We are living in the midst of several major crises, including the environment and the institutional church. Does academic theology play a role? Well, yes. As co-creators, we can begin to better integrate theology and science.
As I get settled in a new ministry in a new town with a new set of people, there is a whole new set of opportunities to practice taking my hand off the plow — letting go of what isn't mine.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Maxine and her guests are joined by students from Sacred Heart Academy. The sisters field a question about the coolest things they've ever done.
Servants of the Blessed Sacrament sisters founded the Eucharistic Adoration Association in 2005 at their motherhouse based in Bien Hoa City. What began with nine people now has 8,000 members throughout Vietnam. Sr. Maria Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan said the association aims to help promote devotion to the Eucharist, the "great mystery of faith," to live by it and to bear witness to it.
If we could only remember who we are -- made in the likeness of God! And we are called to represent God wherever we may be: in our family, in class and even in the streets.
I cherish the gift religious life has been to me and so many others, a gift kept alive in this sometimes crazy and broken institution we call "church." But as I reflect on identifying myself as Catholic, the words often catch in my throat.
Stop and think about what makes a person "authentic." Now, do the same with "spiritual." Finally, think of what characterizes a good "leader." Are there any traits in common? Keep them in mind as we explore scriptural passages about Mary.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Maxine and guests look for the God moments in our busy day-to-day lives.
From Where I Stand: By St. Benedict's 12th step of humility, we are meant to be able to blend into the world around us -- serene, contented, open -- too grounded interiorly to crave public approval.
What does a "religious solution" to the environmental problem look like in a church that seems to be riddled with dysfunction? But the crisis does not belong to the clergy alone; we also have a crisis of academic theology.
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