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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dr. John Hope Franklin

- 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 died…
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Champion of Catholic Women's Colleges

- 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.   While…
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Casting Stones

- 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…
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Ending "The 'R' Word"

- 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…”
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Torture and Catholic Teaching

- 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…
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Torture Report

- 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
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Money, Meaning, Madness, Mission

- 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…
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Barbie @ 50

- 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,…
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Fear, Greed and Finding the Bottom

- 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?   What…
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Religion, Politics and Trinity Leaders

- 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,…
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