Soil and New Life

“All of creation has been groaning”… There is a lot of talk about soil in the bible. If you open up the lectionary for this week, you will see a passage in Isaiah on the rain and snow that fall from the heavens to water the earth, making it fertile and providing bread for food. In… Read More

A Wake-up Call in the Vatican

The sexual abuse charges that have been filed against Cardinal George Pell, a high-ranking Vatican official in the Curia, raise many questions and have set off alarms about the effectiveness of Pope Francis’s response to allegations of clergy abuse of minors. George Pell was ordained a priest in 1966 in the diocese of Ballarat in… Read More

Solidarity With Migrants From Haiti and Central America

Last Friday, Save TPS Now! (¡Salvemos TPS Ahora!) conference participants and allies met with members of Congress and held a vigil in front of the White House to advocate for the renewal of their Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS allows the Department of Homeland Security to welcome citizens of other nations if their country of origin… Read More

CSO: Next Chapter

Written by: Dolly Pomerleau  and  Kathleen Blank Riether, Quixote Volunteer Catholics Speak Out (CSO), since its inception has focused on dialogue between the laity and hierarchy promoting equality and justice within the Church.  We are now discerning the need for a shift and expansion in CSO’s mission as the national climate of polarization in our… Read More

The Women’s March—Two Perspectives from Quixote Center Women

By: Dolly P. At 75 years old, I’ve been around a few blocks more than a few times, with signs held aloft. The White House. The Pentagon. The Capitol. The Catholic bishops’ headquarters. The Vatican Ambassador’s place. The Vatican. The DC Republican headquarters. And so on. After 40 years of pounding the pavements, I am… Read More

Progress After Matthew: Yielding Change Picks up Steam

In October we watched as Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, a country still mired in a years-long governance crisis that grew out of an earthquake in 2010. We were not optimistic about the outcome for Haiti’s most vulnerable populations, the poor and the rural poor. The storm destroyed much of southern Haiti and the northwestern peninsula,… Read More

Blessed be: Inclusivity

My head has been solidly in two zones this past fall: the election and the intensive revision of the Inclusive Lectionary Sunday reading series. Then the zones merged into one — the use of language, and how it can cause pain to “the poor, the lame, the blind, the deaf.” and so on. The language… Read More