Joan Chittister, OSB, a Sojourners contributing editor, is executive director of Benetvision and the author of many books, including The Monastery of the Heart (Bluebridge, 2011). For more, visit monasteriesoftheheart.org.
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Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
[editor's note: This article first appeared in our December 2013 issue to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.]
IN THE YEAR since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Dec. 14, thousands more have died by gun violence, and the NRA seems to stymie sane firearm measures at every turn. How do we stave off despair, hold on to hope, and keep moving forward when the odds feel overwhelming? —The Editors
A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Religious
The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world.
Monasteries of the Heart
A vibrant spirituality for our troubled times grows out of a centuries-old tradition.
In God's Time
What Sustains Me: Lectio
9/11, Five Years On
The Gift of Struggle
Struggle is a universal part of human experience, but hopethough hard to see in disappointing circumstancesis the other side of that coin.
The Faith Will Survive
The institutional church, on the other hand, is in serious trouble. Here's why.
Seeing With One Eye
Will the pedophilia scandal affect the role of women in the church?
A Dangerous Discipleship
"Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."
—John XXIII, "Pacem in Terris"
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