When I was involved with congregational-based community organizing in Chicago, I disliked the staged protests we were encouraged to do — with lots of planned clapping and cheering, meant to show our power of numbers and commitment to whatever leader we were addressing. It reminded me too much of the required pep rallies we had to attend in high school, expected to shout and clap as our cheerleaders symbolically demonstrated belittling and wiping out the “enemy” — our opposing team. Continue Reading
Someone about whom I care deeply, has faith and is drawn to a deeper faith, but is repelled by the institutions of the faithful—the Church. How do I play a part in his struggle, especially when, in large measure, I share it? Continue Reading
Read Lenten reflections from Sisters Phyllis McMurray and Catherine Cleary. Lenten blessings to you!
How often have you found yourself anxious for possibly groundless reasons? And acting rashly in search of affirmation, in ways that are either unnecessary or unpleasantly grasping–ways that compounded your anxiousness? Continue Reading