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.
What is it like to volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata? Thousands travel to Kolkata, India, each year to give their time helping the order of sisters Blessed Teresa founded to “satiate the thirst of Jesus” by serving the poor in the slums of India. Anyone can volunteer. And you don’t have to […]
“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 […]
The pope also transitioned into a beautiful send-off: “We can say that World Youth Day begins today and continues tomorrow, in your homes, since that is where Jesus wants to meet you from now on.”
It was a rough July, on a national scale, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.
Where do people get this “lazy days of summer” notion? It just hasn’t happened, as far as I can feel.
Integral ecology is an ethic that respects both persons and the environment and does justice to both.
When the Vatican released in 2015 the pope’s encyclical on the environment, the now famous “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” I set out to find a way to heed its call.