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Zealous Patience

As some of you may know, my sister Elizabeth (a Cortina alum and Creighton '11 graduate) is currently living in Nicaragua with the Cap Corps post-graduate volunteering program. She has been there since August and works with the social worker in the town police department, as well as reading/interacting with local children after school. Elizabeth… Continue reading Zealous Patience

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Maria Teresa’s Departure

It is a bittersweet goodbye (or "see ya later") that we are saying to the beloved Maria Teresa Gaston. She is leaving the CCSJ to complete her doctoral studies in Organizational Psychology. This is an important and wonderful life step for Maria Teresa and we celebrate this new season of her life with her.Maria Teresa… Continue reading Maria Teresa’s Departure

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Some thoughts on 2011

As we celebrate the beginning of a new calendar year, it's fairly traditional to look back on the previous one, to see where you've learned and grown, what needs work, and in general what you've experienced in the last year.  Every year there are many things to look back on and talk about, and this… Continue reading Some thoughts on 2011

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North Korea…what’s next

You can read <a href="http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=ygqdspbab&v=001L9m-OEIPJ7VadDroR13wzzia19Km4TsNuszTBlfihgkU3lK3ImDk8ZtVYApEI2vXdeUMKwR42Yg73x-GqytjM5dH22Gm6t2L4ZlUBW41I30qiv4Dxxijg4XkovDz7pjNAKlwkmYhP5a85KZcLG-nQZsXIVwb5ohmNMm1pnP4TJ8%3D">here a LiNK Statement on Kim Jong-il's Death and the Future of North Korea.Some people from Cortina are involved with LiNK if you are interested in hearing more!

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a favorite.

"The marvelous vision of the peaceable Kingdom, in which all violence has been overcome and all men, women, and children live in loving unity with nature, calls for its realization in our day-to-day lives. Instead of being an escapist dream, it challenges us to anticipate what it promises. Every time we forgive our neighbor, every… Continue reading a favorite.

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Take 12 minutes. Watch this.

So, I recently came across the video.  It's worth the watch.  Take the time to just be present to the ideas and voices here. Part of the video asks, "What is the meaning of life?"  Of course that is a question without complete answer.  Consider answering the questions asked for yourself. Why are you here?… Continue reading Take 12 minutes. Watch this.

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Sex. Slavery. Injustice.

If you are unaware that there are more slaves in the world today than there were back in the days of sanctioned American slavery--be no longer unaware.Our world has an ever-growing number of trafficked human beings. Many of them women, many of them children. Slavery today, unlike slavery in 1800's America, knows no boundaries--people of… Continue reading Sex. Slavery. Injustice.

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The Jon Cortina Scholarship Program

"The Fr. Jon Cortina Solidarity Scholarship program has been created this year to give youth from the town of Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador the opportunity to study in universities. The students who apply need to show not only great academic performance, but more importantly a commitment to improving their community while they study and after… Continue reading The Jon Cortina Scholarship Program

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Occupy, Why?

As many of you might know, I'm a pretty huge fan of the Occupy Movement. Hopefully this doesn't come off as shamelss propaganda, because I believe this is actually all about justice. I posed that question to the pro-life club at the high school I volunteer at--"Is Occupy a pro-life movement?" One student bravely answered… Continue reading Occupy, Why?