Archive - January 6, 2012

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RPCV Joe Kennedy (Dominican Republic 2004-06) Running for Congress
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RPCV at Busted Halo remembers Shriver

RPCV Joe Kennedy (Dominican Republic 2004-06) Running for Congress

The Boston Globe is reporting that Joe Kennedy III,  a 31-year-old prosecutor and son of former Rep. Joe Kennedy, might run for the Democratic nomination of the redrawn Barney Frank district seat. Kennedy, a Harvard Law School graduate, was in the DR as a PCV. If he were to win, he would be the fifth RPCV in Congress. He is also the first in the fourth generation of Kennedys to thrust himself into electoral politics. He is the second Kennedy to join the Peace Corps. A cousin Maeve Kennedy McKean was an English teacher in Mozambique. She currently works at the Department of Health and Human Services.    

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RPCV at Busted Halo remembers Shriver

Busted Halo is a blog that I check weekly because I find it interesting, and also it relates to my job as a communication director at a small Catholic college. The blog is a media and ministry outreach to Catholics in their twenties and thirties created by the Paulist Fathers. The discussions are based on the belief that all God’s children are “saints in the making,” and that everyone is called to aspire toward the holiness and selflessness of a Mother Teresa or Saint Francis. At the end of 2011, Busted Halo looked back and remembered important figures who had died during the year. Included was a piece about Sargent Shriver that I read — because it was about Sarge. It was written by Joe Williams, an RPCV from South Africa, who is the head art, graphics and video producer for Busted Halo. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree . . .

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