SMC to host French-themed dinner celebrating Moreau

first_imgSaint Mary’s will host a French-themed dinner Wednesday to honor Fr. Basil Moreau, the founding father of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The sisters of the Holy Cross founded Saint Mary’s in 1844.Regina Wilson, director of Campus Ministry, said Moreau is important because he emerged at a time in French society when there was a lot of turmoil and a breakdown of French society structures.“[Moreau] wanted to provide a way for faithful people to address the issues of their time and be educated and be able to address those as people of faith,” Wilson said. “I think that is important because it sounds like the time that we’re in. There’s a lot of challenge to the ways that people have known our life as people in the United States, and some of those ways are being broken down and challenged.”Moreau was born shortly after the French Revolution in 1799, and Wilson said he experienced the demise of education and the diminishment of faith in the public education system through his experiences in the seminary and living post-French Revolution.“He wanted to gather people around him to share in the work he wanted to do,” she said. “His idea was to gather women and men together to do the work of educating and sharing the faith. Eventually the sisters and brothers had to have separate constitutions, but his original vision was for shared ministry and shared life together. That was what eventually became the family of Holy Cross.”She said Moreau’s vision for what it means to live a Christian life is unique and life-giving.“[His vision] has helped a lot of people go out into the world and live with meaning and to establish these great institutions we are a part of — hospitals, grade schools, nursing homes — and especially educational institutions,” Wilson said.Wilson said she attended a Holy Cross college but never heard of Moreau or talked about him until later in her career. She said the importance of Moreau emerged with his beatification in 2007.“It’s really exciting to be in this time because everyone is discovering it together. … All people of Holy Cross can discover something about their heritage together and in a way dialogue and share what it means to them and shape the legacy of that for the future,” Wilson said.A Mass was held Sunday in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Le Mans Hall, Wilson said.“His feast day is on Wednesday, and so for a feast to be transferred to a Sunday, because usually Sunday takes precedent, we have to have permission from the bishop of the Archdiocese,” she said.Sodexo will provide the French-themed meal Wednesday. The Saint Mary’s community, including off-campus students, faculty and staff can celebrate Moreau together from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Noble Family Dining Hall.Tags: Basil Moreau, blessed basil moreaulast_img read more

