Remaining Open to an Honest View of Islam

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on February 10, 2015

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While traveling in Israel in 2007 I rode a camel for a short distance.  I asked the name of the camel and also of the young man who took care of the camel.  Both names sounded like a form of peace.   I looked up the Arabic meaning for Saleem,  the name of the camel.  The […]

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Christmas: Celebration of Emmanuel, God with Us

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on December 18, 2014

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As I was preparing to write this reflection on Christmas I asked for some input.  One person suggested she would like to be in a time machine to go back to the actual event when our God came among us in Bethlehem, in order to experience the peace and joy of that holy encounter. Certainly […]

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Advent Musings

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on December 8, 2014

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Advent is the season of the church year where we wait, we wonder, we hope, we pray.  The most amazing birth in human history is celebrated and remembered by millions throughout the world as the birth that changed us forever.  It speaks of peace in times of trouble, violence and war.  It calls attention to […]

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So Thankful For a Day of Gratitude

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on November 25, 2014

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Thanksgiving as an official holiday dates back to 1863, when President Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War, promulgated this yearly feast.  This Thanksgiving blog entry comes

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Cherishing Our Elders

by Emilia Castelletti, SND on November 12, 2014

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I recently used this article with my junior Theology students at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (NDCL) to discuss values and attitudes of the Catholic Church as portrayed in the media. We all agreed that this article was a positive image of the Church, in respecting not only the beginning of life issues, but also those dealing […]

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How do people get trapped into human trafficking?

by Sister Laura Wingert, SND on October 21, 2014

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I am often asked, “How do people get trapped into human trafficking?” First, being trapped is not something a person chooses. The victim gets caught. The traffickers are like spiders who spin webs to capture their pray. They study human nature and know what people want: a great job, glamour, fame, money, attention, to be […]

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Finding Hope in a Fragile World

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on October 7, 2014

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In early September I was in the car riding with some sisters to an exhibit of Sr. Corita Kent’s art work.   We decided to pray the rosary on the way to the exhibit and  began with intentions.  One sister joked, “the intentions will be longer than the rosary”. There is certainly much to pray for in our […]

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School Supplies…a Lesson in Abundance

by Sally Huston, SND on September 30, 2014

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As I began my 47th year of teaching I found myself reflecting on an aspect of school which I have taken for granted during my teaching career:  school supplies! Teaching now in a K-12 Catholic School I have become more aware of the lists and lists of “required” equipment which schools expect each child to […]

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What to do With the Children?

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on July 22, 2014

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There has been much debate over what to do with the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the border into the U.S., hoping to connect with their families here, and hoping  to be allowed to stay.  On one side of the debate are those who say, “Send them back, as quickly as […]

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