Just War?

Lately it seems to be harder and harder to come to grips with war. Or the idea of war and what to think of it.

Growing into Lent

We know that Easter will come, and I hope we know that we will eventually share in eternal happiness. But that knowing does not lessen what Lent in th...

Is Peace What We All Want?

Often, we seek non-relationship, the desire to sever connections by a violent annihilation of those we call “enemy.” Can peace ever be reached thi...

A Thanksgiving Reflection, December 1, 2014

I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with gratitude and that your Christmas will include happy meetings, in person or through memories, with loved ones...

November 18, 2014

By S. Marianne Watts, OP “CHANGES” We had our Veterans’ Day celebration recently and I was aware of my mixed feelings toward such memorials.  O...

September 28, 2014

by S. Marianne Watts, OP “CHANGES”   When I was very young, I thought I would like to be a spy when I grew up.  It would be like playing a hide-...

August 6, 2014

By Sister Marianne Watts, OP “CHANGES” As he was researching his book, Mercy, Cardinal Walter Kasper (“the Pope’s theologian”) made a surpri...

July 4, 2014

By Sister Marianne Watts, OP “CHANGES”  From a recent NCR article:   “Catholic social teaching is unfortunately the church’s best-kept secr...

May 11, 2014

By Sister Marianne watts, CHANGES        Words come in and out of fashion:  An ambiguous phrase that is quite prevalent now is “my truth.”  ...

April 4, 2014

By Sister Marianne Watts, CHANGES Lent is a time to heal separations. It’s a time of putting things together for the sake of unity, not pitting one ...