Theology professor dies at age 83

first_imgFormer Notre Dame theology professor and Holy Cross priest Fr. John Scribner Dunne passed away Monday at age 83, according to an obituary from the Congregation of Holy Cross. Dunne is renowned in Notre Dame’s department of theology  for “having taught more students than anyone else in the University’s history,” the obituary stated. University President Fr. John Jenkins said Dunne “will be missed by all” in a statement released by the University Monday. “On behalf of the University, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rev. John S. Dunne C.S.C., a beloved teacher, scholar, priest and friend,” Jenkins said in the statement. “John brought humility, honesty and intellectual prowess to a quest of faith seeking understanding and, in sharing the journey, he made lasting contributions to the lives of countless students, colleagues, fellow religious and many readers of his books. “Like many others, I benefited greatly from classes and conversations with John, and mourn his passing.” Dunne received the 2013 Presidential Award, the Sheedy Award and the Danforth Foundation Harbison Award from the University, the obituary stated. He published numerous books and in 1999 was named one of the “most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century,” the release stated. Before beginning his teaching career at Notre Dame in 1957, Dunne studied at the Holy Cross Minor Seminary at Notre Dame for his senior year of high school and studied philosophy at the University before his ordination in Rome on Dec. 18, 1954, the release stated.   A visitation will be held Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. A funeral Mass will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Basilica with a committal immediately following at the Holy Cross community cemetery on campus. The obituary said memorial contributions can be submitted to support the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross at donate.holycrossusa.org or United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P. O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556last_img read more

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Start 2021 off right with this year-end financial to-do list

first_imgWhew—what a year it has been! There’s no doubt that 2020 has been long for everyone, and keeping up with the many adjustments we’ve all had to make has been a lot. With promising news on the vaccination front, we are all looking forward to a better 2021.As we head toward the end of the year, carving some time out to take care of personal financial-related tasks will put you on the right path for a financially sound 2021.1. Lower Your Tax BillAlthough April 2021 may seem like a long way off, it won’t be long before tax season rears its ugly head. Luckily, there are a few things you can do now to help lower your tax bill for next year: 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data…center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

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Telfer and Grimble crucial to team’s offensive succcess

first_imgAfter a 42-29 win against Syracuse, No. 2 USC now shifts its focus to its Pac-12 opener against No. 21 Stanford Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.Though Stanford will no longer have quarterback Andrew Luck, USC coach Lane Kiffin thinks the Cardinal still feature many weapons to utilize on the field.Unselfish · USC coach Lane Kiffin praised sophomore tight ends Randall Telfer (left) and Xavier Grimble (right) for their blocking against the Orange. Grimble also scored a 22-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan“They seem to have leaned on the running game, which is still really good,” Kiffin said. “They still have a really good offensive line and a great front seven. They’re going to be tough all year long for whoever they play.”To neutralize Stanford’s running game, USC will have to subdue running back Stepfan Taylor, who has 185 yards and two touchdowns on the ground this season.Kiffin also noted Stanford’s multiple front defensive scheme and how it can cause trouble for any offense.“It puts pressure on everybody — on your offensive line, on your tight ends in protection and your backs in protection and your receivers and their hot routes,” Kiffin said. “Anytime you play these multiple front defenses, everybody has got to be on the same page.”Looking back to last week’s win against Syracuse, Kiffin repeated his praise for the team in its ability to adjust to the weather delay at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.“Our players did a really good job, handled the situation well, came out and played a really good second half,” he said.Kiffin also recognized the efforts of the redshirt freshmen tight end duo of Xavier Grimble and Randell Telfer, who have made their presence felt in the blocking game.“Xavier and Randell played really well. They only got one catch between the two of them, but they’re very unselfish,” Kiffin said. “They block extremely well in the run game and for those outside screens.”The Trojans will look to continue their winning ways and capitalize on their strengths, but Kiffin and the team concede that doing so against the consistent Cardinal will be no easy task.“They’re really veteran when you look at their defense. They’ve been together for a really long time,” Kiffin said. “Their players are really smart, and they don’t make very many mistakes. You got to play really well to beat them.”last_img read more

