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Great God, who has told us
“Vengeance is mine,”
save us from ourselves,
save us from the vengeance in our hearts
and the acid in our souls.

I believe in God
who made us all
and whose divinity
infuses all of life
with the sacred.

The Thomas Merton Center in Palo Alto, CA, a Catholic lay-led organization that fosters the development of ecumenical spirituality, is hosting a webinar with Joan Chittister, Saturday, June 5 at 1

Carlow University, a liberal arts college in Pittsburgh, PA, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, presented Joan Chittister with an honorary degree during its

Join the Benetvision staff for a free Zoom discussion on the May 2021

The hard moments of life come when we feel ourselves overwhelmed by a sense of uselessness. We see people around us doing important things, public things, impressive things.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, the great Jesuit poet, said in his poem, “The May Magnificat,” that the reason May is Mary’s month is that it is the season of growth.

Dear God, creator of women in your own image,
born of a woman in the midst of a world half women,
carried by women to mission fields around the globe,

A worshipper wears a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Holy Thursday in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City April 1.

From Where I Stand  April 8, 2021 NCR

Lent is not about giving up our adult candy or immersing ourselves in pain. Lent is about being honest with ourselves, changing what needs to change in our lives, making our world a better place and growing into the Light.

From Where I Stand  March 17, 2021  NCR

This is going to be a COVID-19 kind of Lent, and that may be one of the best things that ever happens to our spiritual lives. 

Person holding a black mask.

From Where I Stand  9/17/2020 NCR

They call it a "pandemic," meaning occurring all over the world, all around the globe. Horrible. Overwhelming. Heart-stopping.

American Flag shot from below.

From Where I Stand  January 21, 2021  NCR

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington Oct. 5, 2020.

From Where I Stand   December 31, 2020  NCR

Grieving family members hold a mock funeral in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Oct. 18 to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus restrictions that they say led to the deaths of their loved ones in nursing homes.

From Where I Stand  12/10/2020  NCR