Slavery Still Exists: Human Trafficking in Ohio

Blog by Associate Marie Covington, OPA

This seminar title caught my eye in Early December. As a Dominican Associate, I knew that in 2013, the congregation had pledged: “We, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, proclaim our mission to be a prophetic voice in solidarity with the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed. We, along with our Dominican Associates, commit our support to efforts to end human trafficking.” Continue reading →

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Not Everyone Can Be Famous But Everyone Can Be Great

Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA
Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA

“Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
 – Martin Luther King (watch the full speech here)

Today we ponder the life, words, actions and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, on this national holiday which recognizes his greatness. We are reminded yet again of the details of his faith, courage and prophetic life. He was great and he was famous as well. Most of the world knows him as non-violent civil and human rights activist who championed the rights of African Americans and all people of color, led the Poor People’s Campaign and joined the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Continue reading →

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The first duty of love is to…?

Catherine Arnold, OP
Blog by Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP

As I prepared a reflection for the readings for Wednesday, January 13, including 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20; Psalm 40:2,5,7-8A, 8B-9,10; and Mark 1:29-39, I came across a quote by philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich who said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” The quote caught me off guard when I first saw it last week in one of the daily reflections from pace e bene, an organization that works for justice and peace through non-violent actions. Continue reading →

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Listen to the Call

Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP
Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP

Since Advent began this liturgical year, we have contemplated Call: our call to God in the voices of the prophets, our yearning to be saved, heard, healed; our pleas for God to “Renew the face of the earth.” With all generations we call God to remember the promises to the people who are God’s own. Continue reading →

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Anti-Trafficking Work in Pittsburgh

Blog by Sr. Mary Joel Campbell, OP

Pittsburgh, PA, and surrounding areas have long been known for the many religious communities that call it home. For several decades these Sisters have worked collaboratively to accomplish some projects to assist the disadvantaged in the city. They do this through a group called “Path to Justice,” composed of representatives of 12 different communities who meet monthly. Continue reading →

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