Plagiarism by former SKC columnist

Former SKC columnist, Sister Irene Hartman, OP, has been found to have plagiarized at least 25 of the columns she provided to the SKC. For more than a decade, Sister Irene provided dozens of weekly columns under the title “Holy Ones of Our Times,” and the earlier title, “Charisms”.

It has been discovered that at least 25 of her columns were taken in part from the work of Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints, Blessed Among All Women, and Blessed Among Us (a collected volume of his work that appeared in the publication Give Us This Day).

According to Give Us This Day editor Mary Stommes, a reader recently called their attention to one instance of potential plagiarism, which led to a more careful review and the discovery that, “Sister Irene not only copied many of Mr. Ellsberg’s words, but she also copied his method of expanding our understanding of saintliness in the range and breadth of those portrayed.”

One article reviewed by the SKC contained phrasing identical to that used in a column by Mr. Ellsberg, whose column was written more than a decade prior to Sister Irene’s.  The SKC trusts fully that the research completed by Liturgical Press, the publishing house of Give Us This Day, is accurate. Therefore, the Catholic has removed all of Sister Irene’s columns from our website, including the issues in which they were contained.

“As a 20-year columnist, I would like to offer my personal apologies to Mr. Ellsberg,” said Dave Myers, SKC editor. “I can’t begin to imagine how I would feel had I encountered someone using my columns in such a way. Ms. Stommes and Mr. Ellsberg have been extremely gracious in their response to this serious issue.”

Sister Irene died at age 95 on Aug. 17, 2017. The SKC urges readers to take a moment to view the books written by Mr. Ellsberg, the links of which are included above.  Coverage will appear in the April 7 SKC.

 

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'Fill Us With Compassion'


Liturgy Conference


Transfiguration of the Lord

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Podcasts

Including:

Bishop's opening presentation;

Louis Canter's Keynote Address;

Music from the Mass of Saint Cecilia and the Mass of Christ the Savior;

A brief snippet from the presentation of Rodolfo Lopez


PowerPoint presentations

Including:

Coleen Stein -- 'Lector, Not Reader';

(Material for this PowerPoint was taken from

"I Like Being In Parish Ministry by Alice Camille," Twenty-Third Publications.)

Father Frank Coady -- 'Selecting Music';

Father Frank Coady -- 'The Sacrifice of the Assembly';

Father Frank Coady -- 'Liturgical EPA'

 

Chris Haselhorst's presentation

Including:

Old Congregation, New Music

There Is No 'Can't' In Cantor

'Voicemaster'

New Mass Settings -- An Additional Note


Slideshow presentation:

Liturgy Conference encourages

Full, active, conscious participation at Mass

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

When you open the church door and step inside for Mass, it may just be one small step. But, if you offer “full, conscious, active participation,” it’s one giant leap – not only for you, but for all those who benefit from your witness.
This was the main theme of the “Fill Us With Compassion Liturgy Conference”, Aug. 6 and 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.
It’s only by offering “full, conscious, active participation,” said keynote speaker Louis Canter, that Catholic Christians may benefit fully from the gift of the liturgy, and that others may benefit fully from their witness, both “brothers and sisters of faith, and those who are not. Both enemies and loved ones alike.”

Among the other speakers at the Aug. 6 English event (the Aug. 7 event was in Spanish) were Bishop John Brungardt, Father Robert Schremmer, Coleen Stein, Chris Haselhorst, Father Frank Coady, Rodolfo Lopez and others.
While there were references to the upcoming changes to the English translation of the liturgy, the day-long program focused mostly on understanding the Mass so that Catholics can experience it more fully.
“We are sent to set the example in such a way as we have heard about in the Acts of the Apostles,” Canter said. “They gathered together; they shared a meal; they sang the praises of God; they gave what they had to the poor and the widowed and they were full of joy.
“The people around them marveled at their faith, and God added daily to their numbers -- sometimes, as Scripture reminds us, as many as 3,000 at a time. Can you imagine that, just for a moment? What would happen here at Our Lady of Guadalupe if people were banging on the door to get in to become what it is we are, the source and summit of who we are as Catholic Christians, because they saw that what we did here on Sunday meant something the other six days?”
In his opening address, Bishop Brungardt offered a moving commentary on the power of the sign of the cross.
Quoting Pope Benedict, he said, “’The most basic gesture in prayer is, and always will be, the sign of the cross. It is a way of confessing Christ crucified with one’s very body ….’
“How much does Jesus love you?” Bishop Brungardt asked those gathered.
“This much?” he asked, spreading out his arms. “… Jesus loves us this much, as he put his arms on the cross. In this extraordinary crucifix, we realize Jesus’ love for us. We represent that cross every time we make the sign of the cross. It’s a beautiful way to get our body involved -- our incarnate bodies, because Jesus was incarnate – in the liturgy.
“Pope Benedict writes, ‘To seal oneself with the Sign of the Cross is a visible and public yes to him who suffered for us.’
“Sometimes we’re kind of shy about expressing ourselves in public. How many of us have been a little embarrassed about saying grace in a public restaurant?” he asked, bowing his head low and making a speedy sign of the Cross. “… It’s a little way to evangelize, isn’t it? It’s a way of evangelizing Jesus crucified. He loved us so much.
“Our liturgy, as we participate in it, … touches us, moves us and changes us. Let us ask the Lord that we may grow in compassion at our sacred liturgies, that we participate in the action of God in our liturgies. Let us worship our loving Jesus who is a real presence in the chapels, tabernacles, monsterances and churches around the world. Let us bend at our knee, adoringly worshiping Jesus in the holy Eucharist.”

 

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Feb. 24, 2019

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Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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