Women’s experiences are different from men’s. Being uniquely female, as God made us to be, involves action. All women are called to live holy lives, but how do we do it? The field hospital of the Church needs women of strength and gentle leadership now more than ever.
Our entire planet is at a crossroads. We are fast approaching a tipping point which will send us down a path of destruction. There is still time, however, to change course if we learn to care for our common home and be good stewards of creation. This Earth Day we joined in prayer for our planet as we seek a worldwide conversion of hearts and minds. Our prayer included a reflection by Sister Arlene Flaherty on Creation at the Crossroads. Arlene Flaherty OP is a Dominican Sister of Blauvelt NY. Over the past four decades of her religious life, her ministry has been primarily in Justice Education, Spirituality, and Legislative advocacy. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry and graduate degrees in Theology and Scripture. Arlene is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation for the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
RENEW President, Sister Terry Rickard, OP, recently interviewed Sister Helen Prejean, about how Catholic teaching on the death penalty has evolved. The author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen has worked tirelessly to end executions in this country, and her firsthand experience lends a unique perspective to their discussion about the morality of the death penalty.
RENEW's Sister Terry Rickard, OP, moderates a discussion with three of her fellow Dominican Sisters about how their faith has shaped their response to the challenges of living through COVID 19 Panelists include: Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP; Sr. Mary Flood, OP, MD, Ph.D.; and Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, OP, Ph.D.