Earlier this month Catholic Social Services held its event “Breakfast with the Bishop.” Robert Lupton, the keynote speaker, spoke about one of his books, Toxic Charity. His presentation was powerful and challenging, and coupled with the reading of his book in its entirety, has left me with much to consider. Continue reading →
Dominican Sister of Peace Lelia Horkans (88) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on October 10, 2016. She was born in 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. Her family later moved to Manhattan, where she attended St. Vincent Ferrer Elementary School and met the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs.
She continued her education and religious formation with the Sisters as a boarding student at Mary Immaculate School in Ossining, NY. In 1946, following her high school graduation, she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →
I didn’t know the meaning nor impact of the chant “Presente, we are here, we remember, we will carry on.” But hearing hundreds of voices from dozens of groups made an impact on me that Sunday morning. I was seated on the street curb, facing “the wall” in Nogales, Mexico, hearing the names of people killed by border guards, military police, drug dealers and others. “Presente, we are here, we remember, we will carry on.” I was participating in the Border Convergence sponsored by the School of Americas Watch (SOAW). Continue reading →
Intercultural Leadership in Today’s World
I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Vanessa White at the Women of the Church Conference in Ferdinand, IN, speak on the topic of Intercultural Leadership in Today’s World. She did more than speak however. She opened the session by asking us to share some good news with the other participants at our table. I found it amazing that in five minutes time with five people sharing, we began to form or deepen relationships. Continue reading →
It’s a simple phrase in the middle of a simple prayer, yet its implications far outsize any attempt on our part to really grasp what it means—or what we mean when we pray it so often.
“Thy Kingdom come.” Continue reading →