Prison Reform: A Corporal Work of Mercy

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on May 19, 2015

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Many of us have watched on television or heard of programs involving prisoners being allowed to work with animals.  One program uses prisoners to train service dogs for people with special needs.   Another program allows prisoners to work with abused and neglected horses, helping rehabilitate both horses and people. These opportunities are a “win-win” situation, […]

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Anthropocene – The Age of Us

by Mary Deborah Carlin, SND on April 28, 2015

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The word anthropology has been uppermost in my mind throughout  Lent into EASTER.   It all began with a casual conversation with Sister Mary Karita Ivancic, SND. She was talking about the Christian Anthropology class she teaches at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.   I wanted to attend the classes and Sister took care that  I could […]

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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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