Monday Morning Update
November 15, 2010
Ecumenical Honor: At the Diocese of Fall River's annual Red Mass recently, President Mark Cregan, C.S.C. '78 was honored for his ecumenical leadership and outreach during his tenure as president of the College over the past decade. Fr. Cregan also served as homilist at the Red Mass, a church tradition that invokes God's guidance for those who provide justice in the legal system. In addition to leading Stonehill and teaching at the College, Fr. Cregan is a practicing attorney. For more, visit here.
God's Word: Is the Bible divine or human in origin? In his new book God and Sex: What the Bible Really Says, Religious Studies Professor Michael Coogan maintains it is human. In an article which appeared in The Summit recently, Business Administration Professor Geoff Lantos respectfully disagreed, arguing that the Bible is "the very Word of the Living God." To read Coogan's position, visit here. To read Lantos' position, visit here.
Vietnam Lessons: Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel James Zumwalt served in Vietnam, Panama and Iraq (Desert Storm) and today he is a respected commentator on foreign policy and national defense issues. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute, he will discuss his book Bare Feet, Iron Will: Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields and the lessons to be learned from that conflict. All are welcome to attend this public event. For more, visit here.
Ibsen's Enemy: In this semester's production, the Stonehill Theatre Company moves Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People from coastal Norway circa the 1880s to modern-day Massachusetts. The play's theme of how power and populism can lead to the tyranny of the majority remains the same. The play runs November 18, 19 & 20 in Hemingway Theatre. Tickets are $5 (students and seniors) and $8 (general admission). For tickets, call 508-565-1458. For more, visit here.
Stand-Up Guy: Recuperating from health challenges, former trustee Lou Gorman '53 was hailed as a Stand-Up Guy at the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Hall of Fame dinner this month. Presented by sportscaster Duke Castiglione '96, the award hailed Lou's exemplary character during his life in baseball, most notably with the Boston Red Sox. Whether working with pro athletes, teaching Sunday school, helping his community, or serving his alma mater, Lou has earned a stand-up guy reputation in many fields. We congratulate him and hope he continues to recuperate.
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