Sister Patricia McCarthy
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Even with the long warm fall New England has enjoyed this year, there will be a winter and it will be cold. People living on the streets or moving from shelter to shelter will become more obvious, as … more
He had large hands. His left one rested easily on the boy’s left shoulder. Both looked comfortable with the arrangement. They sat in the first pew at a daily Mass in a Church about 500 feet from … more
Within the past few weeks there was an amazing rescue of a twelve-year-old boy whose foot got caught in a drain at a water resort. It was only a few feet of water but the boy’s head couldn’t … more
Resurrection is a hard sell. One would think it would be easier than suffering and crucifixion, but ironically it isn’t. No one alive today is unaware of the ordeal of suffering and pain: in … more
By Sr. Patricia McCarthy, CND Pope Francis wrote “Amoris Laetitia”, The Joy of Love, on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2016 after a two year study and Synod of Bishops on the topic of … more
For the past fifty years January 1 has been celebrated as a World Day of Peace. There is hardly a country in the entire world that has not been involved in wars, police actions, uprisings or violent … more
Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. died April 30 at 94 years of age. He was a peacemaker, a peace teacher, a peace activist and a prolific peace writer for the past 60 years. His death made the front page of … more
Walter Brueggermann, a scripture scholar, has done extensive work on the study of prophets in the scripture. Connecting passion with prophecy he claims “the possibility of passion is a primary … more
In 1985, Father Mary Jenco, a Servite priest was taken hostage in Beirut and held for 19 months, suffering gravely at the hands of a Shiite group. After his return, he traveled around the country … more
Christmas cards, pageants, songs and decorations usually portray the same mix of people, angels and animals in an attempt to create visual images of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem 2,000 years … more
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