Lectures honor archbishop

Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s will mark the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero this week with Romero Days, a series of lectures and events honoring the Salvadorian archbishop’s advocacy for the poor.   Fr. Bob Pelton of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies said he hopes Romero Days will inspire students to carry on Romero’s legacy. “I would hope that [Romero’s] example would help others to follow the example with their own attitudes, through the types of service they do and through relating their studies to a larger, stronger social commitment,” Pelton said. As Archbishop of San Salvador, Romero stood up for the poor and marginalized in his home country of El Salvador and was assassinated while saying Mass in 1980, Pelton said. He was also nominated for sainthood. “Archbishop Romero was extraordinarily devoted to the peasants of his country,” Pelton said. “He gave his life out of love for them and for our Lord.” Pelton said Romero Days begins today at 4:15 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies with a workshop on teaching students about Romero’s social justice. The event will feature professor of theology Margaret Pfeil and educational specialist Michael Amodei. The workshop will precede a 7 p.m. screening of the film “Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero,” a documentary which Pelton said follows the last three years of Romero’s life. Pelton said the Kellogg Institute chose to sponsor the workshop because it is important for educators to pass on Romero’s legacy to the next generation. “We want to understand better the social teaching that was embodied both in the instructions and in the life of the example of Romero himself,” he said. Kevin Dowling, bishop of Rustenburg, South Africa, will preside over a commemorative Mass on Wednesday in the Church of Loretto at Saint Mary’s at 4 p.m. Dowling will lecture on Romero’s life in Carroll Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Pelton said Bishop Dowling is a strong supporter of Romero’s teachings on social justice and Church teaching, proving Romero’s influence is ubiquitous. “The example of Archbishop Romero has spread throughout the world,” Pelton said. “Here we have all the way in South Africa a bishop who follows that example in his service to the very poor.” Dowling’s lecture commemorates not only the 32nd anniversary of Romero’s death, but also a longstanding tradition of social justice, Pelton said. “The annual Romero Address [will honor] 40 years of justice education on the part of the Catholic Church and also the 30 years of the Justice Education Center at St. Mary’s College,” he said. Pelton said students should emulate Romero’s drive and fortitude to advance causes of social justice. “It’s important for us to be willing to see the real needs of our sisters and brothers and to take the effective steps to bring about an improvement of that situation,” he said. read more

Big sale in Coolangatta with Sanbano apartment changing hands

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago1401/60 Marine Pde, Coolangatta.“They wanted to move to a maintenance-free lifestyle without sacrifice on space,” she said.“They saw Sanbano as a perfect place as it is a boutique building with 28 apartments and full floor apartments are as big as a house. 1401/60 Marine Pde, Coolangatta sold for $2.475 million.A GOLD Coast couple paid $2.475 million for a Coolangatta apartment — the highest price for a property on the Gold Coast this week. The three-bedroom stunner is on the 14th floor of the Sanbano building at 1401/60 Marine Pde. McGrath Projects agent Lucy Nagatani handled the sale and said the couple was downsizing from their nearby waterfront house. 1401/60 Marine Pde, Coolangatta.“They were also in love with the stunning ocean, Tweed River and Hinterland views.“They could even see whales from the balcony during one of their inspections.”The home has floor to ceiling windows that offer 360-degree views.last_img read more

Conte concedes ‘unstoppable’ City too good for Chelsea

first_img“When you match quality with mentality, you become unstoppable.”City now need a maximum of four wins from their last nine league games to seal the title and even manager Pep Guardiola admitted he is surprised by the extent of City’s dominance. And the Italian’s negative approach came under scrutiny after the visitors failed to register a shot on target after he again opted to start without a recognised centre-forward by leaving Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on the bench.“Today they showed the difference between them and us in this moment,” said Conte.“Twenty-five points is a big gap and I think that we can have a regret for the other games but not for this one.“The effort of the players was an important effort. When you play against Manchester City, this type of team, they are showing fantastic quality but also fantastic mentality. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte conceded his side were powerless against an “unstoppable” Manchester City who opened up an 18-point Premier League lead with a 1-0 home win on Sunday.Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross.Chelsea’s fourth defeat in five league games left Antonio Conte’s reigning English title-holders five points adrift of the top four.center_img “No way. Who could believe it?” Guardiola said of his side amassing 78 points from 29 games. “I think if you ask the players, the players neither.”Guardiola celebrated wildly at the full-time whistle as he senses his first Premier League title is now a matter of weeks away.And he hailed his players’ relentlessness not to let up despite their mammoth lead.“I think we made an amazing performance because (it) is against Chelsea, the last champion.“We were aggressive, we had desire, we had commitment to show we want to do it again and again, and that’s why we won.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Police Commissioner defends redeployment

first_img Related Items:commisioner james smith, re-deployment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2016 – The fire at HJ Robinson may have been intentionally set; but still no one is saying officially and the Police Commissioner on Monday told the National Security Council that he does not believe the movement of officers out of Grand Turk and into Provo was the reason the fire was able to be set. The Commissioner noted that there remained 38 police officers in Grand Turk and advised that, “It was important that recent, unrelated incidents should not be viewed as part of a wider pattern.” Commissioner James Smith was referencing the turf wars, vandalism, break in spree and now the alleged arson – all taking place in Grand Turk. The Commissioner assured the Governor, the Premier, the Border Control Minister and the Attorney General that crimes were down in Provo during Christmas, when compared to 2014 statistics of the same period.last_img read more

San Diego City Council votes to create pilot program to connect homeless

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness voted Monday to instruct staff to create a pilot program to better connect homeless people with job opportunities.Staff will explore how the city can use its rapid re-housing programs to connect people with long-term employment. The re-housing programs connect families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a package of assistance that includes temporary financial assistance, counseling and educational services.The pilot program will likely involve at least 100 families currently being served by re-housing programs to determine the impact that employment-focused assistance can have on the homeless.Those families would be provided with long-term employment support to assist them in landing jobs and ensure their long-term success in those positions.Recommendations and details of the pilot will be worked out in the coming weeks by staff and sent to the committee for consideration in June.The program seeks to address relatively poor performance by San Diego re-housing programs compared to other cities.Over the last two years, 54 percent of San Diego re-housing clients exiting the program went into a permanent housing situation, compared to 73 percent of those in Los Angeles, according to a city staff report.Nearly 25 percent of clients aged 18-62 entering the San Diego programs in 2017 reported income from employment. The percentage of people earning employment income grew by just one percentage point after exiting the program that same year, according to the report.“What that’s telling us is we’re probably not doing a great job with actually getting people jobs,” consultant Kris Kuntz said.A more robust focus on employment could improve those numbers, homelessness advocates and city staff said.“Our homeless system and our rapid re-housing program are working very hard to get people jobs out there,” Kuntz said. But “we want to start doing the rapid re-housing model better here, not just in the city, but in the San Diego region.City staff will look at Denver as one example of a successful program, in which 39 percent of participants found full-time work. San Diego City Council votes to create pilot program to connect homeless people with job opportunities April 9, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:00 PMlast_img read more