Judith Best, SSND, is coordinator of www.sturdyroots.org and gives presentations on the heritage of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She is also exploring evolution as the bridge between science and religion.

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Pops' way of life leveled the field, made us better

I met some someone who helped me realize how much I judge others by appearances and not substance.

Racial divide worsens in Ferguson

As my city remembers the fifth anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, a black teenager, by a white police officer, as the nation marks 400 years since the start of African slavery, there are disturbing signs that the racial divide in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, continues to escalate.

The Faithful and the Furious

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.

Pentecost and the language of spring

On outdoor porch swing, my "oneness with Creation" provides a morning liturgy like none other: I can only praise a Cosmic Creator whose evolutionary artistry leaves me speechless. This is the context in which I've read a new biography on Thomas Berry.