Black Catholic History Month seeks to promote cultural awareness at Notre Dame

first_imgDuring the month of November, American Catholics will observe Black Catholic History Month. Notre Dame will also participate in this commemoration. Deacon Mel Tardy, who is a member of the committee planning the events at Notre Dame, said the event was established by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, which is a gathering of African American priests, deacons, bishops and seminarians, because many individuals felt like the experience of African American Catholics was being overlooked.“The Clergy Caucus selected November as Black Catholic History Month because the stories of African American Catholics were not being told and how the Church relates to African Americans in particular was not being addressed,” he said. “They felt that some attention to the history would be good.”At Notre Dame, the month will be celebrated in a variety of ways, including Masses, a panel discussion titled “Is Black Lives Matter a Pro-Life Issue?” and a closing ceremony with Bishop Fernand Cheri of New Orleans. The kickoff event for the month was a Mass this past Sunday in Dunne Hall. The goal of these events is to educate Notre Dame students, faculty and staff about African American Catholicism.Eric Styles, the rector of Carroll Hall and member of the organizing committee, said he hopes the month will dispel stereotypes of what it means to be Catholic in the United States.“A lot of assumptions are made about what Catholicism is and that usually translates in the United States to being white American and that’s not always the case,” he said. “So, [a goal is] making students more aware of that, making faculty and staff more aware of that and celebrating the diversity that is already in the Catholic Church.”Tardy spoke of his desire for the month to demonstrate the unique aspects of African American Catholicism.“I would like to see that more people would be aware of Black Catholic History Month and why it’s significant, that people would understand that there are some unique gifts and forms of expressions that come out of the African American experience that are viable for the Catholic liturgy and for Catholic religious thought and imagination,” he said.The goal of these events throughout the month is to open a dialogue for further change at the University level. Organizers said they hope this dialogue will take root in classes being taught about African American Catholic theology and influence how community members view certain social justice issues that affect African Americans and in creating an inclusive community within the liturgy at Notre Dame for more than just November.Becky Ruvalcaba, Campus Ministry’s assistant director of multicultural ministries and chair of the committee that planned the events of Black Catholic History month at Notre Dame, said in an email her goal for the month is to present a genuine view of the Catholic Church.“We desire that the celebration not just be for a month. That as we grow in love and understanding of the world church in and through the Black Catholic community; that we, as part of that universal church, come to represent it here at the University of Notre Dame authentically in our liturgical celebrations, in social teaching, and in Christian living,” she said. “In the end, my vision is to work and live in a truly authentic representation of God’s Church: where all of his children … stand hand in hand worshiping and praying as one.”Tags: African American community, Black Catholic History Month, Campus Ministry, Catholicism, Diversitylast_img read more

Home of infamous nude painting sells for top price

first_imgThe dining and kitchen area at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: SuppliedSelling agent Deni Castle of Ray White Noosa said Palm Cottage was a true one of a kind home. It is made up of three structures and features a turret, a blue ring octopus fountain, and a fireplace built from bricks from the original kiln of the Cooroy Brickworks. The home has timber floors, white walls, and black ceilings and is a short walk from the beach along a bush track. “The home generated a lot of interest and comments but we only showed it to three people,” Ms Castle said. “It sold to another artist – a well-known artist – who I believe will use it as a retreat.” The home sold for well above the Sunrise Beach avergae house price of $739,500. Follow Courtney Todd on Twitter. More of Gary Ross’s artwork at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago Chloe was kept company by many of Mr Ross’s other artworks in the Sunrise Beach cottage that has been a home, studio and private gallery. Mr Ross said he and his partner built the three-bedroom property in 1974.“We were one of the first ones here on Orient Drive,” he said. “We added to (the home) over the years, extending the original cottage to add another studio and another gallery.” And while the couple have loved their light-filled home, they decided it was time to sell and “head south” to cooler climes.“I plan to sell Chloe too. I don’t think she’ll fit where we’re going,” Mr Ross said. “If I can’t sell her, I may have to put a robe on her or move her closer to the fire.” Chloe in Noosa hangs in the main bedroom of 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: Supplied.A COASTAL cottage that has been home to an infamous scantily clad lady for the past 14 years has sold on the Sunshine Coast, leaving the damsel without a dress in need of a new home. Artist Gary Ross sold his property at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach on January 24 for $1.378 million after being on the market for less than a month. The three-bedroom Palm Cottage was not only home to Mr Ross and his partner but also Chloe in Noosa, a painting deemed “too rude for Noosa” by the Courier Mail. Mr Ross painted the artwork in his home studio in 2005, paying homage to Jules Lefebvre’s 1875 Chloe, which hangs in the Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne. Mr Ross’s Chloe was painted as the same classic nude but she was given a coastal makeover with thongs, beach towel and Laguna Bay backdrop. center_img The Original Chloe by Jules Lefebvre at the Young and Jackson Hotel, Melbourne. Picture: Michael Potter.The original Chloe caused a fuss when she was unveiled at the National Gallery in Victoria in 1883 and was removed from public display, after complaints about her lack of clothing, until she was hung at Young and Jackson’s in 1909.Despite being painted more than 100 years later, Ross’s Chloe suffered a similar fate.Mr Ross said his artwork hung in the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for less than three weeks before complaints about Chloe’s nudity forced the club to remove the painting. Chloe moved back into Mr Ross’s studio and then his bedroom. “I wake every morning every morning to a beautiful girl looking down at me,” he said. The Sunshine Coast artist said the 18-foot ceilings in his bedroom meant there was plenty of room for Chloe to hang in all her glory. “She was painted to the original size of Chloe in Melbourne so she needs quite a big space to hang,” he said. last_img read more

