By Sister Mary Garascia

 More than 15 years ago around this time of year, I got a call from a priest pastor. He implored me to speak at Mass on the weekend of the December special collection for retired Religious. His reason—”because, Sister,” he said, “we are a relatively new parish, and we have never had any Sisters here, so some people have never seen one!”

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By Sr. Mary Garascia, Ph.D.

garascia_sr_mary Perhaps you have seen the commercial that goes something like this: An apple appears on the screen. The voice-over says, “This is an apple. Some people say it’s a banana, but it really is an apple. That’s a fact.” Well, it is not so simple as that, is it, when it is not the facts themselves but the interpretation of facts that so polarizes us? 

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