Moreau Day celebrations to honor Holy Cross founder

first_imgTags: Basil Moreau, Campus Ministry, Coleman-Morse Center, Fr. Pete McCormick, Moreau Day The Notre Dame community will celebrate Moreau Day today. Moreau Day marks the Feast Day of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, who died Jan. 20th, 1873.Keri O’Mara | The Observer Campus Ministry and Le Cercle Français, Notre Dame’s French culture club, have worked in tandem to organize events to celebrate the Feast Day. Campus Ministry has organized a “selfie competition” for students throughout Moreau Day. Students will compete to win $100 in Domer Dollars by taking as many selfies with Holy Cross religious as they can and sending them to @ndministry on Twitter and Instagram.Fr. Peter McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, said he hopes the Moreau Day activities will have a noticeable impact to campus.“I think it’s an opportunity for us to be reminded of what our heritage is and who we are,” McCormick said. “When I think about any great institution, one wants to know what its origins were and how it is that we continue to live its that vision to this day.”McCormick compared the significance of Moreau Day’s at Notre Dame to Independence Day’s in the United States.“It’s an opportunity for us to shine light on key figures in the history of Notre Dame and also the Congregation of the Holy Cross,” McCormick said. “We remember figures such as Fr. [Edward] Sorin, Blessed Basil Moreau, and so many others who actively worked to build up this University to what it is today.”Campus Ministry has also organized a celebration of Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to honor Moreau and bless members of the Notre Dame community traveling Wednesday to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which begins Thursday.Le Cercle Français coordinated with junior Kaitlyn Krall, who works with Campus Ministry, to serve crêpes from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center according to Paulina Luna, treasurer of the French Club. Luna said the club will be serving “homemade crêpes with very traditional fillings.”“We are known for our great cooking and flipping skills, displayed when we host ‘Study Crêpes,’ so we were delighted to have been invited to share our skills as we celebrate Moreau Day with the ND community,” Luna said. “Campus Ministry also very generously offered our club new crêpe pans.”Luna explained the French Club’s involvement in Moreau Day, citing Basil Moreau’s important role in French history.“Fr. Moreau, alongside the other priests, worked hard to educate many in faith, even when the Church was under attack during the French Revolution,” Luna said. “In the present day, France is losing touch with its Catholic roots, but I think Fr. Moreau’s work is an inspiration to continue to grow spiritually.”last_img read more

Tony Adams criticises Edu and Raul Sanllehi after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 7:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Tony Adams claims Edu and Raul Sanllehi have made Arsenal worse (Getty/Premier League)Tony Adams has criticised Edu and believes the Brazilian has made Arsenal worse following their defeat Chelsea on Sunday.Edu was appointed as Arsenal’s technical director in July and will play a major role in the club’s transfer business alongside Raul Sanllehi, who is the Gunners’ head of football.But following Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on Sunday, Adams suggested that Edu lacks the experience to be such a key figure at the club and admits he is ‘very worried’ ahead of the January transfer window.‘It’s all about recruitment,’ Adams told the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m not so sure about Edu. Comment Advertisement Tony Adams criticises Edu and Raul Sanllehi after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelseacenter_img Edu will work alongside Mikel Arteta to identify Arsenal transfer targets (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s had one year at Corinthians… South American, I’m not sure he knows the European market.‘I’m very worried, it must be said… the hands of the club and the recruitment are in the hands of Raul [Sanllehi] and Edu.‘And judging by the last window we didn’t get the appropriate players, we made the team worse.’ Mikel Arteta is searching for his first win after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea on Sunday (PA Wire)The defeat to Chelsea leaves Mikel Arteta still searching for his first victory since he was appointed as Arsenal manager last week but Adams has urged the Gunners hierarchy to fully back the Spaniard.‘Steve Bould told me during his five years at Arsenal and he spent most of his time with the technical analysts looking at players,’ said the former Arsenal captain.‘He’s more a coach than he is actually a player during those five years.‘He’s totally obsessed with the game and if there’s a man who can do it… I’ve got to be a little bit positive here.‘He’s very, very conscientious about the players and the staff he wants so hopefully he has a big say in who he wants to bring in.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

Wenger wants tough stance from UEFA

first_img Press Association Manchester City and Paris St Germain both face heavy sanctions from European football’s governing body after being found to have exceeded financial fair play (FFP) limitations. They are among nine clubs being dealt with by UEFA’s club financial control board for FFP breaches. Barclays Premier League leaders City are contesting UEFA’s settlement offer of sanctions which would entail a £49million (60million euro) fine, a cut in the size of their Champions League A squad next season to 21 and a freeze on that squad’s wage bill. UEFA has stopped short of imposing a suspension on any of the nine teams. However Arsenal manager Wenger said: “You would think that you accept the rules and you’re in the competition or you don’t accept the rules and you’re not in the competition. Then, everybody would understand it.” Wenger has long advocated a need for clubs to live within their own resources, having been powerless to see first Chelsea and then City challenge for top honours bankrolled by the deep pockets of billionaire owners. The Gunners manager feels UEFA should simply get tough. “There are rules. You respect them or you don’t respect them. If you don’t respect them you have to be punished,” Wenger said. “When UEFA doesn’t want to kick the clubs out of the Champions League, they have to find a more subtle punishment. “From all of us on the outside, it looks a complicated punishment, which nobody really understands. “We live in a society where everyone is informed. The rules have to be clear that you can inform people well. “If I go out in the street now and I ask 100 people what you think of the (UEFA financial) fair play punishment, how many do you think can explain it to you? I am in the job and I cannot do it. “They have to clarify the punishment. We all agree that if we don’t respect the rules you have to be punished, but to explain to people how that works is very difficult.” Wenger believes the current set-up shows “there is something wrong”, but accepts unless there is a collective drive for change, it will be very difficult to secure a lasting positive impact. “There are two ways of thinking about the whole process. You can say, ‘we don’t care, we want the billionaires to buy the big players and they can spend what they want’ or you say ‘look, we want to keep things fair’,” Wenger added. “If you say to me ‘tomorrow we give everybody £100million in the 20 Premier League clubs’, I say ‘okay, I will take the gamble’, and then you can say at the start that is a fair competition. “It is a bit like it works in the United States (with the draft system and salary cap in sports), which is the most capitalistic country, they have the more even field of competition. “So it is a basic question you have to answer in England – do we let it go and everyone spends what he wants? “Inflation can be too big and it can put too much pressure on the clubs who have not these resources to overpay their players. “Anyway, since I am in the job, if you put 100 per cent more money in, where does the 100 per cent more money go? To the wages, not 99 per cent, but 100 per cent. That means the only effect it has is that the wages go up.” Arsene Wenger has urged UEFA to get tough by excluding clubs that breach its spending rules from European competition. last_img read more