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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

Mother of Sorrows

This past week we were shaken by yet another report of sexual abuse within the church, this time coming from the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Detailing decades of abuse and cover-ups in six Pennsylvania dioceses, the report is shocking in reporting the details of abuse, the large number of victims, the number of perpetrators and [...]

By |2018-08-20T10:46:43+00:00August 20th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Death Penalty Catechism

As announced last week, the revised text of the Catholic catechism states: “The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and the dignity of the person.” As noted in the October 11th, 2017, online America posting, Pope Francis called for the revisions because the death penalty’,”... is, of itself, contrary [...]

By |2018-08-09T14:53:57+00:00August 9th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Mary, Untier of Knots (Thailand Cave Rescue)

For several weeks the world watched the rescue of twelve members of a soccer team and their coach who had been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. None of the possible rescue scenarios was without danger, as the death of Thailand's former Navy Seal .Saman Kunan demonstrated when after delivering oxygen tanks to the [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:39:52+00:00July 20th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

“Seat of Wisdom Supreme Court?”

      Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court has caused great speculation and concern about future nominees and has aroused many memories of Kennedy’s position on the court as a Republican appointed by a Republican president who often was the swing vote, siding sometimes with the liberal judges, sometimes with [...]

By |2018-07-09T22:27:19+00:00July 9th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Seeking and Witnessing Truth

July 4th called us to remember once again the ideals affirmed in our country's founding documents. On Thursday, June 29th, five staff members of the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, were murdered, apparently targeted by a gunman who in 2012 had made an unsuccessful attempt to sue the newspaper group for defamation. [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:30:17+00:00July 5th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments