Professor lectures on Latino enrollment in Catholic schools

first_imgLatinos now comprise 35 percent of all Catholics living in the United States; for practicing Catholics under 30, Latinos comprise 52 percent. Yet, only 15–17 percent of all students enrolled in Catholic schools are Latino. Luis Ricardo Fraga, director of the Institute for Latino Studies, addressed this low enrollment of Latino students in Catholic schools and explained the importance of the Latino and Catholic communities for predicting American demographic trends in his Wednesday night lecture, part of the 2017 Hesburgh Lecture series. Chris Collins | The Observer Luis Ricardo Fraga, director of the Latino Studies, delivered the 2017 Hesburgh Lecture Wednesday at the Eck Center. Fraga discussed the under enrollment of Latino students in American Catholic schools.“Those of us in positions of responsibility and in positions of influence — voters, all of us who are Catholic, who are citizens of the country, who are residents of this country — we have a chance to decide what kind of legacy we want to leave subsequent generations,” Fraga said. Fraga said the Latino community in America is not just growing, but also dispersing throughout the country into less-concentrated areas. “What we see is a dispersion across the entire country [of Latinos],” he said. “Fifty-two percent of students in [Goshen, Indiana] are Latino. … This changing demographic is not just a growth in population, but a geographical dispersion.”Nationwide, Fraga said the percentage of the population that identifies itself as “white” is decreasing, with the rapidly growing Latino population contributing largely to the demographic change.“The future of the country in terms of race and ethnicity is already there for the next generation,” he said. “The future reality is the reality of my children and, hopefully, my grandchildren. … Ninety-four percent of Latinos under the age of 18 [are American citizens]. The future of this community is here and is as American — under current law — as one can be.” Fraga noted that while the Latino population has a high percentage of members who find it important to maintain their ethnic identity — measured through the maintenance of Spanish-language skills — across generations, there is also a huge emphasis on integrating into American society.“Ninety-four percent of the first generation said it’s extremely important to learn English,” he said. “This community wants to both integrate and remain distinct.”While the Latino community is changing, Fraga said the “enrollment gap” in Catholic schools remains.“Only 5 percent of all Latino youth in the country are enrolled in Catholic schools,” he said. “There are a lot of challenges. A lot of Latino families — even if they’re Catholic — don’t know about Catholic schools, and don’t know about the possibilities afforded by Catholic schools.” Part of this unfamiliarity owes to the fact that Latinos come from countries where it is not assumed that many parishes have a school associated with them, Fraga said. In addition to financial difficulties and a lack of Latino teachers, board members and administrators, there is a problem with increasing Latino enrollment because schools are not being “welcoming.” “We had a number of Latino parents who told us that when they called their local parish schools, the first question they were asked was ‘Do you have papers? We only enroll students who are here legally,’” he said. “Is that consistent with Catholic doctrine? Is that consistent with the messages we’re getting from Pope Francis? Is that consistent with the message we’re getting from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops? Is that consistent … with the message of welcoming all to our churches? … The welcoming that Latino families often receive, oftentimes, is fundamentally problematic and more concerted efforts need to be made to show respect.” Fraga said that even though the Church may not be known for being on the “forefront of social change,” the changing demographics offer it a unique challenge. “What does it mean to be Catholic in a changing Church and a changing country? … We’re coming together,” he said. “Maybe not us, specifically, but our children and our grandchildren — they’re coming together,” he said. “ … Divine providence has put us in this position, not by chance, but to see if we’re up to the challenge of building an intercultural community based on the most soulful practices of the Gospel.”Tags: Catholic Education, Demographics, Hesburgh Lecture, latinoslast_img read more

Macy’s Parade Will Feature Gentleman’s Guide, Neverland & More

first_img Also making parade appearances on Turkey Day are Annie movie headliner Quvenzhane Wallis, Broadway vet Nick Jonas, Cirque du Soleil, opera singer Renne Fleming, the cast of Sesame Street, Kiss, Meghan Trainor, Big Apple Circus, Before You Exit, William Blake, Sabrina Carpenter, Hilary Duff, Becky G., Lucy Hale, Sandra Lee, The Madden Brothers, Miss USA 2014, MKTO, NEEDTOBREATH, NHL stars John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine, Pentatonix, Romeo Santos, Cole Swindell and The Vamps. Joining the lineup are the casts of the Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The Last Ship, On the Town, Side Show and the Radio City Rockettes. The event will also feature a live sneak peek of NBC’s Peter Pan Live! telecast and a performance from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland. We suspect this means we’ll having official casting news for the anticipated tuner by then. View Comments The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade traditionally highlights some of Broadway’s best, and this year is no exception. In addition to the previously announced Idina Menzel and Sting, the 88th annual event will include performances from shows currently lighting up the Great White Way, as well as upcoming tuners of stage and screen. The 88th annual event, which will have more than 8,000 participants, will be broadcast on NBC on November 27, hosted by the cast of The Today Show.last_img read more

