Inspired to compassion by a world in conflict, we can turn to scripture to consider how the Holy Family would respond in similar circumstances. Mustard Seed Training's free monthly download is the Flight into Egypt. Artwork is by Joan Bratt, and activity by Meagen Farrell. The document includes: Scripture Reflection ActivitySupplies Refugees May NeedColoring PageBlack... Continue Reading →
In an increasingly diverse American church, how should we use images of Jesus for teaching children? One artisan reflects on her own experience & methods.
Many people are justifiably concerned about the impact of COVID-19, not only on health but on the economy: Some people suggest that suicide rates will increase if we do not put people back to work immediately. They claim that more children in the U.S. will experience neglect and starvation. They demand we act today to... Continue Reading →
In a church, your fundraisers should do more than bring in money! They should teach your values. We used a Monks Bread fundraiser to buy kid-sized furniture.
This morning, I got to read one of my favorite verses in scripture. The first reading is from Acts 15, when the early Christian communities have gathered in Jerusalem to deal with one of the biggest controversies in the early Church. As you may have figured out by now, I love to study controversy, and... Continue Reading →
Confession: This summer, I became known as "the underwear lady." Quick links: CSSJ Federation Event 2016, Event Banquet Video, Esperanza Threads, PACT women's apparel, Fundraise with Spreadshirt, CIW's Fair Food Shirts, Cruelty Free Clothing Guide Picture this: 700 people at round tables in a banquet room in Orlando, Florida. The tables are tastefully decorated with white... Continue Reading →
Hough's ashes were a symptom of a greater social wound. How can Ferguson's suffering lead to treatment and new life?
This post is in memory of Kathleen Bahlinger, CSJ who just shocked the community with her sudden passing while in active, great health at the age of 75. I had the pleasure of meeting Sr Kathleen during a visit to New Orleans in March for the amazing 2013 COABE National Conference. One of my life... Continue Reading →
Les Miserables is more than just a movie! Some snippets of what Victor Hugo had to say about the Papal Conclave, prison, and education.