JPII and the Jews
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, July 19 —
“A Blessing to One Another: Pope
John Paul II & the Jewish People” is on display through Aug. 11 at the
The exhibit shows both the church
and the synagogue in John Paul’s hometown of
“He’s our Pope, too,” John Hexter, head of the
The Hoosier Saint
SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, July 22 — A
portrait of Mother Theodore Guerin, the founder of St. Mary of the
Mother Theodore established the college — the oldest Catholic liberal-arts college in the
At a July 21 ceremony, Gov. Mitch Daniels hailed Mother Theodore’s selfless and pioneering spirit.
“I don’t know anybody who has anything but reverence for the people who have led the Catholic Church and led the faith,” Daniels said, “and those who have attained this remarkable rank — the first Hoosier to be honored in a way that Mother Theodore soon will be — that ought to be a source of incredible pride to all of us and that’s why we’re here today.”
ASSOCIATED PRESS, July 14 — School officials at Foothill High School in Henderson, Nev., literally pulled the plug on valedictorian Brittany McComb’s commencement address when she started talking about her Christian faith.
Now she has retaliated by filing suit in the U.S. District Court of Nevada against the principal, assistant principal and the school employee who allegedly disconnected her microphone. The lawsuit seeks a declaration that the officials’ actions violated McComb’s rights under the First and 14th Amendments.
McComb told the Associated Press that she was warned Christian references would not be tolerated in her June 15 speech, but said she couldn’t keep silent about her faith.
“I wanted to say why I was successful, and what inspired me to keep going and what motivated me,” said McComb. “It involved Jesus Christ for me, period.”
ASU’s Good Problem
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, July 24 —
The center is attracting so many students that it plans to break ground this fall on a new $5.7-million building to accommodate the overflow crowds.
Currently, more than 1,800 people attend Mass at the center each weekend — and even more are expected when the new building is finished.
The two-story structure will have a 220-seat social hall on the ground floor, with a 650-seat chapel on the second floor. It will also contain a 700-square-foot Eucharistic adoration chapel.