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Freedom Day

Established by the UN General Assembly in 1993, the May 3rd observance of World Press Freedom Day reminded us of threats to reporters, including the targeted killing of five Capital Gazette employees in Annapolis, Maryland, last June and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia this past October. According to recent [...]

By |2019-05-12T17:00:23-04:00May 12th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

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 |2019-01-31T13:13:23-05:00January 31st, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments


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 |2019-01-25T08:31:30-05:00January 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 |2019-01-18T10:35:25-05:00January 18th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments