• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 13 comments on Sister Olga Yaqob Named University Chaplain for BU’s Catholics

  1. She seems really great and I’m glad she’s on the campus. It’s amazing how much energy she has, especially as she only sleeps five hours a night. I love that she’s enthusiastic.

  2. Congratulations, Sister! Who better to fill your role than someone Zimmerman said ‘…has such a genuine heart that everyone who meets her feels like they are truly special, and that gives them a great sense of peace.” God bless

  3. I had her in one of my English classes at CELOP many years ago. She is open and welcoming and lives from the heart – a genuine inspiration! I wish her all the best in her new position. BU has gained a true gem.

  4. I find it interesting that a “Christian” would abandon her family and her ancestry like this. Isn’t one of the commandments to honor your father and mother?

    1. It is also written:

      “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me and he who does not carry his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me…” (Matthew 10:37-38)

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