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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dr. John Hope Franklin

March 31, 2009 -  jhg.jpg Dr. John Hope Franklin was a towering American historian whose singular contributions to the development of our nation’s education in African American history had a powerful impact on civil rights advances in the mid-20th Century.    Dr. Franklin…, who Continue reading
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Champion of Catholic Women's Colleges

March 29, 2009 - One of American higher education’s great voices has been stilled.   Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly, OSU, an Ursuline sister who was president of the College of New Rochelle in New York for more than 25 years, died late last week.…   Continue reading
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Casting Stones

March 25, 2009 - Stoning is a particularly barbaric form of execution still carried on in certain fundamentalist cultures, notably Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia… and other places where zealots rule.    Women are particular victims of this appalling practice since the fundamentalist Continue reading
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Ending "The 'R' Word"

March 23, 2009 - President Obama made a huge mistake last week when, in a misguided attempt to make a joke during his interview with Jay Leno, he mentioned his pathetic bowling score (129) and said, “It was the like Special Olympics or something…”… Continue reading
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Torture and Catholic Teaching

March 20, 2009 - Expanding on the theme of my last blog, I received several comments from readers about the scandal of our government’s use of torture as a method to extract information from persons suspected of being international terrorists. Trinity senior Pathenia Proctor… Continue reading
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Torture Report

March 18, 2009 - Mark Danner of the New York Times has revealed a secret International Red Cross report detailing the CIA’s use of torture involving 14 high profile terrorism suspects.   Danner wrote a short op-ed piece in the Sunday Times, and a longer … Continue reading
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Money, Meaning, Madness, Mission

March 15, 2009 - Some people — probably most people — ascribe entirely too much meaning to money.  Especially when it comes to how much money people earn, a dangerous and destructive mindset equating money and talent laid at least part of the foundation… Continue reading
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Barbie @ 50

March 10, 2009 - barbie-images.jpegI have to start this blog with a clear disclaimer:   I was one of those girls in the 1960′s whose mothers banned Barbie… from the start.   Disgraceful, she was (Barbie, I mean) — sexy, scandalous, sinful.  What we Catholics called, Continue reading
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Fear, Greed and Finding the Bottom

March 9, 2009 - Another week, another chance to ride the stock market roller coaster.   Have we hit bottom yet?…  Probably not, there’s surely another twist, turn and loop-de-loop on the tracks to come.   Why does “the market” keep doing this to us?   Continue reading
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Religion, Politics and Trinity Leaders

March 3, 2009 - With the nomination of Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius ’70… to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Trinity’ s long tradition of women’s leadership in the public square now has a seat at the most exclusive table in the world, Continue reading
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