A balanced perspective between: Our Church teaching on welcoming the stranger AND The Church’s recognition of a nation’s need for secure borders
PRESENTOR: RICK HINSHAW, FORMER EDITOR OF THE LONG ISLAND CATHOLIC
We are honored to have Rick at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. He has additionally served in these capacities: Former spokesman for Nassau County DA, Denis Dillon; Former Director of Family Ministry/Respect Life, DRVC; Former Communications Director for the Catholic League; Former Communications Director NY State Catholic Conference; Co-hosted The Catholic Forum on Telecare; Member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and much more!
Rick currently authors a blog site “Reading the Signs” focusing on public policy issues from a Catholic perspective. He is married to Eileen for 35 years. They have 3 adult children.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st 2022 7:30-9PM LOWER CHURCH, OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH, 500 SOUTH OYSTER BAY ROAD, HICKSVILLE, NY LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. DROP INS WELCOME! Peggy firstname.lastname@example.org/516-317-1740 Chuck email@example.com
I have spent the last three decades in primarily Catholic communications work: as a reporter, news editor, columnist, and for eight years editor of The Long Island Catholic; several years as co-host and co-producer of The Catholic Forum program on the diocesan Telecare channel; two stints as Director of Communications for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; and a year as Associate Director for Communications at the New York State Catholic Conference. I also served for three years as Public Information Officer for the late Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon, a staunchly Catholic and active pro-life leader.
Over that more than 30-year career, I have gained an ever deeper understanding of and appreciation for the moral and social teachings of our Church. In my various roles I have lent my voice to articulating those teachings and their applicability to the critical issues of our time. That is what I intend to do with this blog. Moreover, at a time when our political and social disagreements seem to have degenerated into constant vitriol, vilification, verbal abuse and intolerance of those who hold differing opinions, I hope that this blog can contribute, in some small way, to a restoration of respectful debate and discussion, where we can defend our beliefs forcefully without demonizing any who disagree with us. As a Catholic commentator, that is what I have always striven to do--remembering that even as we are called to stand firmly in defense of our Church, her teachings, and our right to be heard in the public square, we are also called always to be the face of Christ to the world--most especially to those with whom we disagree.
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