50 Years Ago
The Knights of the Altar of St. Pius X Parish in Mobile attended the annual Passion Sunday Retreat.
Providence Hospital School of Nursing senior Linda Reid Vogtner was selected “Miss AANS” at the convention of the Alabama Association of Nursing Students in Birmingham.
Head coach Woody Weaver of the Catholic High Knights presented a pair of Most Valuable Player Awards in basketball to two brothers who tied for the honor: Steve Schroll and Sid Schroll. The Knights won the Central Conference and finished in third place in the State Regional Tournament.
Fr. Charles Troncale, principal of Catholic High School, Montgomery, addressed the Confraternite of Christian Doctrine Program in the school auditorium.
Wilbur Pillman played the role of George M. Cohan in the First Theatre Company production of “George M” at Our Lady Queen of Fatima Parish Hall in Prichard.
25 Years Ago
At a press conference held by Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb, representatives of local television, radio and newspaper media were informed of the release of the new papal encyclical, “Evangelium Vitae.” The encyclical was addressed to “every person of good will” and released worldwide the same day. It was expected to be a landmark document of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate.
Dr. Thomas L. Doyle, president of Montgomery Catholic High, received a $2,000 check from Jeff Downes, Chairman of the Loretto/Catholic High Alumni Association as part of $3,600 of monies raised by the association for the school.
Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb, assisted by St. Columba pastor Fr. Patrick Gallagher, blessed a section of Sunset Cemetery set aside for Catholic families in Dothan.
Brian Kane, Lauren Korzun, Leila Murdock, Jennifer Rice and Joey Willis represented McGill-Toolen at the American Legion Government Official Exchanged Day.
The first anniversary celebration for the Montgomery Perpetual Adoration Chapel was held at Our Lady Queen of Mercy Parish Montgomery. The homily was given by Fr. Michael X. Bennett of the Companions of the Cross in Canada.
McGill-Toolen students Jennifer McRae was first runner-up and Erin McCarthy was second runner-up in the 1996 Mobile County Junior Miss competition.
—Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.
50 Years Ago