Easton, Mass. – Stonehill College has named Rev. John Denning, C.S.C. as its tenth president following a unanimous vote by its Board of Trustees earlier today, Friday, May 17. Currently the Vice President for Student Affairs at the College, Fr. Denning will assume the presidency on July 1, as Rev. Mark T. Cregan ’78, C.S.C. steps down after 13 successful years of leading the 65 year-old Catholic liberal arts college. Read More
In one of his earliest public addresses, at an audience for journalists, Pope Francis spoke of how, immediately following his election, an old friend and fellow churchman had embraced him, urging, “don’t forget the poor.” The new pope said that he subsequently chose as namesake the saint “who wanted a poor church,” and concluded his remarks by exclaiming, “Ah, how I would like a church that is poor and is for the poor!”
Pope Francis’ words were invoked early on during the Indiana Catholic Poverty Summit at the University of Notre Dame last month, and the paradox of Catholic doctrine — the imperative to alleviate the poverty we encounter in others while trying to become poor ourselves — was appreciable in the gathering.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., is one of 22 members of Holy Cross celebrating anniversaries of Ordination or Religious Profession during this year’s Jubilee. The Jubilee Mass will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Hesburgh will also be celebrating his 96th birthday. He is currently the oldest and longest-serving member of the United States Province. Read More
A Holy Cross priest has been elected a Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.
The U.S. Province Office of Vocations is sponsoring its next discernment retreat for college graduates June 7 to 9 at Moreau Seminary on the campus the University of Notre Dame. Read More
Rev. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C., has been named Stonehill College’s new Alumni Minister. Read More
Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to serve on the Riley Children’s Foundation’s Board of Governors. Representing the South Bend region on the Board of Governors, Father Malloy will also chair a regional committee in the South Bend area comprising business and civic leaders, physicians and Riley parents. Read More
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, and Ignacio Sánchez Díaz, president of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen scholarly engagement between their institutions, and to advance their mutual ambition to rank among the world’s greatest research universities.
More than 7,500 miles separate Easton, Mass., from Agartala, India, but a program at Stonehill College bring students closer together. Read More
The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, founded in 1983, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an open house on Monday (April 29) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Coffee House. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m.