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Women in Conversation: Why Women Tell Their Stories

Posted by RENEW on Aug 27, 2021 1:09:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Women in Conversation, Women's Spirituality

An Earth Day Prayer Service

Posted by RENEW on May 18, 2021 3:44:06 PM

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. 

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Topics: Earth, Care of Creation, Creation at the Crossroads, Mother Earth, preservation of creation

Dignity & the Death Penalty

Posted by RENEW on Mar 31, 2021 1:08:49 PM

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.

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Topics: death penalty, Sr. Helen Prejean, restorative justice

Living Through COVID with Faith and Hope

Posted by RENEW on Mar 31, 2021 11:14:46 AM

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. 

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Topics: religious leadershiop, religious life, covid-19, COVID