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LCWR - “A Crucial Midterm Pivot”, Quincy Howard, OP
One thing Americans agree on: our country has veered drastically off-course. Failures of national systems have led to frustration, bewilderment, and distrust among the commonwealth. Beyond that we are a deeply divided country…. We are turning on one another.
On Saturday, October 6, at about 8:11 PM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Haiti, its epicenter about 11 miles outside the city of Port-de-Paix. It was followed by strong aftershocks that were felt as far away as Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. So far, seventeen people have died; 353 houses were destroyed; and 7430, damaged. However, with time these figures will probably rise.
Catholic Sisters have long been at the forefront of the death penalty abolition movement in the United States. Last month, Pope Francis made a historic revision to the Catechism calling the practice of capital punishment "inadmissible" in all cases and an attack on the "inviolability and dignity of the person."
Our country, our CA community of different faiths, different colors, different cultures, young and old from near and far - some from Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego - all gathered this Friday night and Saturday in various parts of San Diego to show solidarity and compassion with the immigrants especially the children.
SR. MARY BOURDON LEADERSHIP AWARD
Pamela Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors, awarded the Sr. Mary Bourdon Leadership Award at the Washington School for Girls graduation ceremony, on Friday June 15th, saying:
As a co-founder of WSG and former Head of School, Sr. Mary Bourdon provided WSG with outstanding and steadfast leadership for twenty years. The Sr. Mary Bourdon Leadership Award honors a WSG graduate who best exemplifies Sr. Mary’s generosity of heart, determination, and tireless commitment to community.