Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

What Is Important?

Love never fails

What is the highest value of our culture? How does that single value arrange other values?  When we ignore the rhetoric and simply look at someone’s lifestyle (ourselves or others), we’ll soon learn the answer to the question: what’s most important? The question asks more than values. It points toward a life orientation. It helps […]

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That I Might See

Jesus heals a blind man

From a very young age we learn to see through the eyes of others. We learn to desire what we see. We desire what other people desire.   We learn to look from our parents, friends and culture. Through our parents we learn shame and approval, what is dirty or clean, what is beautiful, and […]

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You Know Not What You Ask

Wordle: Mark 10:35-45

The humorist Dave Berry learned a thing or two on his summer internship in Washington forty years ago. But like many internships, his expectations met with very different realities. Years later, and with typical wit and wisdom, Berry deconstructed the distorted values that characterized those corridors of power:   “[W]hen I got to Washington I […]

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Welcoming the Immigrants We Once Were

Communities of Catholic Sisters based in Ohio and Kentucky are calling on President Obama and Congress to work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform, and on State legislators to refrain from passing laws that would restrict the human rights of immigrants. The collaborative effort comprises the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Region 6 and the […]

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What Must I Do?

coins in hand

When was the last time eagerness welled up in us causing us to “run” toward something? Certainly when labor begins for a couple having their first child, they may literally “run” to the hospital eager to welcome this new life into the world. We tend to be most eager and run toward something when what […]

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