REFLECTION: ‘Get on board or get out of the way’ is not policy

by Joan Chittister, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace At this point in the history of this country, the tangle between the two major dimensions of our public life -- the political system itself and the politicians it spawns -- is impossible to ignore. In fact, the choices we make this year -- and … Continue reading REFLECTION: ‘Get on board or get out of the way’ is not policy

REFLECTION: When did we confuse freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?

by Joan Chittister, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace I’ve written or spoken a good many times about the incivility that unmonitored social media sites have generated in this country. Someplace along the line we have managed to confuse freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude, crude, mean, hurtful or brutal — … Continue reading REFLECTION: When did we confuse freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?