‘First and foremost a priest’

first_imgThe funeral Mass celebrating the life of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh on Wednesday afternoon commended him to heaven with the strength of more than 1,000 participants.Erin Rice | The Observer At the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where he was first ordained in 1943, more than 100 of his brother priests from the Congregation of Holy Cross processed through the Basilica and gathered behind the altar. They were joined by six bishops as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington D.C. and Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles.The top leaders of the Congregation of Holy Cross also led the celebration of his life. Fr. Richard V. Warner, superior general of the Congregation, came from Rome, and Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior of the U.S. province of the Congregation, was the principal celebrant. University President Fr. John Jenkins delivered the homily.A congregation made up of family, friends, University administrators, trustees, faculty, staff and students prayed over Hesburgh’s casket during the ceremony, which lasted an hour and 40 minutes. The Gospel reading focused on social justice, a theme central to Hesburgh’s 97-year-long legacy.“At Notre Dame, I’m often faced with daunting tasks. None are more difficult than the one before me: finding words to do justice to the life of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,” Jenkins said at the beginning of the homily. “We should begin with what was central to his life. … For all the momentous events in which he played a role, all the honors he received, Fr. Ted always said that the most important day of his life was when he was ordained a priest, here in this church on Notre Dame’s campus.”All Hesburgh wanted was a simple funeral in the Holy Cross tradition, Jenkins said, and after the ceremony he would be “laid to rest under a simple cross, undistinguishable from the graves of the Holy Cross brethren who lay with him.”Jenkins’ homily addressed the key milestones in Hesburgh’s life, from growing and expanding the University into what it is today to accepting the invitation to stand alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at a rally in Chicago to fighting for human rights in Cambodia.“How can we draw together the strands of a life that spans so many years, served in so many ways, touched so many lives? Fr. Ted gave us the answer,” Jenkins said. “He was first and foremost a priest. That vocation drove him to build a great Catholic university; it gave his work in the public life its moral focus; it shaped his generosity in all his personal interactions.”Hesburgh’s younger brother Jim spoke at the end of the ceremony, remarking that “good brothers and good friends are God’s special dividends in life. Ted was a wonderful brother, good friend, counselor and mentor.”“Today we celebrate his life, and all that we had for so long taken for granted with Ted suddenly comes into focus,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Today we think of the totality of Ted’s life here on earth.”He said his brother’s appointment as University president came during his own freshman year at Notre Dame, and “that gave me pause, I’ll tell you.”“He only wanted to serve, and serve he did, with all his energy and all his considerable talent, in every way he knew how,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Ted took his God-given gifts, his intelligence, good health, leadership ability and his pursuit of excellence and brought major change to Notre Dame, to this country and to the world.”But beyond the national and international impact Hesburgh had, Jenkins said the countless personal acts of kindness are an equally important part of his legacy. He reflected on the support Hesburgh offered him during the tumultuous time following the University’s invitation to President Obama to deliver the 2009 Commencement address.“When my invitation to President Obama to speak at our Commencement caused an uproar, a number of people approached my mother and criticized my decision,” Jenkins said.She was anxious, he said, but Fr. Ted “got wind of that” and took action.“Without mentioning anything to me, he called my mother to reassure her. … There were no more worries after that, and from that day forward she and Fr. Ted were fast friends. I can’t begin to tell you all the kindnesses he showed me personally.”At the end of his homily, Jenkins said Hesburgh’s last day on earth was the fulfillment of his lifelong prayer.“Fr. Ted prayed that on the last day of his life, he would be able to celebrate Mass. At 11 a.m. at Holy Cross House last Thursday, Fr. Ted joined the community and concelebrated Mass,” Jenkins said. “In the evening he was struggling to breathe. … He was surrounded by people who loved him. He passed away quietly, just before midnight.”“Today, we gather to celebrate the Mass Fr. Ted so loved and to commend him to God. … We cannot but believe that the Lord will respond with the words of today’s Gospel reading: ‘Come, you who were blessed by my Father.’ We love you Ted. …We will miss you.“We know you now rest in the arms of Notre Dame, our Lady. Throughout your life, you drew strength, sustenance and guidance [from her].”After Jim Hesburgh’s speech and the final prayers over the casket, the family processed out of the Basilica, where a crowd had gathered to line the path to Holy Cross cemetery.“For Ted, problems were challenges, and his forte was in finding solutions,” Jim Hesburgh said. “His friends were endless, of every religion, every nation, every class and every profession. His life was amazing.“His faith, his hope, his dedication and his achievements speak for themselves.”Tags: congregation of holy cross, Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted Hesburgh, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Funeral, Hesburgh, Mass, memoriallast_img read more

