Where We Focus Matters

May 3, 2018 Academic Resources
At the turn of the last century the major health issues facing Americans were all related to infectious disease. Today the leading causes of death and disability are primarily chronic conditions that are all too familiar, many of which are preventable. Yet our healthcare conversations most often focus on cost, access, and quality. This sole focus on medical treatment and payment limits the potential of public health interventions to support good health, as well as…
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Share Your Story: Carolyn Novak, 1981

April 30, 2018
I was a single mom of 4 children ages 3 to 7 years of age. I was on public assistance with very little education. I went back to school to get a GED, then took…
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What does Care of the Earth mean to me?

April 26, 2018 Care of the Earth
As an academic of the Public Health field, much of my student career has centered around Caring for the Earth, and Earth caring for us. When I became part of the Maria College community, it…
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Just Smile

April 9, 2018 Just for Fun
We are experiencing a bit too much of the "north" part of the "Northeast" lately! Where is the season of spring hiding? This is April, right? The cold, snowy weather of late has just about…
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Authenticity as a Holy Place: The Cleansing of the Temple

March 12, 2018 Mission & Values
The Cleansing of the Temple story is always one which attracts a lot of questions, usually about Jesus' anger. In exploring this reading with students I have frequently been asked, 'did Jesus sin by getting…
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