Touchy Topic Tuesdays

Indeed, a Little Touchy

by Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC

915558_69460579Two Touchy Topic Tuesdays did get a tad touchy when a few members wanted some meetings devoted to discussions about faith. But what to do when some members are agnostics and atheists? At first the nonbelievers in our group said they might not attend on those Tuesdays, but after our urging – and since we need their perspectives — they agreed to continue coming to the meetings. To complicate matters, interpretations of faith, theology, and Scripture are as divergent as the people gathered around the table.

Although our conversations focus on the city of St.

Touchy Topic Tuesday: Hope and Futures

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by Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC

More young black lives have been snuffed out in the midst of flowers and spring. Why?

Why is another makeshift memorial of balloons, stuffed animals, and hand-printed signs dotting the streets of my city, St. Louis?  Where is the hope and future for young people? The latest casualty is an African-American couple in their 20s, shot to death in a drive-by shooting March 30. The woman’s three children rode with them, but survived.

The answers to those questions might be beyond the racial divide and lie in helping all of us search for hope and a future for our children.