Fellowship offers SMC students opportunities, resources to pursue social justice causes

first_imgIn the 2020-2021 school year, the Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship will be offered to undergraduate students at Saint Mary’s. The fellowship is designed to help strengthen students’ relationships to the core ideas of social justice not only in their community, but in the world beyond. Applications for the upcoming year are now open and will close on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.The Katharine Terry Dooley Social Justice Fellowship program will bring together a small group of students chosen to be fellows to receive training in social justice leadership and community organizing. The fellows will then design a social justice project related to an issue or issues they find particularly pressing. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend as well as two academic credits across the two semesters of the fellowship year. It provides resources to fellows seeking to pursue the values set forth by the fund.Saint Mary’s philosophy professor Andrew Pierce talked about the program’s goals and purpose in an email.“The goal of the program is to train a small group of students in justice leadership and organizing, who will then use their newly developed skills to address social justice issues here on campus or in the local community,” Pierce said.The program does not aim to benefit only the students who participate, but also the community at large.“The program strives to deepen the College’s commitment to justice, and to honor the intended purpose of the Katharine T. Dooley fund, which aims to provide a moral and intellectual context for the critical examination of the root causes of societal problems, and to develop creative and thoughtful responses to those concerns,” Pierce said.  Applicants can apply through a Google form which will be emailed to all of Saint Mary’s. The application requests an unofficial transcript, a personal statement and a statement of ideas. A letter of recommendation is required later in the application process, but only the name and contact information of the intended recommender is required for the initial application.In addition to financial and educational incentives to pursue the grant, Pierce said the program also offers nonmaterial ones, such as knowledge, experience and validation. “In addition to the stipend and credits, participation in a social justice leadership program like this will be a highly desirable and valuable experience for students from a variety of fields who wish to apply their education, skills and talents to making a difference in the world,” Pierce said. “In a world rife with injustice, leadership of this sort is desperately needed.”Tags: Katharine Terry Dooley Endowment Fund, Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship, Social justicelast_img read more

3 reasons you should use your credit union’s mobile banking app

first_imgIt’s 2018. You don’t go anywhere anymore without a super powerful computer in your pocket. There are tons of apps available for any smart device you may own, and one app that is a must-have is definitely your credit union’s mobile app. If you’re not savvy with a mobile banking app yet, here are three reasons you should be…It’s easily accessible: Everywhere you go, your smartphone is more than likely in your hand or in your pocket/purse. Your bank is 10 minutes away, and your laptop is in the other room with a dead battery. Does that sound right? Well, if you need a quick look at your accounts, look no further than your credit union’s mobile app. It’s pretty much always within arm’s reach and available to you whenever you need it.It’s simple to login: If you’re an iPhone user, logging into your mobile banking app couldn’t possibly be any easier. If your phone is a few years old, you can login with the touch of your finger. If you’ve got the latest Apple tech, thanks to Face ID, all you have to do is look at the screen. Android’s facial recognition software isn’t quite up to part with Apple’s, but it’s not too far behind.It’s a lot less work: I’m sure you can think of a few reasons why you’d need to travel inside your local branch, but mobile banking has definitely made one big reason obsolete. Depositing checks has never been easier than it is with mobile banking. Simply type in an amount, select which account you’d like it to go into, and then take a photo of both sides of the check. Boom. Done. It’s just that simple. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Tomori: Premier League a weekly mental challenge

