Monthly Archives: September 2018

September 29

Reflection It seems that suddenly we have come to the end of September. Wasn’t it just April? Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of our children, the…

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September 28

Reflection Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) was the last encyclical drafted by Pope John XXIII who died on June 3, 1963 two months after its completion. It is interesting to read it more than half century later.  In the encyclical, four clear principles are enumerated as criteria for the proper establishment of a humane peaceful order in the world.…

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The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Calls for the Protection of Immigrants

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge regulation. We view such changes as yet another attempt by the Trump administration to restrict immigration and punish immigrant families, to force parents to make impossible…

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September 27

Reflection While theologians have long debated Jesus’ true mission, that of apocalyptic prophet, sage teacher of wisdom, or sacrificial lamb, the variety of images and stories of Jesus seems to point to one reality: an experience of someone who is beyond all description while at the same time being the embodiment of that for which the deepest human yearnings strive…One…

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September 25

Reflection E Pluribus Unum is the traditional motto of the United States and proclaims in Latin “out of many, one”. We might take the time to reflect on what it says and what we want to believe about this nation: that a diverse people can achieve unity. Unity is about affirming commonalities. It promotes living in harmony with others. Unity is…

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September 24

Reflection Your kindness should be known to all. Philippians4:4-7 If we wrap ourselves in religious arrogance we are poor witnesses to the gospel. We are called to have regard for the feelings, rights, and traditions of others. Courtesy and consideration are marks of this respect whether we agree with them or not. To dishonor someone publically, to scorn and condemn…

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