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

WSOC : DeCarlo’s first-career goal late in second half lifts SU to 1-0 victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Lauren DeCarlo might never have been in the position to score Syracuse’s biggest goal of the season if not for the momentary injury of one of her teammates.With less than 10 minutes to go in the second half in a scoreless tie between SU and Providence, defender Casey Ramirez collided with a Providence player. Following the collision, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon asked Ramirez if she was OK to continue, but the senior was too shaken up.As a result, Wheddon turned to backup defender DeCarlo — a walk-on — to go in for Ramirez.‘Usually, you don’t make changes at the back unless you have to,’ Wheddon said.‘Was it planned to put Lauren in at that time? No. But I’m glad I did.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDeCarlo went from the bench to the pitch in the 84th minute and took advantage of the late-game opportunity, netting SU’s lone goal of the game with less than five minutes to play to give the Orange a 1-0 win over the Friars (3-3-4, 1-1 Big East). With the win, Syracuse (2-3-3, 1-1 Big East) evened up its record in Big East play in front of 307 at the SU Soccer Stadium after falling to Connecticut 1-0 on Thursday.DeCarlo was used sparingly in the game but said she noticed Syracuse didn’t have a lot of back-post runs on Sunday. When she entered the game with time ticking down, the defender decided to push up the field.As the sophomore was racing down the sideline, Brittany Kinmond sent a crossing pass into the Providence box in the 86th minute. SU’s Brielle Heitman couldn’t head it in, but her header deflected right to DeCarlo.From there, DeCarlo wound up and shot into the left side of the net, freezing Friars’ goalkeeper Caitlin Walker and scoring her first career goal.‘It was actually magical,’ said Heitman, who was credited with the assist on the play. ‘I kind of held my breath there for a second. I saw the ball coming across, and Lauren was wide open with the perfect opportunity to score on the side net. It was like in slow motion.’The scene went from slow motion to an absolute frenzy with DeCarlo’s teammates rushing to her in celebration. The goal finally finished what the Orange tried to accomplish all game.Throughout the game Saturday, Syracuse was in control and possessed the ball at a much higher rate than Providence. The Orange sent the ball into the box at will and took 10 shots compared to just two for PU. The Friars failed to get a shot off in the second half.Wheddon said his team simply played better than Providence in almost every aspect of the game.‘Anytime you can put in a performance like this, I think it’s a great tribute to the players,’ Wheddon said. ‘We didn’t take our foot off the gas pedal at all. I thought every one of our players contributed, and I would say without being too big headed that I thought we dominated the performance. I thought we were the much better team.’Although SU was clearly the better team against the Friars, who were on their heels for the full 90 minutes, it still dealt with a problem it’s had all season long: cashing in on its offensive chances.The game-winning goal was only SU’s fifth goal of the season in eight matches.Wheddon said he saw opportunities for the Orange to net two or three goals earlier in the game that would have made Syracuse’s task of dismantling Providence easier.Instead, the contest came down to the final five minutes and the right foot of DeCarlo, who was the third Orange scorer this season to net her first career goal. For Wheddon that sends a message to the rest of his squad — anyone’s capable of contributing to SU’s success.‘It’s a message to every player,’ Wheddon said. ‘If you’re doing the right thing, if you’re working as hard as she is and stuff like that, you can get on the field, and you deserve to be on the field, and you’ll get your opportunities. It’s all about making the most of your opportunities.’dgproppe@syr.edu Published on September 18, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Spurs overcome slow start to beat Pistons; Popovich ties Sloan on NBA’s career wins

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “Just mental errors, mental errors defensively, and gave them some easy buckets,” San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes said. “I don’t know if it was to slow the run, but kind of get our head on right — kind of slow their pace there.”The Spurs responded well after those early problems, taking the lead by halftime and cruising to a 119-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPopovich now has 1,221 victories. He’s tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens.“I thought after the first quarter, we competed well, we were sharper and we executed better,” Popovich said. “We had a poor first quarter, but I thought we pulled it together and focused pretty well after that.” MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT  — San Antonio was already down eight points when the Spurs took a timeout around the midway point of the first quarter.Then, after a turnover led to a Detroit dunk, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called another timeout, just 14 seconds after the first.ADVERTISEMENT Popovich said Gay would likely miss the next two games as well.TIP-INSSpurs: San Antonio came in averaging 12.3 turnovers per game, the lowest mark in the league. The Spurs had only nine against Detroit. … DeRozan also had nine assists and seven rebounds. … San Antonio went 26 of 32 on free throws, while Detroit was 14 of 17. … The Spurs remained percentage points behind Houston for the top spot in the Southwest Division.Pistons: Detroit was without backup C Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion).ANOTHER LISTIt was the 518th road victory for Popovich, breaking a tie with Nelson for second on that career list. He’s now two behind leader Pat Riley.LENGTHY STRETCHDrummond played the entire first quarter, plus the first 4:56 of the second. That didn’t prevent San Antonio’s big run.In addition to Pachulia, the Pistons are also without backup point guard Ish Smith (right adductor tear).“Zaza and Ish are definitely missed, and I’m still trying to get adjusted to being out there with the second group,” Drummond said. “I’ve watched a lot of film of what they do, but I’m still working to find the best ways to get them involved and help them get into the best positions to score.” The Spurs trailed 19-9 after the second of those two timeouts, but they appeared to get the message. A 23-2 run spanning parts of the first and second quarters put the Spurs up 45-33.It was relatively smooth sailing from there for San Antonio, which led 59-51 at halftime and 84-73 after three quarters.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points for the Spurs. Blake Griffin scored 34 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 19 points and 14 rebounds.“Everyone talked about the regime ending in San Antonio, but they still have two Hall of Fame players in LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan and they are obviously a well-coached team,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought we got off to a great start, but their second unit came in and speeded things up. We didn’t match it. We have to be able to pump the gas at the start of the second quarter.”San Antonio was without forward Rudy Gay, out with a sprained left wrist, but the Spurs still won a season-high fifth straight game. Detroit has lost seven of nine.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTSpurs: Visit Memphis on Wednesday night.Pistons: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more