DPS to hold campus safety fair today

first_imgJared Servantez contributed to this report. The Dept. of Public Safety will be informing students of familiar and forgotten safety tips at the Annual Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Trousdale Parkway today.The fair gives various law enforcement and crime prevention organizations on campus and in Los Angeles the opportunity to teach new students security techniques, said DPS Capt. David Carlisle.“Every year we see almost 3,000 new students that have to be trained after they have moved away from home,” Carlisle said. “Students that have been here a while know about smart behavior and what to do in an event of an emergency, but we have to educate the new people.”Michael Chapey, a sophomore majoring in narrative studies, said he wouldn’t be fully prepared if a crisis were to occur.“I don’t really have any plans in an emergency like a fire or earthquake,” Chapey said. “Although we do have many fire drills in Troy, so we’ll know what to do in an evacuation.”The fair will also teach students what protocol must be followed during fires and natural disasters, said DPS officer Wyman Thomas.“We will be providing safety kits in the event of an emergency, especially since this is earthquake territory,” Thomas said. “The kits will include a flashlight, Band-Aids, batteries and small essential things that you can keep in a locker or your car.”Alex Cerone, a sophomore majoring in business and cinematic arts, said in most situations a student’s choices can prevent crime.“The further away from campus you get, there’s less of a DPS presence,” Cerone said. “Students also have to be taking it upon themselves and asking how they can protect themselves.”Even though most returning students are aware of ways to prevent crime, the fair will remind them that safety is invaluable, Thomas said.“Students often prioritize their classes, getting their assignments done and also the social component outside of the classroom,” Thomas said. “Safety becomes really low on the totem pole and we want people to know that safety is first.”last_img read more

After slow start, Women of Troy hoping for a jolt

first_imgThe USC women’s cross country team is searching for a spark, which it will try to find it this weekend at the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa.Two weeks after the Women of Troy did not live up to expectations at the competitive Stanford Invitational, USC is hoping that the recently scheduled Vanguard meet will give the team momentum with the Pac-10 championships only three weeks away.Her time · USC coaches expect a big race from Bridget Helgerson. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information“I’m waiting for this team to break out,” said coach Tom Walsh. “We’ve been training very well and it just hasn’t shown in races. But we’ve been doing some really good things the past few weeks and hopefully they will show on Saturday.”Originally, Walsh did not plan on having his team race in between Stanford and the Cal State Northridge Meet on Oct. 16. However, after a slew of injuries and illnesses to begin the season, Walsh felt the team needed an extra tune-up before the homestretch.“I added this meet because we have had people that are behind schedule as far as the season is concerned,” Walsh said. “I also did it because we have so many young people on the team. They need more experience at the college level.”One of the runners affected by injury at the beginning of the season was junior Zsofia Erdelyi, who two weeks ago rebounded to finish 13th overall at Stanford. Erdelyi’s coach expects even more from her this Saturday.“I’d like to see Zsofia win the race,” Walsh said. “She was behind schedule because of her foot injury and a late track season. But I’m happy with her progress. An extra race will be very good for her.”Captain Bridget Helgerson did not have quite the race Erdelyi had at Stanford, but improved after a rocky start to her season. Walsh said he expects Helgerson to keep getting better as the season progresses.“Bridget is looking really good,” Walsh said. “Before Stanford she really started to turn it around. Her training has really picked up, and I’m looking forward to a good race from her.”As with the week before Stanford, the Women of Troy all saw their training pick up with the bye week. Without a Saturday race to curb hard workouts, Walsh increased the intensity.“We trained even harder than we did before Stanford,” Walsh said. “They’ve responded well to the intensity. The Stanford meet was a wake-up call for us. We didn’t perform the way we could have or should have, but the will to be successful is definitely there.”While arguably the team’s most competitive meet is out of the way, Walsh insists that the most important ones are yet to come.“[Vanguard] is not quite Pac-10 level,” Walsh admitted. “But we need to somehow get a win at this meet. We need something to get going for the rest of the season. I’m hoping we win this meet. Just being competitive won’t satisfy me, or the girls.”The 5K race will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fairview Park.last_img read more

