Where Is The Heart?

Every social grouping—families, schools, cities, various organizations, nations—has rules or laws. The purpose of these rules or laws is not to bind people to rigid behaviors, but to facilitate the relationships that bind them to one another as a social grouping. So it is with God’s commandments and our relationship to God and each other. […]

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YSU Honors Students Global Day of Service

Saturday, August 29th  YSU Honors Scholars participated in an  Annual Day of Service. More than 350 students volunteered  their time . Our home  was just one of their service sites! WHAT QUALIFIES AS SERVICE? Quite a lot, actually.  Cleaning up parks, volunteering at shelters, working with animals—but also helping any part of the  community that […]

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A Choice To Stay or To Go

The more serious the choice, the more far-reaching are its consequences. For example, the simple choice of whether or not to go out to eat has rather limited consequences: for budget, for diet, for companionship. The more serious choice, for example, of being faithful to our responsibilities in life has far-reaching consequences: for ensuring the […]

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LCWR Assembly 2015

At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 11-14, the approximately 800 participants discussed some of the essential considerations facing religious life and its leaders under the theme of “Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World.”   In a reflection delivered at the […]

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Living Bread

Eating is necessary for life. Do we eat to live, or live to eat? With respect to the Eucharist, the answer to this question—both parts of it—is yes. Eating and drinking the risen Christ’s Body and Blood gives us a share now in divine Life: we eat to live. Further, we must daily deepen our […]

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