Rhoades responds to life statement

first_imgBishop Kevin Rhoades praised Notre Dame for taking steps toward the “renewal of a culture of life,” in response to the University’s recent institutional statement that affirms its defense of human life.“I am grateful to [University President Fr. John Jenkins] and to the Notre Dame Task Force on Life for the efforts they are making to serve the Gospel of Life,” Rhoades said in an Apr. 18 issue of Today’s Catholic, the weekly newspaper serving the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.“I pray that their work will bear much good fruit,” he said.The University’s statement stemmed from a recommendation by the University’s pro-life task force, which was created by Jenkins in September.The statement said the University upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, and also clarified its position on charitable gifts in the principles on charitable activity.“Our Catholic universities are in a unique position to promote the renewal of a culture of life in our society,” Rhoades said. “Being actively pro-life in teaching and research, pastoral ministry and service, Catholic universities indeed contribute to the renewal of our society and to the promotion of the common good.”Rhoades also said Notre Dame’s statement falls in line with Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.”“[Pope John Paul II] called for ‘the renewal of a culture of life within Christian communities themselves’ and wrote of the specific contribution that Catholic universities should make in building a new ‘culture of life,’ Rhoades said. “I believe that the efforts that the University of Notre Dame is making in this regard are important for the Church and for society.”last_img read more

‘One region, one champion’ – GBA targets a boxing world champion per region

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Boxing Association, Peter Zweenes, has set his sights on producing a world champion from each region in the country.Zweenes made the remarks when he led IBF Lightweight Champion, Richard Commey, to meet President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House on Monday.Commey is the second world champion the country has produced in a matter of months, after Isaac Dogboe also won the WBO Super Bamtamweight title last year.Zweenes said given the needed support, the GBA can produce a world champion from every region.‘When it comes to bringing honors to this country in the area of sports, there’s none [comparable to boxing],” Zweenes said.“We in boxing are abound with a lot of talent and I can say that if we have the necessary support from the state, One District, One Factory may be too ambitious but you can expect one region, one champion to happen,” he concluded.Ghana will have the opportunity to reclaim another world title when Isaac Dogboe faces Emmanuel Navarette on May 11 in an attempt to take back the WBO Super Bantamweight title he lost to the Mexican in December 2018.–Fentuo Tahiru/citinewsroom.com/Ghanalast_img read more