first_imgChelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has said his first season in the Premier League has been a mental challenge. Nigeria born England international Fikayo Tomori It is the varying challenges that provide the toughest scrutiny for defenders in the top flight and which require the utmost levels of focus and concentration. “It is tough because you come up against different strikers and different systems that teams use,” Tomori told chelseafc.com.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonecenter_img “Some teams might play two strikers up top, some may play one and then you have teams like Liverpool – we all know how Roberto Firmino likes to drop in, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane running in behind so you need to have that concentration all the time. “It’s about always being aware of what’s going on around you, communicating with team-mates around you to help them and make your job easier. read also:My father doubles as football fan and analyst-Fikayo Tomori “Everybody knows that if you make a mistake in the Premier League, you’re likely to get punished so being able to stay focused and making sure you do everything at 100 per cent is another part that you have to grasp quickly.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Mr Green becomes first partner of Front Runner TV

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Related Articles European igaming operator Mr Green has become the first sponsor of new UK TV channel Front Runner (frontrunner.tv), a digital broadcaster which has labelled itself as the ‘UK’s only free-to-air sports channel’. Front Runner which is currently available on Freeview channel 91 and Sky channel 468 launched last October, publishing a catalogue of sports content combined with sporting documentaries and sports-focused reality TV-shows.Exclusive Front Runner UK content includes TV shows such as ‘M80’ (motocross), ‘ThrillBillies’ (reality stunt show), ‘The Adventures of Danny & the Dingo’ (snowboarding) and ‘Built to Shred’ (skateboarding).     Last Friday, Front Runner management announced its first broadcast partnership with newly Nordic Nasdaq listed Mr Green & Co, which will see the TV Channel promote the mobile and desktop services of primary igaming brand Mr Green.Adhering to UK advertising standards and marketing practices, Front Runner will only promote Mr Green services after the UK 9 pm watershed.Updating stakeholders and the media, Ryan Scarratt MD of Front Runner TV stated that he was pleased to bring Mr Green onboard as the sports channel first partner, and welcomed further advertisers to make contact with Front Runner. David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment March 31, 2020 Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

“Rodrigo is on the table”

first_imgRodrigo does not have the profile of Suarez by far, but it may be the only viable option to reinforce the lead with a real player. The Lautaro option is complicated and there is silence regarding other names such as Aubameyang or Giroud. Bartomeu’s words confirm that Barça and Valencia speak for the striker, although the agreement will not be easy. Barça would like the transfer not to include a mandatory purchase option while Valencia wants 60 million for the international striker now or in June. Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barça, admitted Monday at the World Sports Gala that the Barça club considers the signing of Rodrigo: “It is on the table of the technicians to replace Suárez”.last_img

