I was in another Zoom meeting with my friend, another Catholic sister who is a professor on a college campus. Together we were lamenting the extreme polarities in the church and society. Rubbing our foreheads. Sighing. Praying right out loud: God, help us.

Together we were bemoaning how the tensions impact our freedom to love and serve, to remain fierce in our hope. I asked her what she’s seeing from her vantage as a professor who spends a lot of time with young adults. I know she is often buoyed by the zeal and vision of Generation Z. I was hoping to hear something encouraging.

But her expression turned grim as she started to speak about the… [This is the beginning of my latest column for the online newspaper, Global Sisters Report. Continue reading here.]