Political Correctness: Love It or Leave It

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

Political Correctness

What’s the big deal about political correctness?  The Oxford Dictionary defines political correctness as “the avoidance of forms of expression or actions that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.” Isn’t this just common courtesy and concern? Didn’t most of us learn to treat others the way we would like to be treated, including how we talked about them? Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

Taking a Moment to Log-Off

Kelly Litt
Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

Finding the Fact via Social Media

The news flooded in quickly as I received an alert on my cell phone about the violent incident at Ohio State University last week. I quickly contacted my friends who work for or attend OSU. One friend mentioned that her class had been on lock-down, yet they weren’t sure what exactly was happening because distorted information was spreading so quickly via cell phones and social media that they couldn’t decipher what was factual about the situation. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

One Step Forward Each Day

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

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 →

Posted in Associate Blog

Sr. Lucille Mary Rachan

lucille-mary-rachanDominican 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 →

Posted in Obituaries

How Would You Respond?

maidung-nguyenI 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 →

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