Friday, August 27, 2010

Amityville Dominican Sister named president of leadership conference

Here is a snip from this article:

"Richard Gaillardetz, “a Vatican II scholar,” spoke about “the creative tension (sisters might be experiencing) and staying in creative fidelity with Vatican II. He also spoke about the doctrines of the Church which, depending on where they hit us, can be very difficult. The challenge is not to be subservient and just do it because they said it, nor do we have the ability to just dismiss it because it doesn’t make sense to us. We grapple with the doctrine, we wrestle with it and we stay with it till we can answer, ‘What is it really saying to me?’”

Sister Mary Hughes will be president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the organization that encompasses most of the women religious. The other group of women religious, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, is smaller but the members are younger and their communities are growing due to their fidelity to Church teachings and religious discipline.

Denis Dillon exemplified the faithful Catholic public servant

The above link takes you to a great column by Rick Hinshaw in The Long Island Catholic.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kellenberg alumnus takes final vows as Marianist brother

"UNIONDALE—Marianist Brother Daniel Griffin made his perpetual vows as a member of the Society of Mary at Bishop Kellenberg Memorial High School here on Sunday, August 8. A teacher at the school, the 26-year-old is also a member of the class of 2002."

Brother Griffin is now in the seminary preparing to become a priest. This is good news for the Marianists and for the DRVC. In other local vocation news, my wife told me someone we knew from Faith on Tap here on Long Island was interviewed on Oprah. At the time she would help out with FOT she was managing car dealerships but now she is a Dominican Sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor.