“Our missionary vocation is essentially a work of great expectations and lively hope.” These words of our founder Mother Mary Joseph, spoken in 1949, were sent to us by the Eden community for this General Assembly.
Ever since we were young children, we’ve been looking up at the night sky, perhaps saying silently or calling out, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” or “the stars at night are big and bright…” That attraction, that wonder, that allurement led
I went to a rally in Washington, D.C., on July 25 for the protection of Central American children entering the United States illegally. The rally was held in back of the White House at the same time President Obama was having a meeting with the presidents from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
In August 2014, I attended a meeting of a New York group called Religion and Peace in Stony Point, NY. I met a young Iraqi mother who told me that all her life, her country has been at war. Now, her children are born into more violence and war.
“They are back at it… I guess ‘they’ will never make peace…” Well, if we say or think of it this way, we are "off the hook" so we can walk on and leave the people of Gaza to continue being bombed, targeted, destroyed… and, yes, massacred. We in our country, have been viewing a one sided presentation of what happened in Gaza… a very well crafted Israeli construction. This solitary analysis, of course, is what the Is
April 16, 2014, marked a milestone in my life when I was able to return to my part-time work at Catholic Charities Hawaii after spending three long months of incapacitation waiting for my broken right femur to heal. As a senior service intaker, I respond to calls from seniors 60 and older requesting transportation and housing assistance.
Culture – that illustrious, comprehensive, difficult-to-pin-down term – is at the root of so many discussions today, ranging from those who lament the state of modern media or those who are simply questioning why it’s slightly impolite to directly ask for the time in Japan. What is it, then, that prompts the residents of two neighboring towns in Michigan to join religious orders at a rate much higher than the national average?
John XXIII. How many of you remember him? Well, lest we forget, he was made a saint very recently…celebrating his wisdom and hope for our global future. We need both of those qualities right now. As anyone can see there are very few leaders in our world today whom we could describe as full of wisdom and hope for our future.