Mother’s Day began as a protest against violence. View this brief video reflection on Mothers Day presented by Worship House Media Mothers Day Central offers the following background.. History of American Celebration When the first English settlers came to America, they discontinued the tradition of Mothering Day. While the British holiday would live on, the American [...]
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In case you were wondering what Archbishop Romero had to confront over the last three years of his life here is a list of what he faced and sought to respond to pervasive and extreme poverty; to paramilitary killings of community leaders; to peasant massacres and the indiscriminate shooting of urban demonstrators by the security [...]
Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops critiqued federal budget proposals for their suggested cuts to social aid programs, which they said would harm the poor and vulnerable. “The moral measure of this budget debate is not which party wins or which powerful interests prevail, but rather how those who are jobless, hungry, homeless [...]
From the IgnatianSolidarity Net… Clearly, as time moves forward there will be much to learn about Pope Francis, but for the time being we thought we would share a few quotes that represent the importance the social mission of the Church has played in his ministry: Speaking of contrast between the economically rich and poor, “Poor [...]
Interfaith Worker Justice and comprehensive immigration reform The goal: Reform America’s broken immigration system The time to reform our broken immigration system is now. More than 11 million undocumented people are living in this country, including children raised as Americans and workers who have become an integral part of the U.S. economy. Without legal status [...]
Belize Bishop’s Walk for Peace: From the Rio Hondo to the Sarstoon – 300 miles. SCN Sisters Chris Kunze and Barbara Flores will participate. In September of 2012 Bishops Dorick Wright and Christopher Glancy issued a letter of invitation to Catholic parishes and Catholic schools in Belize to get involved in efforts and initiatives to [...]
John Allen, noted columnist for the NCR, writes… “Egypt is one of the front lines in what I’ve come to call the “global war on Christians,” meaning mounting anti-Christian violence in various corners of the world. The latest symbol is Nadia Mohamed Ali and her seven children, all of whom have been sentenced to 15 [...]
Homily preached by Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the annual Migration Mass attended by all the cultural groups in the archdiocese, celebrated on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at St. Mary Cathedral. The theme of today’s Migration Day Mass is “We are strangers no longer: Our journey of hope continues.” This theme recalls the historic pastoral [...]
Human Trafficking: Throughout human trafficking awareness month, individuals are invited to pray with the prayer located here and raise their awareness by reading the January issue of Stop Trafficking co-sponsored by the SCN’s is available here. Water: The LCWR Global Concerns Committee released theirResolution to Action entitled, “WATER.” Immigration: January 22 is a national call-in day for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. citizens are invited [...]
National Migration Week 2013 will be held from January 6-12 with a primary theme of “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.” This year’s National Migration Week observance and theme commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops conferences, Strangers No Longer: Together on [...]
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- Following the words of Francis June 15, 2013
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- Interview with Fr. Gregory Gay, CM (2) June 20, 2013
- Ecumenical effort for online safety June 19, 2013
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