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Taplin again

first_imgBralon Taplin Rising Grenadian sets another world lead in 300 meters Grenada’s Bralon Taplin set a new world-lead and personal best in the 300-meter run at the Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava on Tuesday.Taplin set a blinding pace and romped to a comfortable win in 31.97 seconds over the Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak who established a season best 31.19 for second. Poland’s Rafal Omelko was third in a personal best 32.73.His world leading time came just days after Taplin set another world lead, that time in the 400 meters, at the IAAF World Indoor Tour’s Copernicus Cup Meeting in Torun, Poland. Taplin is fast emerging as one of the world’s finest quarter-miler much in the mould of his predecessor and former Olympic Champion Kerani James. Both James and Taplin qualified for the Olympic finals in Brazil last year. They finished third and seventh respectively.Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Gayon Evans rebounded from her recent loss in Poland to win the 60-metre dash.Evans, who had victories in Germany and Paris last week, rebounded to take the 60-metre dash in 7.20 seconds.The Jamaican was given the same time as Venezuela’s Andrea Purica who set a new national record and personal best. The USA’s Jessica Young-Warren who crossed the line in 7.22s.In the women’s 400m ‘B’ final, Jamaica’s Verone Chambers and Kaliese Spencer finished second and third respectively in the race won by Poland’s Justyna Swiety in 52.73s. Chambers ran a personal best 53.49s for second while Spencer, the 2006 World Junior Champion, produced a season best 53.81 for third.last_img read more

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Zack Wheeler is electric against the Phillies, and the other coolest things from last night

first_imgWhen healthy, Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler has the attributes of a frontline starting pitcher.He throws hard, mixes his pitches and can find the zone enough to consistently go deep into games. Wheeler has struggled to last a full campaign, though, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2016 and dealing with several other nagging arm issues. His early 2019 returns have been promising, with a dominant display Tuesday against the Phillies perhaps his best performance yet this campaign.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNNot only did he pitch well, but he also went 2 for 3 at the plate.Including Wheeler’s multifaceted outing, here are the five coolest things from last night:5. White Sox fan wants no part of ballMost people of any age who attend a game crave free souvenirs, and some even make their life’s passion snagging balls in the stands.A young White Sox supporter at Camden Yards on Tuesday night had a different approach.When Baltimore third-base coach Jose Flores tossed a ball into the crowd to an Orioles fan who, in turn, tried to give it to the child in the White Sox cap, the kid refused the offer.We appreciate him sticking to his beliefs, even if we’re not exactly sure what those are.Caption this.:joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/qsNeifGi8b— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 24, 20194. Zack Wheeler touches 100 mph, hits home runWith Jacob deGrom out injured and Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz inconsistent on the hill, the Mets desperately need Wheeler to step up.He was brilliant in every phase of the game Tuesday against the Phillies, striking out 11 over seven shutout innings in a 9-0 win.Wheeler, three years removed from Tommy John surgery, touched 100 mph on his fastball and also hit an opposite-field home run that came off the bat at 101.4 mph.Zack Wheeler is the captain now. pic.twitter.com/tZLdWbq2CC— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 24, 2019Zack Wheeler is the first pitcher this season to join the 100/100 club. Throw a pitch 100 MPH+ and hit a ball 100 MPH+.— Daren Willman (@darenw) April 24, 20193. Yasiel Puig turns on Kevin Gausman fastballPuig hit this ball where few can put it regardless of pitch location.That Gausman ran a 92 mph pitch far inside made the moonshot even better.Yasiel Puig hits the facing of the upper deck. pic.twitter.com/JbW5zEsPQW— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 20192. Dwight Smith Jr. robs home runSomehow, Orioles vs. White Sox gave us two of the five best moments last night despite being, on paper, the least intriguing matchup of the slate. We couldn’t deny this catch by Smith, which took a home run away and required immense focus to pull off.Having a catch. pic.twitter.com/fkRb8p8bfT— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 20191. U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin throws acrobatic first pitchNew rule: Gymnasts should throw out every MLB first pitch until further notice.This delivery from Liukin, the five-time Olympic medalist, was spectacular.We can’t touch our own toes.Nastia Liukin can do this :flushed: pic.twitter.com/9uoWWOBy3q— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 2019last_img read more

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