“The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a massive multi-country agreement being negotiated entirely in secret that would give corporations the power to decide our laws on everything from access to affordable medicine to what we eat. It would undermine financial reform and destabilize job markets across the globe. It would open up our local and national governments to lawsuits from corporations if we pass laws that infringe on profits.” – SumOfUs
Sr. M. Alice Kessler, OP, the former Eva Kessler, died at 94 on May 19, 2015, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH. She was the daughter of Philip and Alice Kessler and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Paul Parish, North Canton, Ohio on September 8, 1939. She made profession of vows on July 13, 1941. Continue reading →
This week marks the end of our 2015 glorious Easter season, as we both individually and communally prepare our hearts once again for the feast of Pentecost and the inpouring of the Holy Spirit. This week we sing with ever more fervor and intensity: “Come, Holy Spirit”…”Send Us Your Spirit”…”Fill Us with the Fire of Your Love”…as we, like the early disciples, wait and pray for God’s transforming Spirit to “fall afresh on us.” Pentecost, often referred to as the Birthday of the Church, celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire, transforming Christ’s fearful and waiting disciples into preachers on fire with wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, love, and reverence, loosening their tongues and igniting their courage to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, Risen Savior. It was the day this motley crew burst from the dark womb of their hiding place and, born anew by God’s Spirit, became Church. O Happy Birthing! Happy Birthday, Church! Continue reading →
Pope Francis’ words of encouragement to all Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Consecrated Life have been transformed into a theme song for the Year of Consecrated Life #YCL2015. This song begins with his words, “Wake the world with dawning joy! Wake it with your gladness!” With full voice and heart we sing this song as we indeed live this life God has called us to with joy, gladness, and enthusiasm. Continue reading →
Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP, has been selected by the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., (POMC) to receive the Father Ken Czillinger Award. The award is presented in recognition of a professional who has “demonstrated extraordinary understanding of the mental health needs of survivors of homicide victims and who has offered exceptional assistance in supporting the mental health of survivors.” The award will be presented in Las Vegas, at the Annual National Conference on August 1.