Emiliano Martinez praises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s ruthlessness amid Matteo Guendouzi saga

first_imgEmiliano Martinez praises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s ruthlessness amid Matteo Guendouzi saga Arteta has taken a ruthless approach as Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty Images)Emiliano Martinez has heaped praise on Mikel Arteta’s ruthless streak, which has seen him exile Matteo Guendouzi from the Arsenal squad.Reports claim that the 21-year-old hasn’t trained with the first team since he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat away at Brighton a fortnight ago.Guendouzi was also involved in a heated clash with Arteta and his coaching staff during their Dubai warm weather training camp in February.The Spaniard has taken a hard-line stance on the midfielder, who could now be offloaded this summer, and Martinez has backed his manager’s steely approach to dealing with players.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘You’re in or you’re out, you’re with him or without him, and there’s no discussion on that,’ Martinez told Sky Sports.‘We know that if we want to play and we want to be at this football club, we have to be on board. Comment Advertisement Guendouzi grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after the Brighton defeat (Picture: Getty Images)‘That’s good for the team because no one can relax. If you relax, you don’t train properly or you don’t perform like he wants you to, you’re out.‘You have to follow him and that’s what we’re trying to do now.’Arteta has had a positive impact on his former side since he took over from Unai Emery in December.The Gunners are on a four-match winning streak in all competitions and Martinez admitted he didn’t expect such a big impact from the Spaniard.‘We knew Mikel would be a good manager when he signed here, but we didn’t know he would be this good,’ he added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is incredible. He knows how to deal with experienced players, with young players. He gives us a gameplan against anybody and gives us hope when we do the training sessions.‘He knows what position you have to be in in every department, whether you are a goalkeeper, a striker or a left-winger. ‘And then, when we go into the games, those scenarios we worked on in training actually happen, so we start believing in every word that he says.‘When he says something now, we are so willing to listen to him because we know he will take us to another level. That’s Arteta.’MORE: Arsenal make U-turn in discussions with Saint-Etienne after ‘angering’ William SalibaMORE: Mikel Arteta bans Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal first team training after Edu meetingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 11:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgChina: The Ministry of Railways has announced plans for a US$422m bond issue to domestic investors including three- and five-year bills. China’s third railway issue would fund completion of the Houma – Yueshan and Nanning – Kunming routes, electrification of the Chengdu – Kunming line and work on the Beijing – Hong Kong corridor.Hong Kong: Mass Transit Railway Corp has completed syndication of a five-year revolving credit facility, increased from HK$3·5bn to HKS5bn owing to strong demand.New Zealand: Tranz Rail Holdings has been assigned a BBB+ corporate credit rating by Standards and Poor’s.Turkey: A loan of DM147m from the German government, repayable over 30 years, is to fund work on the Bursa light rail network (RG 1.97 p12).USA: On January 8 Los Angeles City Council approved a US$1·8bn finance package for the Alameda Corridor project (RG 11.96 p710). The 32 km freight link will provide dedicated access to Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from an inland distribution hub.last_img read more

Country music star’s farm ‘escape’ under offer

first_imgThe family farm owned by country music star Troy Cassar-Daley and his presenter wife Laurel Edwards is under offer.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTroy Cassar-Daley sells his farm!00:29The homestead at Carinya.The property, known as Carinya, went to auction last Friday, with two bidders vying for the rural vista, which is about one hour west of Brisbane.Country singer Troy Cassar-DaleyBut the property was passed in, with negotiations securing a conditional offer the next day.RELATED: Country music star is ready to let goRay White Ipswich agent Jackson Wales said the successful party was a young local couple, who he described as “awesome, laid-back, typical Aussies.”“They are keen to use it for farming and maybe rent the house out to friends who are moving down from the north,” he said.He said Cassar-Daley and Edwards were sad to say goodbye to their much-loved city escape.Records show the celebrity couple bought Carinya back in 2007, with the property even featuring in the music clip for the country crooner’s song, I Love This Place.Lyrics for that song pay homage to Carinya and his beloved family, with words such as “I take a lot of pride, in this place I reside”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoCarinyaSpeaking to the Courier Mail ahead of the auction, Cassar-Daley, who is on tour, said nostalgia had set in.He also spoke of his many fond memories at the farm.“It’s that time of our lives where we have two adult kids and we have to move on to the next part of our lives that doesn’t involve riding and caring for horses or slashing paddocks,” he said.“It’s been a big part of our children’s lives and a nice escape from the city.”The lifestyle property at Vernor spans 4.1 hectares. The homestead has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for six vehicles.It has landscaped gardens and stunning river views, a country-style kitchen plus a number of living areas.There is also a huge powered shed, two main paddocks, cattle yards and multiple day shelters, a water allocation from the Brisbane River, town and tank water.Mr Wales said the property was expected to settle by June.last_img read more

