Mary M. McGlone is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and a historical theologian currently writing the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Second Sunday of Advent: Change from the ground up

Scripture for Life: What's not to love about John the Baptist? Frankly, just about everything if you happen to be the object of his acidic critiques.


First Sunday of Advent: Do you have real hope?

Scripture for Life: The Advent season combines penitence and hope. It reminds us that our hope is little more than childish wishes until we recognize how we have failed to live up to our human vocation. 


Feast of Christ the King: Images of our savior

Scripture for Life: Christian art is graphic theology. The Christian community makes theology experiential. The life of the baptized can never be neutral. We who pray, "Thy kingdom come," are always presenting an image of Christ to the world.


Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: A world of disorder

Scripture for Life: The Gospel tells us that we can accept today's crises — from the personal to the cosmic — as God-given occasions of grace and opportunities to give witness.