From NCR - Earlier this month, I received a rather nasty email via my website. On the contact form, the sender stated her "Reason for Contact" as "Affronted Catholic." She had been to NCR's website and read my post-election column.
GSR Today - I left my desk on Feb. 21 to go talk about the Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. It was one of just four public listening sessions held by the EPA in the entire U.S., and it was in Kansas City. How could I live here and not go?
GSR Today - For over 40 years, Sr. Evelyn Flanagan and Fr. Frankie Connor have built homes, created schools, and offered job training to the Badjaos in Cebu.
See for Yourself - Typically we wish that an aggravating or maddening experience had never happened, but taking a few moments to reflect on the event can often teach us wisdom.
Notes from the Field - Wherever your service leads you — in an office, in a classroom, at a meeting, or on a train ride home — don't lose sight of what is always at stake: real people's lives.
U.S. sisters at the U.N. spoke with GSR about their challenges as Americans serving on a global stage during the Trump administration. Sisters sympathize with Americans who are soul searching during this time of deep division. Some suggest that such questions of identity may benefit the U.S. in the long term.
In Conversation - Global Sisters Report columnist Sr. Nancy Sylvester explains contemplation and leads listeners through the setup for a regular meditative practice.
See for Yourself - On an investigative crime program I was watching recently, one of the detectives said, "The creep is lying through his teeth. It's so obvious. I have no doubts about his guilt."
Notes from the Field - There is a Haitian proverb that translates to "Follow your heart," and this island and its people provide plenty of opportunities to do just that in a manner that is true to self and remembers where you came from and what shaped you.
NCR Podcast: Anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti; younger sisters write about realities of religious life
In Conversation - Global Sisters Report's Chris Herlinger on anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti and at the U.N.; Srs. Sarah Kohles and Susan Francois talk about their new book.