August 2020

Dear Reader: The Courage of St. Clare

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Racism Is a Sin with Deep Roots

We often hear people talk about the "sin of racism. " Books and articles describe racism as America's original sin. We identify racism with events and actions like slavery or Jim Crow laws. But it's still corroding our nation.
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Editorial: Standing in Solidarity against Systemic Racism

I am a white American male with a college degree and a career, and I was blessed to be raised in a loving, Catholic home by parents who valued education, hard work, and faith. Apart from a few speeding tickets, ...
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Covenant House: Forgotten No More

Housed in a nondescript building in the shadow of gleaming skyscrapers and high-end boutiques in Manhattan, Covenant House is a place of refuge and hope for teens and young adults left behind.
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The Courage to Change: Wisdom from Assisi

Metanoia is a process of change, of deepening conversion. Francis and Clare can be models for us today as we try to live out the Gospel in our own challenging times.
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Followers of St. Francis: Dedicated to Dignity

Long associated as a symbol of respite, shelter, and nourishment, an oasis serves as a spiritual metaphor as well as a place of spiritual rejuvenation. With that symbol in mind and energized with the Franciscan spirit, Brother David Buer, OFM, ...
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