Our son, Eric, and his wife, Jenny, live in the tiny town of Garfield, Washington. They have been married for 11 years. Eric, a poster boy for Scandinavians, is 6 feet 7 inches tall, with blonde hair and pale blue eyes. Jenny, born in Colombia is 5 feet tall, with long black hair and brown […]
During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our election day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly put out a range of voting guides.
Scribbling hope. That’s how I would describe my attendance at this fall’s Diocesan Council of Catholic Women conference on Saturday, Sept. 17. I usually write down things that people say or something that I read that touches me in my little cheapo composition tablets from Walmart or Target. Kind of like, treasures of the heart. […]
His name is Omran. He sits motionless in an Aleppo ambulance after his family home was bombed. His silent stare screams at anyone looking: “I am a human being! Why can’t you see me?”
Shortly before I started the fifth grade, my family moved from a farm in South Dakota to the farm where my mom grew up in Minnesota. Naturally, with this move came a change in schools. I went from public school to a Catholic grade school. This was my introduction to sisters — as in nuns […]
Conscience brings us into the realm of morality, considering not only what could be done, but what ought to be done in specific situations.
“Migrant workers.” Many of us have heard that term, and many of us have a picture of who these workers are and what their lives are like. Right?
It always amazes me in the early spring to witness the growth of new life around me from the leafless trees and barren soil to the abundant green of fields and forest during the summer months. This year, my perennial flower gardens and my large yard are flourishing with all the beautiful rain and overall […]
It has been just a year since David Daleiden from the Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing fees for human fetal tissue and organs they procured through abortion.
Where do people get this “lazy days of summer” notion? It just hasn’t happened, as far as I can feel.