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Posts Tagged ‘Sr. Theresa Rickard OP’


 

 

Young people can attract others to the Church

The word of the Lord came to me: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. “Ah, Lord God!” I said, “I do not know ...
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Healing Our Church

The Pennsylvania grand-jury report in the summer of 2018 and the allegations against former Cardinal McCarrick reopened the wounds of the clergy sexual-abuse crisis and coverup. As I read the detail of the crimes committed against the most vulnerable, I experienced anger, disillusionment, and shame. I wanted to distance myself ...
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The God of Hope Comes Even in the Darkness

The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the ...
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Life Begins at Forty for RENEW

Life Begins at Forty was a 1932 bestselling self-help book by Walter B. Pitkin. It was very popular and influential. Although Pitkin did not coin the phrase “life begins at forty,” the success of his book put it into general circulation, so much so that after 1932 it became an ...
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Mid-Lent Call: Get Back on the Way

I recently spoke on a Friday night at a parish Stations of the Cross. The title of the Lenten series is “The Way Walkers.” I love the image of being a “way walker”—one who walks in the Way of Jesus.   St. Paul, before his conversion, took prisoners who “belonged to ...
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Take up the Challenge for Becoming a Better You for God, Yourself and Others

Mark Twain wrote: “New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.”   Twain’s appraisal of the New Year makes me smile but rings a bit too true. I believe Twain captures the ...
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