Alumna Darlene (MacIsaac) Hinojosa, a nurse practitioner and colonel in the Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, has been honored with the Connell School of Nursing’s 2016 Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award. Read the complete story
Maura Lester McSweeney ’17, a philosophy major and international studies minor involved in advocacy work on behalf of social justice issues, has been awarded the 2016 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. Read more about this story
Welter, who played rugby during her four years at Boston College and holds a master’s degree in sports psychology. Read the complete story.
Cambridge, MA. One of the lesser noticed but important contributions of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si comes at the very end: “At the conclusion of this lengthy reflection which has been both joyful and troubling, I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians ask for inspiration to take up the commitment to creation set before us by the Gospel of Jesus.” (n. 246) The second of these is a beautiful Trinitarian prayer, but it is the first on which I wish to comment here. It is “a prayer for our earth” that is to be shared by all “who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator.” (I give it below, near the end of this post.) Read the complete article
Will American Catholics take to heart the teachings of the Pope Francis on “care for our common home” when going to the voting booth? And at a time when nearly half of all Catholics in the United States are Latino, will this Latin American pope have any influence on their political convictions, and thus, on the 2016 election? Read the complete article.
Last night comedian Kevin Hart tweeted that, ahead of two Sunday night shows at the TD Garden, he would run a “spontaneous” 5K at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir at 8:45 a.m. So I went. Read the complete article