Thurles CBS win their eight Harty Cup title

first_imgThurles CBS manager John Devane spoke to Tipp FM Sport after the game and he had this to say. Thurles CBS are Harty Cup champions after a three point win over Cork side St Francis College Rochestown in this afternoon’s decider. The full time score in Mallow was Thurles CBS 2-12 Rochestown 1-12. For Tipp FM Sport, Stephen Gleeson has a full match report.last_img

LeBron, Lakers take on Giannis, Bucks in game pitting NBA’s best so far

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThursday night’s tilt at the Fiserv Forum (the very same night the latest “Star Wars” film is being released by the way) might not decide the fate of the galaxy, but it feels as meaty as regular-season games get. The two teams with the best records in their respective conferences, an identical 24-4, are facing off.The Bucks (plus-12.9) and the Lakers (plus-9.0) are the first- and second-ranked teams in point differential; the first- (Bucks, 102.0 defensive rating) and third-ranked (Lakers, 103.2 DR) defenses; the second- (Bucks, 114.4 OR) and fifth-ranked (Lakers, 111.9 OR) offenses. They’ve collectively beaten 26 of the other 28 teams in the league just about a third of the way through the season.Both teams ended impressive winning streaks the game before this one. Dallas cut off Milwaukee’s run of 17 straight wins, while Indiana finally broke the Lakers’ string of 14 consecutive wins on the road. But both will still be in their element: The Bucks are 13-2 at the Forum, while the Lakers are 14-2 in road games.Extensive media coverage also has circled the path of succession, if you buy it, from James’ title as the NBA’s best player to Antetokounmpo’s claim to it. Certainly, the Bucks’ star is having a monstrous season, boosting his stat line to career-bests in scoring (31.7 ppg) and rebounding (12.8 rpg) while continuing to average 5.3 assists, 1.2 blocked shots and 1.3 steals as perhaps the league’s most well-rounded player.But while James has been impressed by Antetokounmpo’s improved level seemingly every time they meet head-to-head, he also noted that he’s been more in awe of the steady progression of Milwaukee’s organization to form a competent team around him. After hiring Coach Mike Budenholzer and garnering more 3-point shooting last season, the Bucks led the NBA with 60 wins – a mark they would best this season at the current pace. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years MILWAUKEE, Wis. — He has a 7-foot-3 wingspan and 12-inch hands. At 6-foot-11, he’s become one of the league’s top scorers, rebounders and passing threats.He’s the Greek Freak, for goodness sake. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s very nickname implies otherness from common humanity.Still, even Antetokounmpo thinks of LeBron James, siphoning off his MVP votes in season 17, as being a different species altogether.“Obviously for me, that’s one of my goals to play at a high level for the next 10 years, but he’s about to turn 35 this month?” he said to Milwaukee media on Wednesday. “He’s moving like that, playing like that, playing smart. It’s insane. But he’s LeBron James. He’s different. He’s an alien, so you expect it from him.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “They’ve done a great job as far as the front office over there of bringing in guys that complements his game,” James said. “That’s the most important thing, I believe. I think Giannis has gotten better, gotten better every year. But they’ve allowed him to get better because they’ve surrounded him with guys that complement his game to a T.”The big question is whether the Lakers will have their own multi-tooled big man to compete Thursday night.Related Articles As of Wednesday, Anthony Davis was listed as questionable for the game while he nurses a sprained ankle. The Lakers did not have a practice session open to media during the day, but Davis, in an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show,” said he was hoping to play in Milwaukee.Kyle Kuzma, the logical candidate to replace Davis in the lineup, was also ruled out with a sprained ankle that will cause him to miss his fifth consecutive game. In Indiana, the Lakers started veteran Jared Dudley at power forward.Still, James might be good enough to carry the Lakers on his own, coming after a week in which he earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors while averaging a near triple-double. Budenholzer didn’t see James’ recent run as “alien,” only more of what he’s always seen.“You just don’t see the drop-off,” he said. “I guess at some point it will happen, but until it does, I just assume when it comes September, October and training camp’s starting, he’s gonna be ready, and he’s gonna be great.”last_img read more