
Newspaper commentary: Cardinal Mahony and immigrants
Cardinal Mahony: Catholic Social Teaching and Immigration Reform
The new cathedral recently built in Los Angeles
Our Lady of the Freeways -- Is Los Angeles's new cathedral worth the price?
Cardinal Roger Mahony's pastoral letter "Gather Faithfully Together"
Nun Breaks New Ground in Remote Parish
Biography of Monsignor Anthony Brouwers, Chapter 8
Dennis Krouse's recipe for Eucharistic bread
Local parishes adjusting to priest shortage
Cardinal Roger Mahony: A much-needed voice of reason
Deposition accusing Monsignor Benjamin G. Hawkes
A church leader's posthumous fall from grace

For information about the seminaries of the Los Angeles archdiocese, click on one of these links:
St. John's Seminary alumni bishops and archbishops
St. John's Seminary 1958 Christmas Play
St. John's Seminary ordination class of 1960
St. John's Seminary alumni priests whose children are lawyers
Alumni Day at St. John's Seminary College, Camarillo, California
Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary June 1954 graduates
Parents' Night at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary
Sisters of the Pious Schools at St. John's Seminary College

For more information about Catholicism in Southern California, click on one of these links:
George Niederauer, Roger Mahony, William Levada and Tod Brown
Los Angeles Herald Examiner, June 13, 1964
Commonweal Magazine, July 10, 1964
Saturday Evening Post, November 28, 1964
Reviews of the book "His Eminence of Los Angeles"
"Reluctant Dissenter" writes about Cardinal James Francis McIntyre
Letters I've written to bishops, archbishops and cardinals
Phil Berryman: "We live in a segregated and discriminatory society"
"Embracing The Catholic Worker Culture" by Jeff Dietrich
Retired Australian bishop Geoffrey Robinson
Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, California
Jeff Nihill's Negative Portrait of Bishop Tod Brown
Bishop Jaime Soto of the diocese of Orange
Thank God they don't talk like Father John Higgins

For web pages about other people in Southern California, click on one of these links:
Loretta Sanchez was first elected to Congress in 1996
"Tony Tinajero is still with us" by Terrence Halloran
Los Angeles Times sportswriter Jim Murray
Anne Reher Livio, Catholic political and social activist
Retired family law Judge Richard Montes
Mary McAnena fed and sheltered the homeless
The Catholic Worker Hospitality House of Los Angeles
Rick and Barry Rillera in "Land of a Thousand Dances"
"Barry Rillera Is Living Rock History" by Chris Epting
Top Trial Lawyer Larry Aitken

For information about some very special people, click on one of these links:
Poet and peacemaker Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
Poet and peace activist Senator Eugene J. McCarthy
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement
Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers
Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton
The Volcanoes of Cuernavaca
Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador
Fr. Andrew Greeley, sociologist and priest-novelist
Martin Luther King, Jr. (segregation and the Vietnam war)
Msgr. Michael Higgins of San Diego and Justice for Priests
Amy Elizabeth Biehl of Newport Beach, California
Poet Catherine de Vinck's son Oliver
Bishop James Patrick Shannon, Reluctant Dissenter
Marty Hegarty: 40th Anniversary of WEORC Celebration
Joseph Comblin, renowned theologian and advocate of the poor
Anita M. (Sister Humiliata) Caspary, IHM

To read about respect for life issues, click on one of these links:
Cardinal Roger Mahony's invocation at the Democratic National Convention
Statement of Pax Christi USA on abortion
Catholic bishops on the death penalty
"Dead Man Walking" by Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
The murder of El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero
Flawed law unintentionally shows urgent need for immigration reform
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles on immigrant rights
Immigrants: the other Mexicans
"An Abortion Remembered" a one-act play by Terrence Halloran
"U.S. Catholics and El Salvador" by Terrence Halloran
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The right of society to be safe from gun violence
The human cost of the war on terror
"Unless They Stop The Flow Of Oil" by Terrence Halloran
Shameful Campaign Against Islamic Community Center
IT'S ABOUT THE SOUL OF THE NATION by Bruce Gagnon
"Evolution's ultimate wisdom" by Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

To visit some other interesting web sites, click on one of these links:
Prayer for These Times / August 17, 1963
"Sacerdos templi Deae Vestae" by Terrence Halloran
Five reasons why I don't like Pope St. John Paul II
"The Alternative: Elizabeth Warren" by Terrence Halloran
"What Happened At Vatican II" by John W. O'Malley
Why the events of the 1960s still echo through the church
"The Tragedy of Paul VI: Humanae Vitae" by Garry Wills
Call To Action, a Catholic renewal movement
The ecumenical community of Taizé
National Catholic Reporter
Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Monastic Formation in Latin America -- Part One
Monastic Formation in Latin America -- Part Two
"The Trouble with the New Roman Missal" by Rita Ferrone
Dilbert comic zone
"A Continental Shift" by Richard Rodriguez
Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
A third grader explains God
"What I Believe" by Terrence Halloran
Hillary Clinton will never be the Democratic Party nominee for President
"I Married an Algorithm" by Terrence Halloran
Short-Short Program Contest, August 1988
Called subroutine makes COBOL programs ready for year 2000
Flight attendant Teri Halloran (no relation)
Ensign William I. Halloran (no relation)
Recortes de los periódicos de la Madre Patria