The Common Good

Results for The Hungry Spirit

Catholic Sisters Are Redefining Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger True power is energy that bears fruit. A new model of leadership that’s been refined in the ...

Our Lady of the Watershed
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger There are thousands of ways for a church to serve its watershed and all life within it. OUR ...

A Shift in Priorities?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pope Francis wants deputies, not darlings. IN MINDANAO, Philippines, a cheer went up: May ...

The Miracle of Christmas Bread
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "Food brings people together." THURSDAY NIGHT is baking night at Panadería El Lat ...

Unlawful Entry
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I watched the police toss Steve, age 70, into the crowd behind me. OFFICER MARIO normally w ...

'Why Are White People So Mean?'
Originally Posted: 07/12/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Laments engage "the most unbearable questions of faith." THE METRO IS crowded tod ...

The Pope We've Been Waiting For?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger To have the "poor one" at the center of the Catholic faith is right and just. I W ...

At the River We Stand
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Baptism means we are imprinted on Christ. FROM THE RIVER to the rope. From the creek to the ...

Why We (Still) Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Beloved Community is not a utopian ideal. DURING THE unseasonably warm autumn of 1951, ...

A Series of Curious Events ... and a Chicken
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger With a warm hen under my arm, I remembered Jesus' plea over another empire-ridden city. ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

The Mother of Mujerista Theology
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Remembering Ada María Isasi-Díaz Ada María Isasi-Díaz often quipped that she “was born a fe ...

Into the Dark Woods
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger As the human soul matures, we are confronted with moments that force us to let go of yet another thin veil of self-delu ...

Isaiah and the Foreclosure Crisis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What does God's "settlement" look like? Today’s Washington Post sits ope ...

Why I Love Credit Unions
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The bigger the financial corporation, the quicker your dollar exits your community. I final ...

Slaves in Our Family
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger When, as is true today, the richest 10 percent own 85 percent of the world’s wealth and the poorest 50 percent live off ...

What's Wrong With Capital Punishment
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger No one could stop Troy Davis' execution -- despite his apparent innocence. THE STATE O ...

The Art of Householding
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger My "life plan" -- at age 23 -- was to own little and to move where the Spirit led. ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Who is the woman at the well? Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring actor Jonatha ...

Baptizing for Life
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 4:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Addiction is not an individual disease; it's a family sickness. My 7-year-old nephew s ...

Rachel's Wail for a Murdered Teen
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Last week the body of a young woman was found near my house. She was 17 years old. She'd been murdered. The garbag ...

Out of the Mouths of Asses ...
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's often good to have a donkey with you when you pray. They provide a natural antidote to excessive piety. Take m ...

Loving the World
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "For God so loved the world ..." Lately John 3:16 won't leave me alone. It hovers above my shoulder as I ...

Learning Lessons the Hard Way
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Knowing that we are going to die, how then should we live? This week I planted a Roma tomato ...

All Along the Way...
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The nice vendor who sells aromatic oils in front of Speedy Liquor on 14th Street got stabbed the other day. Word on the ...

Can Peaceful Protest Stop a Rising Tide?
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger There are two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle, de ...

Thank a Sister
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California. ...

A Love Letter from the Pope
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In July, Pope Benedict wrote you a love letter. Like all love letters, it’s worth savoring. ...

On the Seventh Day, God Played
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It’s summer here in the northern climes—and summer means the swimming pool. It’s summer here ...

Stammering Through Dreams
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I dreamt last night I was being deployed to Iraq. I dreamt last night I was being deployed t ...

The Woman Who Changed America
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Francis Perkins was the consience behind the New Deal. When Frances Perkins was appointed S ...

A Memory of Paradise
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What's the unique contribution of religion to the 'green economy'? Rachel Car ...

Just Forgive
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Forgiveness is an act of will. Fake it until you make it. Lately, I’ve been wrestling with f ...

Tackling the Unspeakable
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger On Jan. 20, the United States of America inaugurates its first African-American president and first Catholic vice presid ...

Elections and Christ the King
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The great wheel of the Christian liturgical year is turning once again. The great wheel of t ...

The Busted-Up World Needs Us
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Why do we bear the fractured order of love? In my mind, I am climbing above the tree line. T ...

To Give or Not to Give?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts. It’s Sunday morning. ...

A Peculiar Hope
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sometimes, Easter finds us. In 2005, on a spring trip to El Salvador, I wasn’t expecting to ...

All's Quiet on the God Front
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "I have come to love the darkness." As a child, I was terrified of Good Friday and ...

On Becoming a Christian
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger During Lent, we think about the saints who listened in the night. He’s not an official Cat ...

Untimely Pregnant
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mary and Elizabeth teach hope in bitter times. For many years I wore a necklace with a holy ...

On Becoming a Christian
Originally Posted: 01/31/2013 - 6:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger During Lent, we think about the saints who listened in the night. (Columns, The Hungry S ...

'To Live Is to Praise'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Are beauty and truth a luxury? Now we are in the season of storms. Supercells tower above th ...

Where Your Treasure Is...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's very complicated to have hope. Whenever I see a photograph by Sebastião Salgado, I ...

Discerning the Spirit of Iraq
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Our children are coming home from the front lines- and they have questions. How are we, as A ...

Bewildered Am I
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Bewilderment is not momentary confusion. It is becoming fundamentally displaced. Every once ...

What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger 2007 is a Sabbath Year. Every seventh year, according to biblical tradition, the people of God are invited to observe a ...

The Demon Drink
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I was haunted by the King of Beers. I confess that I did a double take. At 65 mph I sidled u ...

The Habit of Advent
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What habits do you have that generate hope? "Advent is the beginning of the end of all ...

Thou shalt not
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Covenants always have social and political implications. The season of Pentecost, according ...