Monthly Archives: January 2011

Our Sputnik Moment

President Obama gave his State of the Union address this week and I, like many Americans, watched with great hope that this moment would signal movement forward, out of the recession and into a future of new possibilities. And there were a number of actions and statements that suggested the door had opened to a […]

Answering the Call to Service: Robert Sargent Shriver

America lost a leader in the war on poverty this week with the passing of Sargent Shriver.  Son of Catholic activists and brother-in-law to the Kennedys he is most remembered as the man who launched the Peace Corps. But his other monumental undertaking was as an advocate for civil rights in the 1960s, which culminated […]

A New Beginning

We’ve just emerged from the Christmas season, one of the most celebrated of Christian holidays, when we commemorate with awe and wonder the moment when God becomes one of us.  From the darkness comes light; in the worlds of John the evangelist, “what has come into being in him was life, and the life was […]