A First-Hand Account of the Diversity of Religious Life

The former chapel in the convent building at Our Lady of the Presentation Church years ago was subdivided into two small rooms, an informal entry/waiting area and an office. Nothing extraordinary about it…except God’s work still happens in that space. Whereas the sounds of Mass or the silence of prayer once dominated, the musical notes […]

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it's about the budget

How the Proposed USA Budget Violates Catholic Principles

This post began as a “top 5 shockingly immoral aspects of President Trump’s budget proposal.” The problem is that virtually the entire budget is shockingly immoral and unjust. Instead, I want to highlight 5 touchstones of Catholic Social Teaching on justice. I will provide one example of its violation; however, for every single one, you […]

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where the need is.

Going To Where The Need Is @SJUMission #IamVincent

As a freshman, Andrea Lozano ’20CPS is still new to college life. But she is already rethinking the future, thanks to a five-day service trip she took during spring break through St. John’s University. “It was very inspiring,” said Andrea, a criminal justice major at SJU’s Staten Island campus. “I’ve been thinking about law school […]

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Truly Welcoming the Stranger

YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS Youth imbued with the Vincentian spirit have little time for empty rhetoric. Human need calls them to propel values into vibrant action. The Daughters of Charity at the UN find that admirable quality in intern Joanna Mendez, a final year student at St. John’s University.  In this week’s article, […]

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Systemic Change: India Workshops

The Vincentian Family in India celebrated its 11th annual meeting of the major superiors of the Family on March 11 and 12 at the Niveditha Center for Faith and Fellowship in Kerala. The first day was dedicated to formation, and the topic was systemic change (SC); the second day was devoted to their ongoing business issues and planning. […]

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