As we are now – Reflections of an aging religious
Dec 01 2011
The first week in December is designated as a collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Religious vocations have declined in the past few decades, and many who have taught or cared for orphans or worked in hospitals can no longer do so. The collection is also a way of giving back to those who served us for so many years. They were of the Martha’s of past generations.
Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States
Nov 28 2011
WASHINGTON – As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of “season’s eatings” - from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas feasts to New Year’s parties - there are millions of Americans who aren’t sure they’re going to get enough to eat this day or the next.