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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Woman recounts friendship with future Kansas saint

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

Imagine living your life having had personal interaction with not one, but two future saints.
In fact, imagine having counted one as a close friend.
While neither Father Emil Kapaun or Bishop Fulton J. Sheen’s sainthoods have been assured, that matters little to Marian Hurtig, who’s not surprised at all that the two men she knew are well on the road to beatification.
Father Emil Kapaun
“He talked easily and had a very soft voice,” Marian said of Father Kapaun from her home she shares with her daughter, Mary Lou, and Mary Lou’s husband Walynn, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Marian and her husband, Louis, who died in 2009, met the young Father Kapaun while he was a student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Louis served at the university as a counselor, and the three struck up a friendship when it was discovered that they shared Kansas roots.
Father Kapaun was born in Pilsen, Kansas in 1916, the son of Czech immigrants. He graduated from Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo. in 1936, and was ordained a priest four years later at what is now Newman University in Wichita.
He entered the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps in August, 1944, and soon found himself chaplain to 19,000 service men and women in Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was released from active duty in 1946 and entered Catholic University under the G.I. Bill.
And that’s when he met the Hurtigs.
“We discovered he was a young priest from Kansas,” said Marian, who, with her husband, Louis, lived in Dodge City for many years, and later in Wichita. “He would come to our apartment and visit, and we would go on picnics together.
“We talked about where we had lived and the churches we had gone to, just ordinary things like that.”
After attending Catholic University, Father Kapaun served briefly in southwest Kansas, in the towns of Spearville and Timken. It was while serving in Timken that Father Kapaun decided his place was back in the military, helping the service men and women in Korea.
Marian said that months later they “sent a letter to Father Kapaun, and it came back to us with a note telling us that he had died. We were good friends with Father Kapaun. And then we went to Korea. He did wonderful things while he was there.”
Father Kapaun died of malnutrition and pneumonia on May 23, 1951 after being refused aid by his captors. For his many acts of heroism prior to and after being taken prisoner -- heroism given strength by an ever-deep faith, by the rosary, by his deep love for all God’s children -- he was presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on April 11, 2013.
For his faith-filled service to his fellow human beings at a time when some of humankind acted anything but humane, the Catholic Church declared him a Servant of God, the first stage on the path to sainthood.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
Marian is a convert to Catholicism. Not long after she and her husband moved to Washington, D.C. – at the same time as they befriended a young Father Kapaun – Marian began taking classes so she could fully enter the Catholic Church.
Her instructor? A monsignor by the name of Fulton J. Sheen, who was just a few years away from reaching world-wide fame for his powerful words and, not to mention, his fun-to-watch flamboyancy on TV.
Then-Father Sheen hosted a night-time radio show, “The Catholic Hour,” from 1930-1950 before making the move to television and hosting “Life is Worth Living” from 1951-1957. From 1961-1968 he hosted “The Fulton Sheen Program,” for which he was awarded two Emmys for “most outstanding television personality.”
“He was a good lecturer,” Marian recalled. “He liked to teach. I remember that first year I took the class. I went to him and said I didn’t feel like I was ready to become Catholic. He said that was fine.
“I took it again the next year, and did it. He baptized me conditionally because I had been a member of the Episcopal church. It was exciting to know that we knew him. He did come to Dodge City one time and gave a lecture. I went back and renewed with him that I had known him in Washington.”
Archbishop Sheen authored 73 books and numerous articles. Two months prior to his death in 1979, Pope John Paul II visited the archbishop in New York where he embraced him, saying, “You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a loyal son of the Church.”  
“Good experiences, the two of them,” Marian said of Father Kapaun and Archbishop Sheen.

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