“The Letters”: worth seeing – but read the book

Somewhere between James Bond and a galaxy far far away, there are other films in release. Don’t overlook The Letters, based on the lengthy correspondence between Mother Teresa and her spiritual advisor. Few accounts of the now-beatified nun convey the extent of her very human day-to-day struggles, internal as well as external, as the founder… Read More “The Letters”: worth seeing – but read the book

She Said It: Mother Teresa to the U.S. Supreme Court

I hope you will count it no presumption that I seek your leave to address you on behalf of the unborn child. Like that child I can be considered an outsider. I am not an American citizen….It was a sad infidelity to America’s highest ideals when this Court said that it did not matter, or… Read More She Said It: Mother Teresa to the U.S. Supreme Court

The decidedly un-squelched Rep. Groen reflects on Roe

On January 22, at the end of the day’s business, Rep. Warren Groen of Rochester stood up in the New Hampshire House of Representatives to address his colleagues under “unanimous consent.” This is a time when legislators traditionally offer eulogies, statements of special recognition, and other remarks not directly related to pending legislation. Such speeches… Read More The decidedly un-squelched Rep. Groen reflects on Roe

On this date in 1979: Mother Teresa’s Nobel Prize lecture

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded the Nobel Peace prize thirty-four years ago. She may be the only Nobel laureate who ever used her Nobel lecture to promote natural family planning. Her theme was love and commitment and peace, so NFP fit quite well – along with her references to the Holy Family, St. Francis,… Read More On this date in 1979: Mother Teresa’s Nobel Prize lecture

Changing jobs & changing lives: thinking about Mother Teresa on Labor Day

A diminutive Albanian nun who thought she was well-settled in her job got a shock on September 7, 1946. No, not a layoff, but something just as disruptive. She eventually referred to it as “the call within a call.” This is worth remembering on this Labor Day, in a time when so many of us… Read More Changing jobs & changing lives: thinking about Mother Teresa on Labor Day