Fr. Pat Reidy, a 2008 Notre Dame graduate who recently joined the priesthood, spent Wednesday night with undergraduates who might be considering the same calling. Corby Night, held in Corby Hall, was an evening of prayer and conversation between current priests and men considering priesthood on campus. Reidy said the night would give men considering priesthood the opportunity to talk in a comfortable setting within a community that shares a similar understanding and mission. Reidy said he was strongly influenced as an undergraduate by Fr. Jim King, his former rector in Sorin College who told him, “If you’re discerning the religious life, just try it.” The night began with a welcoming by many of the priests in the Holy Cross Seminary. A night prayer service followed, during which Fr. Matt Kuczora delivered a homily about his reasons for becoming a priest. The event concluded with a chance for those interested in any aspect of vocation to have a friendly meet and greet with priests from all over campus. There was no pressure to commit, but the night was meant to “simply let people know of the different opportunities on campus that might help them in discerning how God is calling them to live,” said Fr. Ralph Haag, rector of St. Edward’s Hall. He said he hoped Corby Night would help men move in the direction that God wishes for them to serve, whether or not that includes the priesthood. Kuczora said the priests shared moving stories and reasons for their unique lifestyle, which were meant to help men who attended Corby Night discern their own feelings. The priests encouraged anyone who even slightly feels God’s calling to come and be assisted by a welcoming community. Holy Cross Seminary offers many programs for anyone interested in vocation. For a list of upcoming events and seminary news, visit www.vocation.nd.edu
WATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand has posted a video of himself defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United supporters.The video came after United lost 2-0 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday.Some supporters have called for Solskjaer to be sacked after the lacklustre display.But Ferdinand told fans the reaction was “knee-jerk” and wouldn’t benefit the club.Rolling up on the fan tv like…. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/66QH4edfgA— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 22, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Former England goalkeeper Rob Green has emerged as a shock target for Chelsea in a free transfer, reports talkSPORTThe Blues are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer with current number one Thibaut Courtois edging closer than ever to completing a dream move to Real Madrid.In light of this, Chelsea have rather surprisingly offered Green to chance to continue his playing career for at least one more season by acting as cover for them.The 38-year-old spent last season on the bench at fellow Premier League side Huddersfield and was released by the club at the end of last season.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.With few options available, Green had contemplated calling time on his rapidly declining career.But in a new twist, the former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper could now be set to make a return to London this summer with Chelsea and will compete with Argentina international Willy Caballero for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.Both Stoke City’s Jack Butland and new AC Milan signing Pepe Reina have also been linked with moves to Chelsea.
After Luka Modric won FIFA’s The Best award, the Cristiano Ronaldo museum posted a curious warning on social mediaMonday night proved to be a forgettable one for Ronaldo, who missed out on two awards in FIFA’s The Best ceremony in London.Although neither Ronaldo or fellow five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi attended the gala, which saw Luka Modric end their decade long-hold of the top individual prize in football.The Croatian playmaker saw off fellow nominees Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to be named FIFA’s Player of the Year.Following the announcement, many criticised the decision to not award Ronaldo the prize after inspiring Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown last season.The Cristiano Ronaldo museum wrote on Instagram: “These trophies cannot be robbed. There is an alarm.”Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The Portuguese’s agent, Jorge Mendes, said: “It is simply ridiculous.”
Eden Hazard reportedly sustained a back problem in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United and is now an injury doubt for Chelsea’s next two gamesThe 27-year-old winger has had an impressive start to the season under new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.The Blues are unbeaten in the Premier League this term and currently lie just two points off leaders Manchester City and Liverpool in third place.But now the Daily Mirror reports that Chelsea have suffered a major blow with Hazard struggling to recover from a back injury.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The Belgium captain played the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, but is now a doubt ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League game against BATE Borisov.It also remains uncertain whether Hazard can recover in time for Chelsea’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.The loss of the Belgian will come as a big blow for Chelsea considering Alvaro Morata’s continued struggles in front of goal.Hazard has managed eight goals and three assists in 11 games across all competitions for Chelsea this season.
Jihadists from the Islamic State group blew up a pipeline feeding natural gas from eastern Syria to the suburbs of the capital Damascus early today, a monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS blew up the pipeline near the T-4 military airport in the east of central Homs province shortly after midnight. “This pipeline was used to carry gas into the suburbs of Damascus and Homs to generate electricity and provide heating in individual homes,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenIS has seized a number of oil and gas fields in Homs province, most recently during its offensive on the ancient city of Palmyra. These fields were key to Syria’s embattled regime, which relied on them for power generation in its dwindling areas of control. “Any hit to the regime’s gas supply is important, because its resources are very low,” Abdel Rahman said.While IS has made use of oil fields it has captured to generate income, processing natural gas is much trickier, according to Yezid Sayigh, an analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut.Blowing up gas pipelines demonstrates that “the name of its game for now is denial of key resources to the regime,” Sayigh wrote recently.
Legislator says debt forgiveness part of bipartisan measures Legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield to bring an end to driver responsibility fees today was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives.Chatfield, of Levering, is author of the lead bill in an eight-bill legislative package that ends collection of driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1, 2018. The legislation provides complete forgiveness of debt after that time, and allows people to perform community service or workforce development programs in lieu of payments until the fees are eliminated.“I am pleased to have passed this legislation through the Michigan Competitiveness Committee and the House because it will have an immediate, and life-changing, effect on so many families in northern Michigan,” Chatfield said. “Not only will this lift the burden of paying these senseless fees that were conceived by a past administration looking for a quick fix to a budget hole, it will also enable people to regain driving privileges and improve their quality of life.”Chatfield, who chairs the committee that took testimony on the bills, said one of the key elements to the package is total forgiveness of debt. He said the fees often affected low-income earners who were unable to get to and from work, forcing them to depend on public assistance.“Most of the outstanding debt is more than six years old, and it is highly unlikely it would ever be collectable,” said Chatfield, who also serves as Speaker Pro Tempore. “We have budgeted responsibly during the past seven budget cycles and can absorb the debt as a result. This legislation will clear the books over this failed experiment that affected so many families.”The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.#####The bills are House Bills 5040-5046, 5079 and 5080. 02Nov Rep. Chatfield’s bill to end flawed driver responsibility fees wins House approval Categories: Chatfield News,News