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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Adults recognized for service to Scouting

By Tim Wenzl

Four adults were presented awards recognizing their contributions to scouting at the conclusion of Quest ’09 on Feb. 15 at Dodge City Community College. The awards were presented by Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore at the recommendation of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Wanda Waldman of Dodge City received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal. This medal recognizes the contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic Scouts and bears the name of the first American saint. Medal requirements specify at least three years of service in helping Catholic Girl Scouts learn more about their faith.
Waldman has more than five years as an adult leader in Girl Scouts. She is the single parent of three adopted special needs children, a volunteer at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, is employed by Arrowhead West, and teaches sign language at Dodge City Community College. She has served as a Quest counselor and troop co-leader over the past three years. The girls in the troop described her in these words: “Always there when you need her; selfless, kind, compassionate, loving, respectful, wise, and a good role model.”
Dan Stremel of Dodge City received the Bronze Pelican Award. This award is presented to an adult who has served in the scouting program at the parish level and has demonstrated good example as a Christian and influenced boys to live a good Christian life.
Stremel has been actively involved in scouting at the parish level for 10 years. He shas served as an adult leader for both Cub Pack 162 and Boy Scout Troop 162. He is active in the youth ministry apostolate of the Knights of Columbus and holds adult leadership positions in the King David Circle of the Columbian Squires and Boy Scout Troop 162. He currently serves as both chief counselor for the Squires and scoutmaster for the Boy Scout troop. In addition to his duties as scoutmaster, he is the mentor for a class of six scouts working toward Eagle.
Dave Snapp of Dodge City received the St. George Award. This award is the National Catholic Committee on Scouting emblem awarded by the diocese. The St. George emblem recognizes the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the Boy Scouts of America.
Snapp has served as an adult leader in Cub Pack 162 and Boy Scout Troop 162 for 15 years. He served as a counselor for scouts working on religious emblems during Quest. He was scoutmaster of Troop 162 from 2004 to 2008 and continues to serve the Troop as a committee member. He also serves the Santa Fe Trail Council as chairman of the High Plains District Committee. In addition to his involvement with scouting, Snapp also has served on numerous parish committees in Dodge City. He also serves as a member on the Boards of Directors for Catholic Social Service and Arrowhead West.
At the conclusion of the adult awards, John McLauglin, a member of the Catholic Committee on Scouting presented a brief history of Quest.
“The Scouting Quest weekend was initiated by the Catholic Committee on Scouting 30 years ago in 1979. At that time only the Boy Scouts attended Quest to work on their religious emblems. I served as scoutmaster for that first Quest weekend.
“Quest was then held at St. Mary of the Plains College and continued there until the college closed in 1992. There was an indoor pool at the college so swimming was always a popular activity. The boys camped in the classrooms at the Sheridan Activity Center.
“More than 50 boys attended the first Quest Weekend. Along with myself, instructors were Dennis Hertel from Great Bend, and Father James Baker, the diocesan scout chaplain.
“The first awards were presented in 1980 when 11 scouts received the Ad Altare Dei emblem. The Girl Scouts joined us at Quest for the first time in 1988. When their awards were presented the following year, 11 girls received the I Live My Faith emblem.
“All told, in the last 30 years, more than 350 religious emblems have been earned by the Boy and Girls Scouts attending Quest. This figures out to be 145 Ad Altare Dei; 94 I Live My Faith; 68 Pope Pius XII; 45 Marian Medals; and six Spirit of Life.
“After myself, the scoutmasters in the early years of Quest were Dennis Hertel and Darrell Phillips from Great Bend, and David Tackett from Garden City. Since 1987, the scoutmaster at Quest has been Dave Geist of Dodge City.
“Now on this the 30th anniversary of Quest, we would like to recognize the person who has given his time and energy so unselfishly to scouting as youth ministry in the Diocese of Dodge City. Dave Geist will you join me at the podium? Bishop Gilmore, I think you received something this week from the Holy Father?”
Bishop Gilmore then presented Dave Geist with an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict XVI for his service to scouting as a youth ministry in the diocese. Geist has served on the Catholic Committee on Scouting since 1981; as Scoutmaster of Quest since 1987; and as Chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting since 1999.

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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
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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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