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MNEWS: Fahey, Joseph {MCfaculty] encouraged Liteky’s memoir



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Maryknoll: Theologian Joseph Fahey Discusses Pilgrimmage To Peace
The fascinating and challenging story about Charles Liteky Told At Maryknoll Society Center April 15.
By Mike Virgintino, Patch Contributor | Mar 6, 2018 10:00 am ET | Updated Mar 6, 2018 11:00 am ET

Father Charles J. Liteky served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army and received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. On July 29, 1986, he placed the medal at the base of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as he took the next step in his personal pilgrimage from a Roman Catholic priest, military chaplain and Vietnam hawk to a civilian warrior for peace.

Dr. Joseph Fahey will speak about Charles Liteky’s Pilgrimage to Peace and the publishing of Mr. Liteky’s memoir, Renunciation, on Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. as part of this year’s edition of the Maryknoll Speakers Series. Presented by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers at the Maryknoll Society Center (55 Ryder Road in Ossining), the series is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by email (MaryknollSpeakersSeries@maryknoll.org), or by calling 914-941-7636 extension 2445. Click here for additional information about the Maryknoll Speakers Series and directions.

Liteky’s Memoir

A former Maryknoll seminarian who recently retired after more than 50 years as a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, Dr. Fahey befriended Charles Liteky during the Vietnam War years. The professor invited the chaplain to speak before his college class, and Father Liteky arrived on campus in his military uniform to meet students to exchange ideas and answer questions about the war and the role of a Catholic chaplain in the military.

Mr. Liteky eventually wrote but never published his memoir about his path to peace. Dr. Fahey encouraged him to publish the story and the process began as Mr. Liteky was in failing health. Upon Mr. Liteky’s death during January 2017, Dr. Fahey followed through on his personal promise to ensure the publication of the memoir. In Renunciation, Mr. Liteky discusses his journey to a life as a peace activist who was jailed for his convictions. Dr. Fahey, in his presentation, relates the fascinating and challenging story about a man of his times who had the courage to change and to embrace the Gospel of Peace.

Founder Of Peace Studies Program

Dr. Fahey founded Manhattan College’s labor studies undergraduate program and co-founded its peace studies undergraduate program. He also has taught at Fordham University, Vassar College and The Maryknoll School of Theology. Dr. Fahey co-founded Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice and Pax Christi USA. He served the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization representative for the University Center for Peace Research (Vienna) and he served on the Advisory Council on Justice and Peace of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Fahey is the author of several books about war, justice, non-violence and Christian justice, including War and the Christian Conscience: Where Do You Stand? published by Orbis Books, the publishing unit of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers follow Jesus in serving the poor and others in need in more than 20 countries that include the U.S. All Catholics are called to mission through baptism and confirmation, and Maryknoll’s mission education outreach in parishes and schools throughout the country engages U.S. Catholics in mission through vocations, prayer, donations and as volunteers. Maryknoll missioners share God’s love and the Gospel in addressing poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights. For more information, visit the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Follow the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Twitter and Facebook.

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MFOUND: Marin, Kelly [MCfaculty] “shows just how dysfunctional rumination” is



Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Fulfillment at Any AgeResearch Suggests How to Declutter the Mind
Clean your mind of its clutter with these proven tools
Posted Feb 04, 2017

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This cluttering-up process of going over and over the unproductive and distressing thoughts in your mind, or rumination, was investigated in relation to measures of well-being by Manhattan College’s Kelly Marin and University of Wisconsin’s Elena Rotondo (2017). Their study, in which college students recorded their stressful experiences over a 3-day period, shows just how dysfunctional the rumination process can be.

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Being aware of your thoughts and experiences can combine with neutralizing the negative ones to take their emotional impact away. Decluttering isn’t just a way to make your physical space more livable, it can also promote your psychological fulfillment on a daily basis.

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Marin, Kelly [MCfaculty]

[JR: It was explained to me as “don’t think of pink or purple elephants”. Now try and get that out of your mind. Laugh!]  

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JHQ: Nicoletti, Brother Augustine [MCfaculty] Ethiopian Catholic U President



Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC Appointed President of Ethiopian Catholic University

After 13 years at Manhattan College, Brother Augustine will lead the Ethiopian Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC, a member of the Manhattan College faculty since 2004, has been appointed to serve as president of the Ethiopian Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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Nicoletti, Brother Augustine [MCfaculty]

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JLINKEDIN: Merriman, William (MCfaculty) Alma Mater Dean Emeritus



Merriman, William (MCfaculty)
professor/dean emeritus at Manhattan College
Bronx, New York
Higher Education

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MFOUND: Natalie Imperatori-Lee (MCfaculty) quoted


Elizabeth Johnson honored by women theologians

Heidi Schlumpf  |  Jun. 10, 2016 NCR Today

CTSA 2016

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO Editor’s note: NCR is reporting on the ground at this year’s Catholic Theological Society of America conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Keep checking our feature series page CTSA 2016 for our coverage.

