Upside-down definitions

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., recently lamented that belief in God and objective truth has been sidelined in our society. Because of this, he said, we live in a culture of “upside-down definitions.” I have been reflecting on this notion of upside-down definitions as we celebrate Respect Life Month in October.

Life after the convent: finding the courage to start over

There is no scrapbook of Kathy Webb’s life as a Dominican sister. No picture frames or friendship bracelets, no nun memorabilia perched in a closet or buried in a trunk. The only artifact from her convent days is the long apron she wore to protect her white habit, bearing her former identity on a tiny tag sewn onto the back: “Sister Cora Marie 558.”

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