New Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Dedicated This Week

A guest post from Good Ground Press, Co-Publisher, Therese Sherlock, CSJ A new statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was dedicated on the Washington Mall this week.  It got me thinking about the civil rights struggle.  Sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., led freedom marchers one week and the Ku Klux Klan burned crossesContinue reading “New Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Dedicated This Week”

A prayer for the victims of Hurricane Irene

You will have pain and affliction, trouble and strain and doubt. But you shall not be overcome and all shall be well. Yes, all shall be well, and all will be well, and you shall see yourself that all manner of things shall be well. Julian of Norwich

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Peter is a rock; the Sunday after that Peter is a stumbling block

In the gospel for August 21 Peter is a rock; the Sunday after that Peter is a stumbling block. This Sunday Peter is the heroic first believer, the leader among the disciples, who steps forward to answer Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answers, “You are the Messiah, the son ofContinue reading “21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Peter is a rock; the Sunday after that Peter is a stumbling block”

Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going?

We ask ourselves several basic questions repeatedly in our lives. Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? The Church answers these questions in regard to Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus. Who is she? The Church answers, “The mother of God.” Where does Mary come from? Nazareth, naturally. ButContinue reading “Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going?”

Feed My Starving Children: How you can help

Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9 That Bible verse is one of the rallying cries of Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 in Minnesota. Last night, Sister Joan was invited to join a crew of friends and family in volunteering to pack food forContinue reading “Feed My Starving Children: How you can help”

Catholic Relief Services: Social Justice in Action

Yesterday, I received an email from Catholic Relief Services (CRS), perhaps you did, too. If not, they are people you’ll want to know. CRS extends the charity of Catholics of the United States overseas.  CRS is working in Somalia to address the worsening famine. If you would like to know more about the famine, please read CRS’s EastContinue reading “Catholic Relief Services: Social Justice in Action”

Why do famines keep happening?

Keeping Faith August 4, 2011 Tuesday I saw starving Somali children on the news, almost too hard to watch. Wednesday night the One Campaign sponsored a conversation by phone on the drought in Africa. Honestly it was encouraging to hear from people Josette Sheeran from the United Nations World Food Programme comes on the phone. SheContinue reading “Why do famines keep happening?”

2011: The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew is the focus in 2011. The First Sunday of Advent begins the new Church year and a new cycle of Sunday scripture readings.  In 2011 the Church reads from Matthew’s gospel, the second gospel written.   Matthew writes about AD 85 for Gentiles, seekers like the magi, who believe in Jesus and his new law as a resultContinue reading “2011: The Gospel of Matthew”