The wisdom and guidance of Pope Francis is amazing. In his Angelus address yesterday on the second Sunday of Advent, he referred to the proclamation of John the Baptist: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” Pope Francis called it a “joyful proclamation” central to all Christian mission. He stated that to proclaim Jesus is to announce that “the kingdom of God is among you.” It is not a dusty message to the people over 2,000 years ago. No, it is a living message but it does require conversion. Continue reading →
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Dominican Sister of Peace Lucille Mary Rachan (95) died on November 28, 2016 at Regina Health Care Center in Richfield, OH. She was born on December 13, 1920 in Middletown, OH, to John and Katherine Tindell Rachan. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, OH, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1937. Continue reading →
I was trained in engineering disciplines, doing research for biomedical applications. This ministry is not a common ministry that most people think a Sister should do or be involved in. I have also worked in a non-Catholic environment with people from various faiths who come from different countries including Iran, India, Cuba, and China, who were curious about how my ministry connects with being a religious sister. Even people who grew up in this country, Catholic or non-Catholic, are curious about my religious life and ministry. Continue reading →
The Question After the Presidential Election
“What happens next?” has become a common refrain in the weeks after the 2016 Presidential election. How do we deal with and wade through the aftermath of what was perhaps the most divisive and vitriolic campaign season in American history? What will the world do throughout the Trump administration, and what will the Trump administration do to the world? Will global progress be promoted, or reversed? Continue reading →
When the state, in our names and with our taxes, ends a human life despite having non-lethal alternatives, it suggests that society can overcome violence with violence. The use of the death penalty ought to be abandoned not only for what it does to those who are executed, but for what it does to all of society.
-USCCB, A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death Continue reading →