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State of the Union

As of this posting, the State of the Union address has yet to be delivered; however, there is much to be addressed concerning the union's state. Political speech has been reduced to soundbites and tweets and the rhetorical distinctions between news reports and commentaries are vanishing. Even before last Thursday 's vote on the two [...]

By |2019-01-31T13:13:23+00:00January 31st, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Hope

This week has called us to hope and action. On Monday we were reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of unity. And today we end the octave of prayer for Christian unity, joining our prayer to Christ's, “That all may be one.” Both Dr. King and Jesus spoke their hopes while expecting to [...]

By |2019-01-25T08:31:30+00:00January 25th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Baptism of Jesus Resisting Temptation of Isolationism

Last Sunday we celebrated the baptism of Jesus. Immediately after Jesus's baptism, the Spirit led Jesus into the desert where after forty days Satan tempted him. At our baptism, we were called to share in Christ’s mission as priest, prophet and king. Given the lengthy government shutdown and divisive political discourse, we may be tempted [...]

By |2019-01-18T10:35:25+00:00January 18th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Migrant Crisis, Government Shutdown

What a contrast of images and experiences this Christmas season has delivered to us! Nativity scenes have moved us through time and space to Bethlehem and memories and movies have moved us back to childhood moments of opening presents and to more grown-up memories of opening our very selves to new graces and experiences through [...]

By |2019-01-04T09:39:23+00:00January 4th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

The Immaculate Conception of Mary

On Saturday, December 8th, we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. We recall God’s care for us from the first moment of creation and God’s call to participate in spreading justice and peace. Last week the Senate voted to open argument on continuing aid to the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen. If successful, [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:05:01+00:00December 5th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Rhetoric of Peace 100th Anniversary WW1

Last week world leaders and local communities commemorated the end of World War I at 11 AM on November 11th, 1918. In US ceremonies, we celebrated Veterans’ Day, honoring all who have served in the military; heroic and tragic stories reminded us that peace has not yet triumphed over conflict. Though not an armed conflict, [...]

By |2018-11-16T13:40:31+00:00November 16th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Violence and the Mid-Term Elections

Last week's news was filled with violence and threats of violence. On Wednesday, a white man shot and killed two African Americans, one in a Louisville, Kentucky, grocery store, the other in the parking lot . Addressing a white bystander, the gunman noted that he would not shoot or be shot by the man because [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:36:09+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Temporary Status Injunction

                          Last week U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction delaying the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a number of groups. As stated in the October 4th on-line posting by the Center [...]

By |2018-10-12T09:53:25+00:00October 12th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Pope Francis & China

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi whose mission began with a command from Christ to repair the church. Our Holy Father has assumed the name and the task of Saint Francis. As has been widely reported, Pope Francis has been addressing sex abuse within the church, acknowledging the history of neglect [...]

By |2018-10-03T12:00:21+00:00October 4th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments