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Caring Infrastructure

As we move through Easter season. we can't help but think of the amazement and overwhelming joy Mary must have felt on Easter. As Simeon had prophesied, Mary experienced some extraordinary sorrows as Mother of the Redeemer, but she must also have experienced the day to day concerns we all experience in our care for [...]

By |2021-04-16T13:07:11-04:00April 16th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Caring Infrastructure

One In Christ

Michelangelo’s Pieta, one of the artist’s most familiar and moving works, depicts Mary holding the broken body of Christ. Although we are still pilgriming through Lent, that image is particularly apt as we remember the anniversary of the pandemic declaration and the loss we have endured. As Mother of the Church, Mary continues to hold [...]

By |2021-03-19T09:32:56-04:00March 19th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on One In Christ

Stimulus Bill and Binary Thinking

After a lengthy, argumentative process, the stimulus bill was passed by the Senate, then sent to the House for final approval and signed by President Biden. The pandemic aid plan is necessarily broad and multifaceted, aiming to restore economic, social, and physical health to individuals, businesses, communities, and the nation.  The passage of the bill [...]

By |2021-03-11T09:39:54-05:00March 12th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Stimulus Bill and Binary Thinking

For the People Voting Rights Reform Act

“We the people,” the often-repeated words that begin our nation’s constitution, remain both foundational and aspirational The Bill of Rights, those fundamental initial amendments define and protect rights and suggest that as circumstances and human experience and insight changes, our laws and policies also develop. Our very existence as a nation demands that we the [...]

By |2021-03-05T11:33:29-05:00March 5th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on For the People Voting Rights Reform Act

Biden First 30 Days, Paris Climate Accord

We are a third of the way through the first hundred days of the Biden administration. On assuming office, President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement on assuming office. Our renewed partnership in this worldwide effort took effect on February 19th. Over a hundred member countries have committed to achieve carbon [...]

By |2021-02-26T09:19:30-05:00February 26th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Biden First 30 Days, Paris Climate Accord

Post Impeachment

This year the first Sunday of Lent is also the feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, the day we remember the exercise of authority and servant leadership to which Pete and all our popes have been called. Witnessing the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, we have reflected on the role of [...]

By |2021-02-19T09:55:52-05:00February 19th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Post Impeachment

Tech Safety Act

As we move into Lent, we reflect on who we are and who the Gospel calls us to be. This renewal demands an examination of attitudes and actions. Events of the past year have engaged our nation in a similar examination of consciousness, and, of course, there is a connection between our individual and collective [...]

By |2021-02-12T11:14:44-05:00February 12th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Tech Safety Act

World Day of Sick

Having just passed the first anniversary of identifying COVID, we know how much healing our nation needs. As new, more contagious strains of the virus appear, the human toll increases. Statistics give an account of the number of people who have fallen ill and of those who have died of the virus, but true to [...]

By |2021-02-04T09:18:02-05:00February 4th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on World Day of Sick

Paris Accord Rejoining Presentation

In his inaugural address, President Biden reiterated his commitment to address the coronavirus pandemic, restore the economy, eliminate racial injustice, and confront climate change. In the hours and days since the inauguration, the president has undertaken a number of executive actions regarding these areas of concern. Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Biden delivered a letter [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:38:53-05:00January 29th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Paris Accord Rejoining Presentation

Words Matter-House Impeachment

Words matter.  The Incarnate Word, Jesus speaks unceasingly to us of God’s love.  We make vows; public officials begin their service with an oath to their office, convinced that people are as good as their word.  For almost two weeks, our nation has been immersed in a consideration of words and their consequences.  On January [...]

By |2021-01-18T12:45:34-05:00January 18th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Words Matter-House Impeachment
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