Feminist theologian St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson challenged fellow theologians “to do something,” echoing the words of the namesake of the award she received June 9 for her ministry on behalf of women. The award was presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Johnson told the story of how in 1995 theologian Ann O’Hara Graff urged Johnson, then-president of CTSA, to respond to the Vatican’s assertion that the prohibition against women’s ordination was infallible. The CTSA eventually approved a statement challenging that assertion. Johnson called O’Hara Graff’s persistence her “last gift to the church and to women.”

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“Is it possible for us to overestimate her grace in the of the face of the ecclesial violence that was thrown her way?” asked Natalie Imperatori-Lee of Manhattan College, a former student of Johnson’s.

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Natalia Imperatori-LeeAssociate
Department : Religious Studies
Email : natalia.lee@manhattan.edu

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[JR: Seems controversial? But that’s what honest debate is all about and moves us closer to understanding. Unlike the “safe space” PC wussies in academia today.]  

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JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1966) remembers a summer section with Dr. Hashimoto


Rentario Hashimoto, Ph.D. It was Summer Session, 1963, and I was taking a make-up course in calculus.  As did so many others, I also signed up for the basic philosophy course.  I had to be on campus and I wanted to lighten the load in the Autumn of my Junior Year. The first class was packed with 60-70 students.  There were so many people that I had to work my way to be the back wall to get a standing place.  It was hot and sticky.

We waited.  No teacher. About 10 minutes after the scheduled starting time, a Christian Brother walked into the room.  He yelled, “Quite, quiet!”   Then he asked, “How many of you are engineering students”.  About 30-35 students raised their hands.  Then, in a witchy voice (replace the “w” with a “b”), he shouted, “Get out”.  We left.

It seemed that the Arts Department had not considered engineering students wishing to complete their philosophy requirements in the Summer.  Of course, this upset the Christian Brother who responded in so humble a fashion.  I went over to the cafeteria (Plato’s Cave) for coffee, since I had picked up that habit in four years in the U.S. Navy.  Before I had finished my coffee, an engineering student ran in and said, “Come on, we’ve got a teacher.”  Hashimoto.

Robert T. Weil, Dean of Engineering, had negotiated a teacher for his engineers.  We filled up a classroom; it was hot and sticky. Dr. Rentario Hashimoto introduced himself, told us to quiet down and that we had a lot of work to cover.   He announced the required text as “Nature, Knowledge And God”, by Brother Benignus, Manhattan College Press, 1947, and then Dr. Hashimoto said, “We will refer to it from time to time”.  I do not recall reading much out of that book.  Dr. Hashimoto covered so, so much in that short Summer Session and I recall that I really liked the course. It was one of the most memorable courses I took at Manhattan. I really liked Rentario Hashimoto.

Later, in the Fall of my Junior Year, my girlfriend and I were in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  (Eileen C. Kennedy, BA Hunter College, 1963. She was my wife of 36 years: RIP 2001).  Dr. Hashimoto spotted us, and walked over to say hello.  He was very gracious, as I introduced Eileen to him.  He said, “Wait a minute.  Aren’t you an engineer? What are you doing here?” I looked over at Eileen, Dr. Hashimoto looked at me and then at her, and he smiled. I swear I saw a twinkle in his eye.  

John Peter Rooney BEE Manhattan 1965
(MSEE NJIT 1969)(MA History, Bridgewater State University 2000)

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[JR: Nothing like beautiful women to civilize injineers! Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss. I know the feeling. Dona Nobis Pacem. Did you have Doctor Zia for calc, hence the summer calc course? The gift that kept on giving D’s and F’s. “You injineer: Wrong sign, bridge fall down. Nooooo partial credit.” with a big toothy grin. — Doctor Zia Spring 1967]

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MFACEBOOK: Gencarelli, Thom [MCfaculty] please be careful tonight



Thom Gencarelli
4 hrs · 

Folks, two days before Christmas, the 22 year-old daughter of one of my best friends from college died in a tragic car accident in South Carolina. Last night, we learned that a couple who live around the block from us were also killed on Tuesday in a car accident near Killington, Vermont. The parents and a friend of theirs were killed. Their three children thankfully survived, but are now in intensive care and are parent-less.I am not looking for my FB friends to offer me any sympathies for these losses. I just want to remind you all to please be careful tonight, and every night. And remember: love and love alone is what it’s all about.

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Gencarelli, Thom [MCfaculty]
Chair, Communication Department at Manhattan College 

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