26 Jan
2021

Congressman promotes pro-life perspective

first_imgRep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.,  gave a lecture entitled “A Reflection on the Importance of Faith and Prayer in Shaping National Policies” in Mendoza on Friday as part of ND Right to Life’s Pro-Life Respect Week.McIntyre, a pro-life Democrat and member of the bipartisan congressional pro-life caucus, spoke about his faith’s role in inspiring him to pursue issues in politics, specifically the decision between life and choice regarding abortion.“I know that during the 18 years I’ve spent in Congress, I’ve always thought it was important to honor and respect the opportunities the good Lord gives us,” he said. “When I, in Congress, try to make sure that we’re doing the right thing with regard to pro-life issues, it’s something which we take very seriously as part as our faith and as well as part of our concern and our constitutional responsibility.”McIntyre said he believes the influence of faith can help bring people together to solidarity on these divisive and controversial issues.“When we talk about a variety of backgrounds, the question is how important is your faith to affect what you do,” he said. “We want to make sure that as long you’re on a Catholic campus or a Protestant campus or a private campus or a public campus … do we have to know there is a void between our faith and the public marketplace of ideas, and the answer to that is compellingly, profoundly absolutely not. There should be no void and in fact that’s the challenge.”McIntyre’s said his inspiration to pursue political science came from personally watching John Dean testify against Richard Nixon — for what would later be known as the Watergate scandal — in a hearing chaired by his senior senator, Sam Ervin. McIntyre said that event and expressing ‘faith in the little things’ helped him see the services he could provide as someone in public service and bring integrity in the much-maligned field of political science.“I didn’t know any friends at all that were going into political science,” he said. “They said, ‘It is so dirty and so corrupt why would you want to be involved in that?’ But for me it was the opposite effect because those of us with the right motives and ideas don’t get involved …“I have plenty of doctors, bankers, realtors, teachers, even carpenters, plumbers and asphalt layers who come see us in Washington because they know the government will affect their jobs and what they studied to do. … When we think about being faithful to little things and what God calls on us to do, the question is are we willing to lay our faith and apply it to whatever services we have? My situation, I had the opportunity to go up to [the University of North] Carolina and decide to major in political science thinking one day I’ll get to go back [to Capitol Hill].”From his historical inspiration to his political career that came 22 years later, McIntyre said being alert and willing to act on God’s calling helped him see the success he enjoys today.“Pray, prepare, pursue,” he said. “We talked about how prayer ought to be the first resort and not the last resort. I challenge you to do that. Someone challenged me to keep a prayer journal. I don’t know if any of you do that, but write down your prayer request and then reflect on how God answers them.”Tags: Notre Dame Right to Life, Right to Lifelast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Arsenal taking cautious approach with Alexis Sanchez injury

first_img In his absence, Arsenal have opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League and open the defence of their FA Cup trophy against strugglers Sunderland. Wenger is not ready to rush Sanchez back into his side with crucial league fixtures to come and a Champions League tie against the Chile international’s former club Barcelona on the horizon. “The bad news of the week is that Alexis is not quite ready,” the Gunners boss told arsenal.com. “It is a precaution because of his hamstring, and it takes a few more days. He’s not bad but he’s not ready. “The thinking is to give absolutely everything to qualify. We are the holders of the cup and I know as well by experience that it is very important that you get in the competition and that you have a successful third round. It’s a tricky one, always, the third round.” There is better news on Mikel Arteta’s recovery from a calf injury while Wenger also offered an update on Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin – all of whom are sidelined with knee issues. “Tomas Rosicky is not far, he’s back in full training next week, so should be available soon. Mikel is available,” he added. “Nothing has changed (from the original timescale) with Santi. It could be a bit shorter with him because he’s often quicker (at recovering) than you expect him to be. Cazorla and Coquelin are doing well.” The 27-year-old missed the entire festive fixture list having suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw at Norwich in November. Sanchez was expected to make his comeback for the win over title rivals Manchester City before Christmas but suffered a setback in his recovery. Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will not be risked in Arsenal’s FA Cup third round clash with Sunderland on Saturday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

What channel is Oregon vs. Utah on today? Time, schedule for Pac-12 championship game 2019

first_imgUtah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) enters Friday’s matchup with College Football Playoff aspirations and could be in a win-and-in situation if it can push past Oregon (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12), which made the Playoff in 2014. MORE: Six scenarios for final College Football Playoff rankingsKyle Whittingham’s Utes are led by running back Zack Moss, who has tallied over 1,500 yards from scrimmage this season and 16 total touchdowns. Utah also ranks third nationally in total defense, giving up 11.2 points per game.Oregon is stout on the defensive side as well, allowing opponents to score 15.8 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country. The Ducks have a potential first-round NFL Draft pick at quarterback in Justin Herbert (3,140 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns this season). Below is all the info you need to watch Oregon vs. Utah on Friday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full championship week college football schedule.What channel is Oregon vs. Utah on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNThe Pac-12 championship game between Oregon and Utah will be broadcast nationally on ABC. College football championship week is here and it gets started with a showdown between No. 13 Oregon and No. 5 Utah in the Pac-12 championship game.The Utes and Ducks will meet at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in what could be a rainy and windy title game. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will handle the announcing duties.MORE: Full betting preview for Pac-12 championship gamePac-12 championship game: What time is kickoff?Date: Friday, Dec. 7Start time: 8 p.m. ETOregon and Utah will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Friday and will be the only championship game decided that day. As for Saturday, the remaining nine championship games will take place throughout the day beginning at noon ET. The final game Saturday kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.College football scores, conference championship gamesPac-12: No. 5 Utah vs. No. 13 OregonBig 12: No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaSun Belt: Louisiana at No. 20 Appalachian StateMAC: Miami (Ohio) vs. Central MichiganCUSA: UAB at Florida AtlanticAAC: No. 19 Cincinnati at No. 16 MemphisSEC: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 GeorgiaMWC: Hawaii at No. 19 Boise StateACC: No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 22 VirginiaBig Ten: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Wisconsinlast_img read more

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