Saint Mary’s screens ‘Band of Sisters’

first_img“Band of Sisters,” a documentary produced and directed by Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman, screened at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday and was followed by a panel discussion about the film. The film highlights various groups of nuns across the country and shows their work outside of the physical church after hearing the calls of Vatican II. In the movie, sisters campaign for housing, food sustainability and gardening for the poor. They also work in jails, assuring that inmates had the pastoral care they deserved. Sr. Veronique Wiedower said the film reflects the priorities of Holy Cross sisters at Saint Mary’s. “Although the sisters of the Holy Cross are not specifically singled out in the dialogue of the film, those of you familiar with the sisters, will recognize the sisters’ charisma and ministry in the words and examples of other congregations and visually in the pre-Vatican footage of religious life here on Saint Mary’s campus,” Wiedower said. During the panel discussion, Fishman said she wanted to combat stereotypes about nuns in ” Band of Sisters.” “I wanted to set the record straight,” she said. “… I was inspired by the more than 300 year history of religious sisters and I wanted to inspire other people.” Sr. Betty Moyer, a former campus minister at Saint Mary’s, said she hopes people gain a deeper understanding of human dignity and justice from watching this movie.  “[I hope] you feel anger where there is injustice,” Moyer said. Moyer said the documentary portrays well the “real world issues” sisters face in the world outside of the physical church.  “We must address ourselves, and involvement in social justice is what this movie calls us to,” Moyer said. “We do not know what He calls us to; [it is] literally a journey into the unknown.” Holy Cross Sr. Elena Malits, professor emerita of religious studies at Saint Mary’s, said sharing personal stories is important among the religious community.  “A very wise Holy Cross religious recently told me, ‘Someone’s truth is an invitation to a bigger heart and a bigger mind,’” she said. Malits said interacting with the larger community is also part of their vocation.  “That’s really our vocation, to live out that sense of gratitude and sense of participation in this beautiful world, and as I meet these different people and learn different stories, I begin to have a bigger heart and a bigger mind,” Malits said.last_img read more

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Another example for three strikes

first_imgKiwiBlog 24 Oct 2011The Dom Post reports:A Rotorua man who subdued a young girl with fly spray and then raped her has been jailed for 10 years. Robin Whitiora Chadwick appeared in the High Court at Rotorua this morning on a single charge of sexual violation by rape. Chadwick, a part time security guard, had forced the 13 year old girl to inhale two cans of fly spray before raping her at a house near Lake Tarawera in 2009. …Chadwick continued to deny his guilt and showed no remorse towards the victim, the court heard. Justice John Priestley said Chadwick had a previously been jailed for the rape of two younger girls in Taranaki in 1994. In this case the girl’s young age, her vulnerability, the use of the fly spray to stupefy the girl, and the isolated location of the offending were aggravating factors in sentencing Chadwick to 10 years imprisonment, with a minimum non parole period of five years, he said.If three strikes had been in previously, at a minimum his 1994 rape convictions would be a first strike, which means he would not be eligible for parole for this rape. This would put him away for ten years, instead of a minimum five years only. Personally I think having raped three children is enough leniency, and he shouldn’t be getting out to rape anymore.Bit his offending is even worse than that. The Rotorua Daily Post reveals: Justice John Priestley said Chadwick, 57, had 24 previous convictionsNow if any of those were strike offences also, then he would be getting 20 years with no parole for this rape.Now bear in mind that Labour are committed to repealing the three strikes law,which means scum like Chadwick can carry on getting parole time after time after time. A change of Government will have real consequences. read more

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Ireland host Uruguay in international friendly

first_imgUruguay native and star striker for Barcelona Luis Suarez misses out through injury.O’Neill says he’s glad they’ve organised another difficult friendly. Photo © Pixabay The Republic of Ireland continue their preparations this evening for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Austria.Martin O’Neill’s side play host to Uruguay in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.The Ireland manager says he is likely to name a side that will closely resemble next Sunday’s crucial qualifier, after giving a number of fringe players an opportunity to impress against Mexico midweek.last_img read more

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Thirdy not surprised over manong’s stellar NLEX debut

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