Experts discuss Pope’s impact

first_img Wiedower said Francis’ vision of the Church emphasizes solidarity with the poor and marginalized. O’Malley said the renewal of the Church occurs at the “existential margins” of the Church, an idea which he said Pope Francis continually expresses. Daley closed the Notre Dame panel by saying the interview must be understood in a context of love, and that while Pope Francis still believes in the rules and doctrine of the Church, these rules and beliefs must be grounded in a position of love. The Notre Dame discussion was hosted by Campus Ministry and titled “What did he just say?! Pope Francis Unfiltered” The panel featured Theology Professor Fr. Brian Daley, S.J., Kathleen Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and Tim O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. “What he’s saying is stop worrying about how I’m going to change the Curia, and if you want the renewal of the Church, go to the existential margins,” O’Malley said. “The renewal of the Church doesn’t occur, as Francis is very clear in this interview, solely through hierarchical structures.” O’Malley said interviews are still important, but they do not play as large a role as the media seems to believe they do. “Pope Francis’ message is very uplifting, one that calls for healing and seeks love and refuge.” “Interviews don’t renew the Church. If interviews changed everything, necessarily, then Barack Obama would have solved the Congressional problem by now. [But] I’m not saying that interviews aren’t important,” he said. “The important thing about them is not that they’re rules, but that they embody a love that God has given to us,” Daley said. “And so I think getting your priorities straight is really part of the rhetoric of this and what [Pope Francis] wants to communicate.” At the Notre Dame panel, the group offered general thoughts on the impact of Pope Francis’s interview before opening the discussion to audience members, giving particular focus to the role of the media in the Church and Francis’s papacy. Cummings said one of the ways in which Pope Francis suggested this reform in the interview was with regard to the role of women in the Church. Daley, a Jesuit priest, said he thought Francis’ mission as Pope would not be centered on doing such interviews.center_img In light of Pope Francis’s recent, extensive interview in “America” magazine, groups at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s hosted separate panel discussions Monday to discuss the pope’s comments and their impact on the Catholic Church and on the faith lives of students. Cummings said she believed the interview marked the beginning of a reform movement led by Pope Francis. “He did talk about the need for a profound theology of womanhood that the Church does not yet have,” Cummings said. “I think my biggest takeaway from it, as someone who is interested in what this portends for the future of the Church, is that Pope Francis has made pretty clear … that he is preparing the faithful for a fairly significant program of reform, and he’s tipped his hand in the interview toward that in a variety of ways,” Cummings said. Cummings cited a direct quote from the interview in “America” in which Pope Francis said, “We should not even think … that ‘thinking with the church’ means only thinking with the hierarchy of the church.” At the Saint Mary’s panel, Piecuch said it is valuable to think of the Church as a field hospital, taking care of all. “I think giving interviews will not be the way to [accomplish Francis’s goals]. Some of these have been good, but it’s time now to kind of quiet down and do some other things,” Daley said. “My initial feeling about this interview was one of hope, ‘mustard seed’-type hope,” Wiedower said. The Saint Mary’s panel featured Sr. Veronique Wiedower, vice president for mission, Phyllis Kaminski, professor of Religious Studies, sophomore Sofia Piecuch and senior Haley Koth. “This is a call to take time to truly listen to people,” she said. “The Church is meant to bring us together rather than divide.”last_img read more

Wellington JV volleyball team splits with Wichita Collegiate, Circle

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down cabaum · 359 weeks ago Thank you for posting this. It is the first shout out to the WHS JV Volleyball team this season. They played hard last night!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 359 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington junior varsity volleyball team split with Wichita Collegiate and Circle Tuesday evening . Wellington won the first match against Wichita Collegiate: 28-26, 19-25, 25-23. The JV then lost to Circle 25-13, 25-18.last_img read more

