Posts Tagged ‘Joan Chittister’

Nothing really changed after Vatican II – but synodality may make a difference

Monday, June 12th, 2023

The word synodality has been around a year or so now and people are still asking what it really means — for them, of course. The last time the church said it was going to make changes was in 1965. Fifty-eight years ago. In the meantime, all the changes to be seen were basically meaningless Read more

A new future for women through the church

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The 20th-century Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote: “The only task worthy of our efforts is to construct the future.” My concern today is how to construct a new future for women around the world through the global outreach of the church. The 6th-century philosopher Boethius reminds us that every age that is dying Read more

The seven blessings that come with ageing

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Joan Chittister -aging

The one certain dimension of US demographics these days is that the fastest growing segment of the American population is comprised of people above the age of 65. We, and all our institutions, as a result, are a greying breed. At the same time, we are, in fact, the healthiest, longest lived, most educated, most Read more

Attack on Girl Scouts shows current law isn’t working

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Various institutions within the American church have been of concern to the US bishops over the past few years — and  now it is the turn of the Girl Scouts. In a recent article, Joan Chittister writes that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Catholic Charities in the US, Caritas, and now the Girl Scouts, Read more

In search of the civilized in today’s anonymous culture

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

This column is late. Months late. Years late, actually. But I admit that it writes itself in my head almost every day. This month, there were two separate situations that require it be said rather than simply thought. Last week, Rush Limbaugh, popular voice of far-right politics, used his position on the airwaves to insult, Read more