Associates Ponder “Being Open to God’s Call” and “Caretakers of God’s Creation”

Janice A.  Wilson, OPA
Blog by Associate Jan Wilson, OPA

“Discernment is that light, which dissolves all darkness, dissipates ignorance, and seasons every virtue and virtuous deed. It has a prudence that cannot be deceived, a strength that is invincible, a constancy right up to the end, reaching as it does from heaven to earth, that is, from the knowledge of me to the knowledge of oneself, from love of me to love of one’s neighbors.” The Dialogue St Catherine of Siena Continue reading →

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Sisters and Associates Join Faith Communities in Prayer for Charleston, SC

branchAfter the tragic death of nine members of the historic Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night, national faith leaders are calling for prayer and action to end gun violence.

Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence, a national advocacy organization, is asking everyone to devote a few minutes of prayer in remembrance of the victims of this tragedy. Please pray for all those in the Charleston community and the nation, who are suffering as a result of this crime. Continue reading →

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Political Issues or Moral Issues?

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

As the date for the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato si,” (Be Praised), draws near, one can hear the grinding of teeth and the chant from corporate America and conservative politicians say, “stay out of politics.” This criticism comes before even reading the encyclical. This is in spite of the fact that the church’s environmental message has been articulated for years, though with little coverage in the media. Pope Benedict XVI was called the “green Pope” because he voiced a strong call for environmental responsibility. During his papacy the Vatican installed photovoltaic cells on the roof of its main auditorium, a solar cooling unit for its main cafeteria and joined a reforestation project aimed at offsetting its CO2 emissions. Continue reading →

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