Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

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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International Columnist Visits The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown

Tony Magliano

Tony Magliano, an internationally-syndicated columnist, recently visited the Mahoning Valley as a guest speaking of The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown.   Magliano, at right with Sister Nancy Dawson, General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, stayed in a guest room at the Ursuline Center while in town. The Maryland native focuses his […]

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Enfolding Love

jesus and tge children

At the beginning of this gospel, Jesus reminded his listeners of what God’s original plan was for marriage. A man and a woman were to be united and live as one. It was simple. But as relationships developed, marriage must have been as complicated then as it is now because Moses had to make concessions […]

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