The month of June is filled with commencement speeches designed to inspire and motivate graduates to fulfill their destiny and change the world. Recently, I attended the 2015 Ohio Dominican University graduation where Commencement speaker, Ohio Governor, John Kaisch, continued this tradition of encouraging our newest graduates to be agents of change in the world. In his remarks to this diverse and hope-filled group he stated: “What really matters in this world is doing whatever we can, providing whatever healing we can, to make the world a better place. The job of each and every one of us is to lift and change the world.” And he is right. Each of us, in our own way, is called to help bring about positive change – or in the words of Pope Francis, to help “wake up the world.” Continue reading →
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The documentary, “The Sixties,” takes viewers back in time to a decade remembered for an unpopular war, draft card burning, civil rights marches, important civil rights legislation, the Beatles, assassinations, and flower children. The Sixties often focuses on the dramatic, eye catching symbols, riots and upheaval. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, DC – Dominican Sister of Peace Peggy Martin, OP, received the prestigious Sister Concilia Moran Award at the annual assembly of the Catholic Health Association in Washington DC, June 7-9. The award is CHA’s highest honor. Sr. Peggy is the senior vice president, Sponsorship and Governance, for Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives. The citation describing the award read, in part, “She has demonstrated gifts at navigating the critically important intersection of the converging concerns of Church, health care and law so that each may achieve its goals… Sr. Peggy continues to share her knowledge of sponsorship and canon law across the health care ministry as consultant and educator, having served as a faculty member in the Collaborative Formation Program for Sponsors of Public Juridic Persons. In all her roles, she demonstrates fidelity to the mission that inspired religious leaders to entrust their precious human resources – their own members – to the ministries of health care.” Continue reading →
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Paris, France, November 30 to December 11, has as its objective, “to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.” Continue reading →
Dominican Sister of Peace, Sr. Venard Kessler, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on June 8, 2015. She was born in 1917 in Lancaster, OH, and in 1936 entered the congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She professed vows on August 14, 1938. Continue reading →