NOTED COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, CHRISTOPHER 2X UPDATE
The Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Inc. will sponsor a FREE program featuring Christopher 2X on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The program will be hosted by the Cardinal Ritter Council #1221 of the Knights of Columbus at 809 East Main Street in New Albany, In.
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Christopher 2X has been an advocate for peace and justice for two decades. He is often contacted to help resolve high-profile incidents involving race and violence in the community. He knows that early childhood education is a vital key to ending gun violence long term. In 2018, Christopher 2X was urged by Charles Adkins, tax attorney and retired Special Agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, to expand his impact in Louisville. The result was the formation of 2X Game Changers, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which leads a movement for social justice through education and non-violence so all children can reach their full potential.
FREE MEETING SPACE FOR 501(C) (3) ORGANIZATIONS ANNOUNCED!
The Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Inc, is making its newly renovated Neighborhood Resource Center (NCR) available to 501(c) (3) organizations throughout the community at no cost for meeting and events. Additional information is on the Neighborhood Resource Center tab above on this page.
CONSISTORY OF JOSEPH CARDINAL RITTER
Vatican Photos from the Private Collection of the Cardinale Gentiluomo (Gentleman of the Cardinal) – A Historical Essa
On a cold December 14, 1960, a personal letter from Pope John XXIII arrived in St. Louis addressed to Archbishop Joseph Ritter. It contained notice that he was selected to be elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals at a Vatican Consistory in January 1961. Ritter, a native of New Albany, Indiana, who had been ordained priest, bishop, and archbishop of the Indianapolis archdiocese, would soon become Joseph Cardinal Ritter. Thus, he was destined to be counted among the 88 prelates around the world whose threefold job was to council the pope, aid in the governance of the Church, and when necessary, elect a new pope.
Twenty-seven days later, January 10, an entourage of dignitaries from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and a contingent from New Albany, Indiana that included family members and clergy, boarded a chartered flight for a 15-day odyssey to Rome. (READ MORE for full story)
JOIN US IN PRAYER TO JOSEPH CARDINAL RITTER – FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE.
Cardinal Ritter, America again needs your wisdom, your courage, and your guidance.
Today we implore your help to bring fairness, equality, and civility to our nation.
Instill in each of us the compassion and understanding necessary to bring,
as you often said, “equality of every soul before Almighty God.”
Intercede for us to the Father, that He will grant us healing and
answer our plea with peace. Amen.
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Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Inc. (CRBFI) was created in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and maintaining the Ritter house, telling the story of Cardinal Ritter, and preserving the remarkable legacy of this native son of New Albany, Indiana. (See MISSION/GOALS) (See BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
Today, more than 50 years since Cardinal Ritter’s 1967 passing, the CRBF strives to mirror his legacy in the place where he was born. The Ritter family house and bakery storefront has been tastefully renovated. Since April 2021 the HOMELESS COALITION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA has occupied the office space provided. See TENANTS for more information.