BMT and Sonardyne Team Up on Subsea Monitoring

first_imgEngineering consultancy BMT and subsea technology company Sonardyne have signed an agreement to provide marine integrity monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry.The official teaming agreement between BMT and Sonardyne, announced today at the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition and conference in Brazil, should allow the two companies to collaboratively provide smarter and more efficient through-life solutions for monitoring and managing critical subsea assets, including drilling and production risers, moorings and wellheads.By jointly offering BMT’s monitoring and analysis capabilities with Sonardyne’s expertise in autonomous, long-endurance data collection and through-water telemetry, clients globally will benefit from a wider range of options to bring more subsea integrity data to their desktops faster, making it easier for them to make safety critical decisions at the right time, the press release stated.BMT will bring 30 years of marine instrumentation design experience and integration expertise to the working arrangement, while Sonardyne will provide access to subsea data logging and communication technology including its SMART low-power subsea sensors.Stephen Auld, global business manager, Subsea Asset Monitoring, Sonardyne, said: “BMT are market leaders in marine instrumentation and riser monitoring technology and, having worked with them for a number of years now, we see this agreement as a way to transform what we can offer to the industry by working more closely together.”Rob Barker, regional general manager at BMT, stated: “Sonardyne are a world leader in the development of through water positioning and communication technology and these are integral components for our subsea integrity monitoring systems. We are delighted to have formalised a collaborative agreement with them.”The two companies are already working on proposals for major operators globally, which would offer significant cost reductions on existing systems, with longer periods between maintenance.last_img read more

Herb and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

first_img Share by MyRecipes.comHerb and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts.YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1/2 cup spinach)TOTAL:20 MINUTESIngredients:1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach Lemon wedges (optional)Side Dishes:Sauteed Spinach and Pine NutsParmesan RisottoPreparation:1. Preheat broiler to high.2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pocket; close opening with a wooden pick. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt.3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add chicken to pan, and cook for 2 minutes on 1 side or until browned. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet (browned side up); broil for 8 minutes or until done.4. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, red pepper, and spinach; cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.Nutritional InformationAmount per serving:Calories: 348Fat: 12.9gSaturated fat: 5.4gMonounsaturated fat: 5.2gPolyunsaturated fat: 1.3gProtein: 46.8gCarbohydrate: 10.7gFiber: 3.7gCholesterol: 112mgIron: 4.2mgSodium: 579mgCalcium: 114mgCaroline Wright, Cooking Light APRIL 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img 34 Views   no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Herb and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts. by: – June 16, 2011last_img read more

Ollie Mae McCarney, 85

first_imgOllie Mae McCartney, 85, of Aurora, IN, passed away at 9:05 PM, Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN. Ollie was born in Petersburg, KY on August 11, 1931, a daughter of the late Thelma (Sutton) and Hubert Brady. She was a graduate of Hebron High School, Class of 1949. Ollie’s first job out of high school was at Ullrich’s Drugstore in Aurora working in the soda shop. She also worked in the office of Dr. Kenneth Jackson. Ollie worked over 40 years in the dry cleaning business, first for Sparkle Cleaners in Aurora, then for Econo Cleaners. Ollie was a faithful member of the Aurora First Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and was a member of the Women’s Circle Group. She was also a member of the Laughery Valley FOP Auxiliary, Job’s Daughters, Dillsboro Home Ec Club and a former Cub Scout Den Leader. Ollie was a devoted Eastern Star member for 65 years and served one year as District Deputy. Ollie was the widow of former Aurora Police Chief William Dale “Bill” McCartney. Ollie and Bill were married on June 14th, 1953 in Petersburg, KY. They were together 60 years until Bill’s passing on October 6th, 2013.Ollie is survived by a son, Tim McCartney(Karen), of Aurora, IN; by daughter-in-law, Teresa McCartney, of Bennington, IN; by grandchildren, Matt McCartney(Katie) of Aurora, IN, Amanda McCartney, of Greendale, IN, Danielle Griffin(Scott) of Vevay, IN and Jill Peters(Chris) of Fairview, IN; by 9 great-grandchildren, Ryele, Lilly, Aiden, Ella, Kellan, Kenna, Ethan, Camden and Kaney; by 2 brothers, Joe Brady of Patriot, IN and Gene Brady of Quercus Grove, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Bill in 2013 and by her son Randy McCartney in 2010.Funeral services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, January 18th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Robert Percival officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Aurora Rescue Unit, Aurora 1st Presbyterian Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or charity of donor’s choice. Cards are available at funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Genesis Racing Shocks gives IMCA Modified, Late Model, SportMod awards