Dodgers’ bullpen seems settled, but it doesn’t mean team isn’t still looking

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The heavy lifting was done in December when the Dodgers were able to re-sign in-house free agents Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Rich Hill. Just this past week, the Dodgers’ front office concluded their winter-long search for a second baseman when they traded for Logan Forsythe.That just leaves one thing to worry about — and it’s the same thing Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says always worries him.“I don’t think you ever get to a place with the bullpen where you feel like you’re done,” Friedman said Saturday at Dodger Stadium. “It’s something that every year, heading into the season, it scares me. … It’s obviously a very tricky part of roster construction.”Friedman joked that the seasons when he was most worried about the bullpen usually turned out to be the years when his bullpen performed best — and vice versa. Even if an ‘under construction’ sign remains permanently fixed to any bullpen in Friedman’s mind, the Dodgers’ current relief corps looks to be largely settled with spring training just over two weeks away.General manager Farhan Zaidi offered that there are “some interesting guys still out there” on the free agent market. But the relievers in that group — veterans like Joe Smith, Fernando Salas and Sergio Romo — appear to hold little interest for the Dodgers. Veteran Joe Blanton (who surprisingly emerged as the Dodgers’ most reliable setup man last season) remains unsigned as well and “it’s not lost on us what a significant part of our bullpen he was last season,” Friedman said.But that successful 2016 (a 2.48 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in a team-high 75 appearances) might have pushed the 36-year-old Blanton’s market beyond what the Dodgers are willing to pay after extending themselves farther than expected (a combined $192 million) to re-sign Jansen, Turner and Hill. The same financial restraint has probably kept the Dodgers from bidding aggressively for other bullpen options.“Obviously we committed significant resources (to re-signing their in-house free agents),” Friedman said. “I think it impacts everywhere, just how you allocate. It obviously has trickle-down effects.”Zaidi pointed out that the Dodgers’ bullpen performed “at the top of baseball” last year and can look forward to full seasons from players like Josh Fields and Grant Dayton who emerged as key pieces late in the year. The only additions to last year’s group figure to be of the type already signed — former Tampa Bay Ray Steve Geltz and former San Diego Padre Brandon Morrow both of whom signed minor-league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I think the arms are there,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts who made a major-league record 606 pitching changes in 2016. “It’s more of a situation where somebody’s gotta emerge, sort of what Joe Blanton did for us last year.“We’ve got a lot of options. It’s more about who’s going to step up and pitch those innings.”Weighty mattersOutfielder Yasiel Puig lifted his shirt onstage to show the crowd at Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s FanFest how well he is doing in satisfying the Dodgers’ request for him to get leaner in 2017. Puig has hired a nutritionist and a chef, Roberts said – though they didn’t appear to be part of the entourage throwing ‘YP’ logo hats to the crowd as Puig made his FanFest appearance.Catcher Yasmani Grandal, meanwhile, has cut meat from his diet this winter and expects to report to spring training 10 pounds below his usual playing weight and 20 pounds lower than he normally starts spring training. Grandal said he is “a little worried” about being too light and will probably add meat back into his diet this spring.Fitness and diet aren’t the only issues for Puig this season as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 that included a month-long demotion to Triple-A and serial attempts by the Dodgers to trade him.“It was not a good experience going to Triple-A,” Puig said, conducting his interview in English. “But that was my fault – coming in late, not going to meetings on time with my teammates and coaches. That was the reason.”Roberts said he has spoken with Puig multiple times during the winter and “he’s in a great state of mind right now.”NotesUtilityman Kiké Hernandez plans to play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Outfielder Joc Pederson, however, said he turned down an invitation to play for Team Israel. As a minor leaguer four years ago, Pederson was the youngest player on Team Israel during the qualifying rounds for the WBC. … Roberts said 20-year-old left-hander Julio Urias will definitely have an innings limit in 2017 — “he is still a young man.” Roberts has mentioned the possibility that Urias will stay behind in Arizona for extended spring training after the Dodgers break camp as a way to save those innings for later in the year. “It’s a team decision,” Urias said through an interpreter. “I’m just going to get ready and wait for their decision. I’ll respect it whatever it is.” … Friedman said he is “cautiously optimistic” about reports that Hyun-Jin Ryu has already been throwing off a mound. If Ryu can make a comeback from shoulder and elbow surgeries that limited him to one start in the past two years “it would be a real boon to us,” Friedman said.last_img read more

County attorney: If Hoyt steps foot in Sumner County, he will be charged for July’s Wellington Subway robbery

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Mark · 360 weeks ago Its the footlong bandit. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 360 weeks ago maybe they can send a sub in his place to prosecute Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Tim Hoytby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If Timothy Hoyt, 43, of Belle Vista, Ark. is extradited to Sumner County from Altoona, Iowa, he will be facing charges of aggravated robbery, a level 3 felony, for the July 17, 2013 robbery of the Wellington Subway on 715 North G Street.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he will make formal charges if he steps foot in Sumner County. A conviction of aggravated robbery could result up to 247 months in jail, depending on his criminal history.But there are a lot of external factors surrounding Hoyt, who is accused of multiple offenses in four states including Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota and Iowa. Currently, Hoyt is in custody in Altoona, Iowa for allegedly robbing a Papa Murphy’s Pizzeria on Aug. 7. He has been charged with first-degree robbery and remains in Polk County Jail on $25,000 bond.Spencer said Hoyt is also being investigated for a bank robbery and is currently awaiting an interview from the FBI. If it is a federal offense, then he can be tried in any state. Federal offenses take precedence over state cases. Spencer anticipates the Polk County Attorney will not bring Hoyt to trial until the federal government is complete with its investigation.Then typically, because Hoyt is currently in Iowa, that state will prosecute. Spencer said if Hoyt is sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Sumner County will not worry about extradition. However, if Hoyt is acquitted, sentenced to a lesser charge, or is found guilty but is proceeding with appeals, then Sumner County will look to transferring him here to be charged.That would require a waver of extradition and two Sumner County Sheriff deputies to escort him from Iowa to Kansas.Hoyt is accused of walking into the Wellington Subway wearing a dark colored sports jacket and black baseball style cap with an unknown logo. He allegedly removed a pistol from his waistband and ordered the clerk to hand over the cash from the register. Spencer said he obtained $286 in cash before exiting the restaurant.Hoyt is also accused of robberies of Subway Sandwich Shops in Missouri at Nixa and Joplin, Mo.last_img read more