Protesters question Govt’s faith in Guyana’s healthcare institutions

first_imgDeaths of 3 children at GPHC……“show us that you have confidence in your system as well,” – protester“Quality health care is not a partisan issue” and “poor lives matter” were the signals being sent on Wednesday by a group of protesters who stood outside the Public Health Ministry on Brickdam, Georgetown, calling for a thorough investigation into the deaths of the three children who died allegedly as a result of negligence on the part of the Georgetown Public Hospital.A section of the protesters who gathered at Brickdam on WednesdayThe voices of those persons echoed for transparency and accountability in the health sector as they questioned the Government’s faith in the health care they are offering to Guyanese, since they rush to seek medical attention abroad.One protester, Sherlina Nageer, said “because its mostly poor people using the public health facility, we feel like poor people’s lives don’t matter so the other thing that can be done is if all the politicians (and) all the parliamentarians let us see them using the public health facilities; not flying out to other countries when you need care.”She added that Guyanese, who cannot afford such expensive medical treatment, are forced to make use of the services being offered locally while their hard earned tax dollars would finance trips for those in Government.“Show us that you have confidence in your system as well,” she added.Meanwhile, Susan Collimore, another protester, said she believes the persons who were responsible for the deaths of those innocent children should be held accountable for their actions. According to her, the Public Health Ministry seems to be sweeping these and more incidents under the carpet, which paints a bad example for young medical practitioners.“I don’t think enough is being done but before you transfer a person that made a mistake you need to punish them in some way or the other, either revoking their licences or something… you move me from one department and you put me to another department, what example are you showing to the others so there is no justice… when you do something like that, it giving other doctors and nurses the privilege to say well it’s okay to do wrong and get off with it,” Collimore told Guyana Times.She called on the Public Health Ministry to conduct a proper investigation to appease the parents who are still mourning the loss of their children.One mother, Christina Scott, who lost her child at the West Demerara Regional Hospital, said she stands in the gap for all hurting mothers who lost their children at the hands of medical practitioners.She also noted that she is calling on the relevant authorities to provide answers on the death of her child, who died during birth on October 23, 2018.Scott said while she went to also make a complaint to the Guyana Medical Council, she is still to hear from them on the matter and much to her disappointment, three months later, the GMC has not contacted her.Another activist said he was specifically sick of the drug shortage which continues to plague the country, saying this matter needs to be addressed by the administration.One protester remarked that all politicians should seek medical treatment locally at Guyana’s public health care facilities. She added that if politicians can take taxpayers money to travel abroad for medical services than that consideration should be extended to all Guyanese.The protesters called for swift actions to be taken and justice for all the innocent lives that were lost at national institutions.Major public outrage was sparked recently after three children lost their lives under questionable circumstances at the Georgetown Public Hospital.They are six-year-old Sharezer Mendonca, three-year-old Roshani Seegobin and Curwayne Edwards.While in Opposition, the now governing coalition parties had heavily criticised members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic for seeking medical treatment overseas, instead of utilising the nation’s facilities.However, now in Government, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Ministers have been flying to Ireland and other overseas territories in a bid to access medical treatment. It has also been disclosed that a health insurance policy has been prepared for Government officials.last_img read more

Palmdale airport backers see the plane as half full

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe slow start to the service highlights the continuing challenges for officials trying to regionalize air travel and ease a growing strain on LAX. United spokesman Jeff Kovick declined to comment specifically about the Palmdale market, but noted there’s a “transition period” to inform customers about a new service. “Generally speaking, we are flying where we believe our customers want to go and where we can profitably offer service,” Kovick said. The numbers haven’t discouraged officials with Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates the Palmdale facility as well as LAX and airports in Ontario and Van Nuys. “We feel that the new service and new airport is performing within our expectations,” said Paul Haney, LAWA deputy executive director. “Certainly the air service is getting very favorable reviews from travelers. They are happy because it keeps them off the freeway.” United Airlines’ twice-daily service between Palmdale and San Francisco has won over John Smith, who operates a Lancaster-based travel agency. He has been booking San Francisco tour packages for customers, and no longer has to make the arduous drive to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up out-of-town staffers who come to Lancaster for meetings and training. “It’s only 10 minutes to go to the airport. You don’t have to be there two hours before takeoff,” Smith said. “You can pull in 20 minutes before takeoff, park for free, walk in and get on the airplane and go.” Despite Smith’s glowing review, the 50-seat jets out of L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport have been only about one-third full since the service launched six months ago. In all, the airport has served about 10,000 passengers. LAWA forecasts that Palmdale’s passenger traffic will continue to climb and hopes to have 50 percent of the airline seats filled by June, Haney said. The goal then will be to have airline operations break even at the 18-month mark, he added. The service debuted June 7 with much fanfare and is supported by a $4.6 million incentive package put together by LAWA, the city of Palmdale and others, with about $2 million for underwriting losses incurred providing the service. Palmdale is seen as playing a key role in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s regional airport strategy to spread Southern California’s air traffic from LAX to other facilities. LAX handles 61 million passengers a year, and Los Angeles city officials have agreed to cap airport traffic at 78 million annually even as aviation demand is expected to double in the next 20 to 30 years. United’s current traffic out of Palmdale is a mix of business and leisure travel, with about 40 percent making San Francisco their final destination and about 60 percent going on to other locations, Haney said. Passengers are primarily people who either live or work in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the surrounding High Desert area, Haney said. “Obviously in the Antelope Valley, there’s a significant government/military market, and we are very pleased that we are capturing that market with some discount government fares,” he said. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more