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Upside down definitionsSister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Belief in God and objective truth has been sidelined in our society, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington recently lamented. Because of this, he said, we live in a culture of "upside-down ...

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses throughout the United States. Although ending abortion remains a priority of the utmost importance, threats to the disabled and those at the end ...

Saint Jeanne Jugan 'walked the talk' on mercySister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

During this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged us to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with new enthusiasm. A member of my community recently noted how blessed we are as Little ...

Dare to be of Good Cheer! Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

In May I was asked to offer a spiritual reflection at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. I used my moment in the spotlight to share three pieces of advice that helped carry me through the weeks surrounding ...

Heroes of Religious LibertySister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Each year since 2012, Catholics in the United States have observed the Fortnight for Freedom in preparation for Independence Day on July 4th. The theme set by the U.S. Bishops' Conference for this year's ...

How to give birth to new vocations Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

We Little Sisters spend our lives caring for the elderly, but I try to keep up with young people as much as I can. Last week I read a blog for young women about the impact of our throw-away culture on ...

Little Sisters Thank Supporters of Supreme Court CaseSister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

What do 207 members of Congress, 50 Catholic theologians, 13 law professors, nine professional associations and two prominent women's organizations have in common with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations ...

Little Sisters: Why We Can't 'Just Sign the Form' Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

A few weeks ago, I received a New Year's card that read, "This will be the best year yet." We Little Sisters of the Poor are fervently praying that 2016 will be remembered as the year we were able to ...