Remembering as Prayer: the Dance of Light and Shadow

Remembering as Prayer: the Dance of Light and Shadow

First and foremost – Happy Anniversary, Hope And so let us put ourselves in the hands of God and pray our remembering. Yes our prayer is an act of remembering, but not for the sake of nostalgia, but for the sake of encountering the grace of God given and received over...
The Life and Legend of Catherine

The Life and Legend of Catherine

In celebration of the 50th year of Catherine of Siena being named a Doctor of the Church, we’re launching a seven-part podcast. In our inaugural episode, Dominican Sister of Hope Catherine Walsh, OP shares the life of Catherine of Siena. Listen Here:...
Those Who Fight for Justice Bring Hope

Those Who Fight for Justice Bring Hope

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I remember that exciting time. I was glued to the TV. Yet as I anticipate that anniversary, I wonder why this nation that could send men to the moon cannot create a humane and just immigration system. Just as I am...
Holy Innocents Still Suffer Today, Just Look at the U.S. Border

Holy Innocents Still Suffer Today, Just Look at the U.S. Border

Today I was reflecting on the scriptures in which Herod, learning from the Magi of the birth of Jesus whom they name New King, is thwarted from his plans to eliminate Jesus. The Magi never return to give him the exact location of the Child. So, in anger, he has all...
Pilate asks, “What is Truth?” What is our Answer?

Pilate asks, “What is Truth?” What is our Answer?

In a recent New Yorker, Evan Osnos tells the story of Xu who, as a young person, followed Mao Zedong’s way of making China strong and eradicating injustice. He did so until the very ones he emulated imprisoned him. He escaped three times from the prison, only to be...