Posts filed under: TRUTH that does JUSTICE

Let this sink in: We’ve already used up a year’s worth of Earth’s resources Wednesday, August 1st, is Earth Overshoot Dayfor 2018. What is Earth Overshoot Day?It is the day in any given year that the human community has used more from nature than Earth can renew in the entire...
Pentecost: Uncaging the Spirit, Uncaging Ourselves Christian churches around the world celebrate Pentecost, the feast of the gift of the Holy Spirit at the launch of the Christian mission. I am afraid, however, that through the centuries, Christian churches have too often softened and domesticated our understanding of the Spirit. A...
Tens of thousands of students across the U.S. have again walked out of their schools in a coordinated effort to demand an end to gun violence.  This protest takes place on the 19thanniversary of the Columbine school shooting.  Since then, more than 208,000 students across the country have experienced gun...
John 10:31-42 As I wrote in my last blog entry, I believe that the Spirit of God is active in social movements in our times, as has been the case throughout history. It requires a discerning social consciousness for all serious Christians. Holiness is not simply a personal interior quest...
The Holy Spirit has a new organizing tool. The hashtag. #MeToo #TimesUp #EnoughIsEnough #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives. The list can go on. There is no better recent example than the way #MeToo created a sense of solidarity and protection that gave victims around the world, people who had been threatened into silence...
The first Preface for Lent in the Catholic liturgy begins by thanking God for giving us “this joyful season.” That’s not the way I grew up thinking of and experiencing Lent! It was more about giving things up [often candy as a kid. Oh how we looked forward to noon...
What truth can wrap around the events of these last few days, straining to bend them toward justice? What events? Thursday, January 11th in a meeting with lawmakers on DACA and immigration protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration agreement, President...
“President Trump has made more that 2,000 false or misleading claims over 355 days.”   Headline, The Washington Post, January 10, 2018 Truth, such a treasured focus and value in Dominican spirituality, has had a very tough couple years. So I was especially pleased when Karen Rossman, OP, the Program Director...
“Be Watchful!  Be Alert!  You do not know when the time will come!”  [Mk. 13:33] This opening line from the gospel for the 1st Sunday of Advent seems in no way unusual.  We hear a similar message each year at this time.  But this year it may be providing the context...