HEAR ALL ABOUT IT: ASHES FOR FREE!

It’s always surprising to me that people who seldom attend Mass on Sunday will break a leg to get to Church on Ash Wednesday! It’s all about receiving those black crosses on our foreheads. We [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

MARDI GRAS MOOD

For most of my growing-up years, I never even heard of ‘Mardi Gras’. It’s clearly become a more common celebration in recent years. It signals the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC SISTERS WEEK

Last week, I ‘got mail’ – a notice in my inbox that there’s going to be a National Catholic Sisters Week. It’s announced for March 8 – 14, 2014. Nothing could surprise me more. We [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

OLYMPIC GOLD

Most of us can barely imagine accomplishing the kind of physical prowess and personal dedication that is readily demonstrated by each and every one of the Olympians. Although I confess to be a bit weary [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Broken Trust

It’s hard to be excited about the actual opening of the WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES tonight when I cannot feel safety for the women and men who have traveled to Russia to participate on behalf of [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Growing In Our Faith Understanding

The Vatican is being written and talked about so much these days that it’s marking a new moment in the history of the Catholic Church throughout the world. One can hardly listen to NPR or [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Living Our Faith

For me, it’s a very useful practice to have a small book of ‘daily meditations’ at hand to look at every morning or evening. It gives me a bit of a ‘pick-up’ and encourages me [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

BAPTISM: OUR REBIRTH IN GOD’S SPIRIT

As I read the weekend news today, I learned that Pope Francis baptized some 32 babies yesterday in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. That’s a lot of babies with accompanying crying and commotion! That’s a [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY

In the past three years, I’ve had the opportunity to chair a standing Justice Committee for my Dominican Sisters of Peace Congregation (Columbus, OH). The specific title of the group is the Committee on Human [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|