Spiritual Reflections: People of faith only change their behavior when they personally see a need to change, not when they're ordered to do so.
Jan 13-26, 2017
Volunteers: Being in the Ignatian Volunteer Corps means having connections that direct particular skills to nonprofit agencies who can use them.
Preview: I'm uncomfortable in crowded places, but put a microphone in my hand, and let me stand amid a band, and I will enjoy a crowd as big as you please.
Preview: "If I could, I'd live here," Deacon Denny Duffell said with a faint smile as he waited in Seattle Children's Hospital for an elevator.
NCR Book Club: Fair's spare memoir of his time as a contractor in Iraq conveys his bewilderment, his fumbling through life, his fight to retain his principles.
Divided we stand: "The political polarization is so extreme and comes from such deep, entrenched places. ... It's really up to we the people to do this work."
NCR Book Club: Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow's Goddess and God in the World, with its conversation about the divine, is timely and compelling.
Global Sisters Report: My three years' experience with immigrant children in detention touches my heart. Every child, every story, every face, are part of me now.
Soul Seeing: The integration of indigenous wisdom, typically associated with a deep love for the natural environment, is hindered by our unexamined religious attitudes.
We say: The martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother forces U.S. Catholics, to confront the complicity of our culture — and by extension, of each of us — in his martyrdom.