The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn — suppertime on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store. It had been months since I’d spoken with my college friend Wendy, but she skipped right over the small talk: she’s moving to St. Croix. When I heard St. […]
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 […]
The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at an historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.
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 […]
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 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.
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.