Wellington city council continues crackdown of houses at Tuesday’s meeting

first_imgBy James Jordan, Sumner Newscow correspondent —  The City of Wellington continued its crackdown on houses it deems unsafe at its meeting Tuesday night.Wellington City Code enforcement officer Aaron Norton has been bringing one or two cases to recent city council meetings. He said he plans to keep doing that as long as there is money in the budget to do so.Norton also told the council Frank Johnson, owner of Chisholm Trail Motel, had dropped off required engineering plans and has been told he may proceed with repairs. The city had threatened to shut the hotel down over structural concerns, but recently gave him more time.A public hearing was set for a house at 1222 N. Jefferson on July 21. Norton said utilities had been shut off in November of 2014. At that time the owner agreed to demolish the structure, but since then it has been sold. However, the new owners name is not registered and he has not heard back from the owner of record.Norton said the house has holes in the walls and roof, and the entire back of the structure is open to the elements.After the hearing, if no one shows up to defend the house, the city may vote to demolish it. If the owner shows up and is working to solve the issue, more time may be granted.A house at 611 W. 13th was given a reprieve by the council when the owner, Jason Ray, spoke at a public hearing, and said he was making needed repairs.Council member Kip Etter said he had been working near that house, and has seen progress being made.He now has 60 days to begin construction work on the house. It could be brought back to the council if repairs are not made.An other house was not as fortunate. A house at 613 W. 12th was condemmed by the city after no one showed up to speak at a public hearing.Norton said he had been in touch with the listed owner in May but has not heard back. It has four years of overdue taxes owed, as well as special assessments. The council approved the condemnation, and the owner still has 30 days to either make progress or work out a solution with the city.Several of these houses have been torn down over the last year. In other business: The city council heard from a man who complained that two of his trees had been cut down at 1003 East Woodway by a crew that is often hired by the city. He said one of the trees was going to be cut down anyway, but he did not want the other one cut down.He questioned why the city would do that without permission.City officials did not have an answer and said they would look into it.The council voted to keep its membership in the Kansas Power Pool, which is a group of 23 cities that are art of the Kansas electric system. All of the cities have signed a 20-year contract for power, but this was to remain in the organization.The council has set a work session for 5:30 p.m., June 23 to work on the budget.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago I know there were talks about a tire drop off program similar to the one Sedgwick County did a few months back for no charge. Has anyone else heard of this?? This would help combat the mosquitos and also help clean up the city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Why is the City only cracking down on houses they want to demolish? Why don’t they crack down on the numerous code violations on hundreds of houses all over town? There’s a lot of houses in this town, with people living in them, that are obviously unsafe, yet the City does nothing!! Let’s get this town cleaned up!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 269 weeks ago Live Well has it right! Wellington needs to be cleaned up and the residents need to abide by the codes. Why is it necessary that a neighbor has to call the Compliance Officer to complain about violations when the police and city personnel drive by the same residence and see violations? It is not right to have to pit neighbor against neighbor. In my own personal experience this leads to retaliation by the offender, and then nothing is done by the city personnel to correct that problem either. In my block there is a person who is running a car repair shop, and vehicles are often being brought in by Strickland Towing on large trailers. They have even blocked the street at times while unloading. There are numerous untagged vehicles on the lot, and this has been going on for several years. The Highway Patrol officers have been there in the past, as well as Police Officers, but the situation continues. Often the whine of a grinder or sander can be heard half a block away. Businesses with the ensuing vehicles, industrial trailers, bobcats, mowers, etc. should not be allowed in residential zoned areas. Yet if one calls to report the same and asks that the situation be corrected, you are branded as a “complainer”. What do these obstacles do to the value of the well maintained homes in the area if one decides to sell?? The first step in making “Live Well, Live Wellington” a fact is to enforce the regulations and clean up the area. Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Just take a drive out to the COOP and back into town, and look at the first three to four structures you see once inside the city limits. This is first impression that anyone from out of town gets of Wellington… Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Sammi Murdoch · 268 weeks ago I’m curious if you would be willing to email or call the shop with where we are taking these vehicles in residential areas. I work for Stricklands as a dispatcher and would be more then happy to bring this issue up to the bosses. You can email me personally at murdoch_samantha@yahoo.com or please call our shop at 620-326-2591. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down Visitor · 268 weeks ago Sounds like you need to change the name from Wellington to Snobville. No wonder no one wants to live there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 268 weeks ago How do you put a property on the list? Everyone in my neighborhood has complained about 703 e. Lincoln and to no progress on clean up. And no pride in this town or your property is the problem. Only a person who rents would call this place snobville. Property owners want to protect their investments and i didn’t sign up to live next to Fred Sanford ‘ s wet dream. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pakistan wouldn’t dare pull out of ICC World Twenty20. Here’s why

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan has admitted that if the nationalteam was unable to participate in next month’s World Twenty20 in India,the body could be fined by the ICC.Shahryar told the media inLahore that in case Pakistan pulls out of the World Cup, the PCB wouldhave to pay a penalty to the world governing body of the sport.”I just spoke to the Prime Minister’s secretariat today and until thegovernment has not given clearance to send the team to India for theWorld T20,” Shahryar said.”All these stories about the ICC threatening us with legal action or the Prime Minister having cleared the tour are not correct. (Also read: No pressure from ICC for WorldT20 participation, says PCB) “We have sought advice and clearance from the government to send our teamto the World event. The Prime Minister’s secretariat has said they arereviewing the situation and will let us know soon,” he added.”If we pull out our team from the World T20 then we will have to pay apenalty to the ICC,” the PCB chief said without disclosing what theamount could be.But a reliable source in the PCB told PTI that the government was likely to clear the tour to India.”It is a routine protocol that the PCB is following but all the vibes fromthe government quarters is that prime minister Nawaz Sharif will giveclearance for the team to go to India,” the source said.advertisementShahryar said the Pakistan Super League had created the expected hype and giventhe interest it created at its launch, it is here to stay.OnMonday, the country’s Cricket Board said it is not under any pressurefrom the ICC to send its team and a final decision remains solelydependent on government clearance.last_img read more