first_imgROSWELL, Ga. – For a 12th consecutive season, Genesis Racing Shocks gives contingency awards to drivers in four IMCA divisions.  “The number of drivers having success on Genesis shocks continues to climb and it is important for racers to sign up for the program when the forms are available in March,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder emphasized. “It is a great way to track progress and make sure we continue to recognize those accomplishments at our national banquet.” All Genesis awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  Top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions and in national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings are in line for $350 product certificates. Drivers in all four divisions must compete with four Gen­esis-manufactured shocks and are required to display two Genesis decals on their race car and return a signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 as well to be eligible. center_img IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors receive shares of $6,000 in product certificates from the Roswell, Ga., company. Information about Genesis shocks and dealer network is available by calling 678 659-9454 at the website and on Facebook. Certificates for $250 go to the runner-up and for $150 to the third-place finisher in each Modified region and national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings. last_img read more

Bruce wowed by Huddlestone show

first_img Press Association As a former Manchester United captain who shared a pitch with the likes of Bryan Robson, Paul Ince and Roy Keane, Bruce is hardly short of benchmarks but even he was staggered by Huddlestone’s contribution to a remarkable victory at the KC Stadium. The former Tottenham midfielder, celebrating his 27th birthday, was superb from first minute to last, controlling the centre of the park, spraying pinpoint passes with both feet and ending a two-and-a-half-year scoring drought when finding the bottom corner from 20 yards. Hull manager Steve Bruce hailed Tom Huddlestone’s midfield masterclass in the 6-0 victory over Fulham as the best individual performance he has ever seen. “Nobody can strike it like him and all those hours on the training ground have worked.” Indeed, the only area where Huddlestone did not win Bruce’s full praise was his unusual celebration. “Maybe he’s been rehearsing that…when I saw the physio get the scissors out I thought ‘I’ve seen it all now’,” Bruce said. “It was ridiculous, I have to say.” Huddlestone’s hair growth has been part of a fundraising drive for Cancer Research UK and Hull have confirmed they will be auctioning the hair clipped by Price for charity. Outside of Huddlestone’s man-of-the-match display there were first goals of the season for captain Robert Koren, who netted twice from close range, Matty Fryatt and George Boyd. Ahmed Elmohamady, meanwhile, set the ball rolling by opening the scoring three minutes into the second half. Hull had scored just nine times in their previous nine games at the KC Stadium and Bruce was happy to bask in a rare prolific day. “It was one of the great days that we will remember for a long, long time,” he said. “In my experience it doesn’t often happen that you go and win 6-0 in the Barclays Premier League. “It was quite incredible. We got the first one and then the floodgates opened, which doesn’t happen very often at this level.” Shell-shocked Fulham coach Rene Meulensteen was at a loss to explain his side’s shortcomings. Having beaten Norwich on Boxing Day, hopes were high for a mini revival but they were dashed in brutal fashion. “I’ve asked myself what happened and I’ve asked the players. I didn’t see this coming,” he said. “I’ve been saying to all the media and all the press that the lads have been fantastic for me, that I can’t fault the performances they’ve put in, that we haven’t got the results we deserved but this is something completely different. “Losing is hard to take but losing in such a manner is hard for any professional player.” Hull lost 3-2 to Manchester United on Boxing, despite leading 2-0 at one stage, so to respond to that setback in style was a relief for the home side. For Huddlestone, there was the added satisfaction he can have an overdue haircut. “After the way we lost to Man United, we had to bounce back and I think we did that,” Huddlestone said on Sky Sports News. “I’ve got a decent record against Fulham so once the game was sort of secure at 3-0 I was trying to push myself on a little bit and fortunately I managed to nick a goal.” He stressed the hair-snip pitchside celebration was far from impromptu. “That’s been sorted out since the beginning of last season at Tottenham. I just had to wait until today for it to happen,” he said. “It’s been for a good cause but hopefully I can cut it now.” He celebrated by allowing club physio Rob Price to cut a lock of hair on the touchline – having pledged to grow out his afro until he found the net. Huddlestone might even have had a hat-trick, clattering the post in the first half and then seeing an audacious 40-yard free-kick tipped on to the crossbar by David Stockdale. A rapt Bruce said: “The lads stood and applauded Tom when he walked into the dressing room and that doesn’t happen often. “I don’t often pick out individuals but I don’t think I’ve witnessed a performance as good as I’ve just seen from Tom. “He gave a masterclass of how to play in midfield. He had the lot: free-kicks, passing range, goals, a shot from 40 yards. “He hit the post and the bar…he’s just an outstanding footballer, absolutely outstanding. “I’ve been fortunate to have played in some good teams but I can’t really remember an individual performance as good as he produced today. “The free-kick from 40 yards, not many people can even strike from there and the movement he got on it is something he practises in training. last_img read more