Lenten Reflection: Worrying Can Help, Until it Hurts

Lenten Reflection: Worrying Can Help, Until it Hurts

Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.  Is that the message of (last) Sunday’s Gospel? There was a song years ago “Don’t Worry be Happy.” Is that what Jesus is telling us?      I think we need to remember this reading is part of the Sermon on...
3 Ideas to Change the Way You Look at Lent

3 Ideas to Change the Way You Look at Lent

Ask some Dominican Sisters of Hope what they’re giving up for Lent, and you might be surprised at their answers. Lent is traditionally a time of fasting, almsgiving, and penance; but it’s easy to lose the true meaning of these when we focus our attention on display or...
5 Ways to Do Good Now, According to Sister Connie

5 Ways to Do Good Now, According to Sister Connie

Flickr: Pennsylvania National Guard “In our call as Christians, as Catholics, as people, we should be able to help one another without being asked to do it,” says Sister Connie Kelly, a Dominican Sister of Hope. She’s not all talk. Sister Connie was the Campus...
Sisters Participate in Lenten Fast for Climate Justice

Sisters Participate in Lenten Fast for Climate Justice

“Concerned about man-made climate change and united by our Catholic faith, we have come together to care for God’s creation, for the poor, who are the most vulnerable to climate disruption, and for our children, who will face the worst impacts in the coming years. We...
Growing into Lent

Growing into Lent

Flickr: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.   When we were in grammar school, no one would have called us well-behaved, especially during Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons in Lent. But we were quiet as we timed the priest from station to station and silently cheered...