Scripture for Life: We celebrate this Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on the heels of the first session of the synod on synodality. The synod is calling us to learn how to journey together as church and as the people of the world.
Now in our mid-90s, we reflect on our calling, past and present. The years have contained memories to be shared, experiences of light and darkness, moments that prepared us for this phase of our lives.
Horizons - Yes, young people leave the church, and "nones" seem to be increasing, but I've seen a counternarrative firsthand. During World Youth Day, some 1.5 million young people around me witnessed a faith that isn't dead.
Many of my sister-"sheros" are dealing with diminishment and the frailty of aging. We are accustomed to doing great things for the people of God. It can be hard to not be at the forefront of ministerial action anymore.