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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The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth share their Weekly Justice Highlights Good News: The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by 154 nations at the United Nations on April 2. This treaty will help monitor and control the flow of arms and ammunition across borders. Send a thank you to the U.S. delegation for their work. Promoting Peace: Urge President Obama to stop the [...]
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines reports from Manila… Following the death of a tribal leader in Boracay last February 22, the Vincentian Family Coordinating Council (VFCC) in the Philippines has issued an official statement denouncing the brutal killing, yesterday. Fr. Francisco Vargas, CM, VFCC Chairman in the country, in a letter to the [...]
Weekly Justice Highlights Empowering Women: Urge Internationaldonors to Somalia and HassanSheikh Mohamoud, President of Somalia to adopt a zero tolerance policy for human rights abuses committed by Somalia’s security forces, and to ensure women are protected. (International action available) Care of Earth and Promoting Peace: On February 18, thousands gathered in Washington, DCto oppose theKeystone XL. There is still time to urge President Obama (1.202.456.1111; [...]
Weekly Justice Concerns of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Challenging Unjust Systems: Urge Chinese officials to stop the execution of Li Yan who is on death row in China for murdering her husband after repeated hideous abuse and futile pleas to police (International action is available). Care of Earth: Urge Rafael Correa Delgado, President of Ecuador to immediately protect [...]
Weekly Justice Highlights January 31, 2013 Empowering Women: The Violence Against Women Act (S. 47) continues to need reauthorization and would empower women worldwide. Urge U.S.Representatives to co-sponsor and support this legislation when it comes to a vote (call without charges 888.269.5702 or 202.224.3121 with charges). Immigration: What an exciting week for those in the United States as a group [...]
Vision for Education – Education for Peace and Nation Building Impelled by the Love of Christ, SCN educators form God centered persons of character, compassion and competency, who will contribute to build a just and harmonious society and thus become agents of transformation. The paradigm shift expected of the SCN educators and their teaching and [...]
It is a distinction all to familiar for memebers of the Vincentian Family who are often first responders in major disasters. Megan Clark, Moral Theology Professor at St. John’s University unpacks what is often felt but not articulated. He own experience of the disaster led her to reflect a bit deeper than the usual headlines. [...]
World Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a feast day dedicated to peace celebrated on January 1, on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It was introduced in 1967 and inspired by the encyclicals Pacem in Terris and Populorum Progressio of John XXIII and Paul VI. Index of Papal Messages for World Day of Peace since 2006 U.S. [...]
Weekly Justice Highlights from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Challenging Unjust Systems: Urge WalMart to join an independent fire safety inspection program to prevent tragedies such as the November 24 massive fire in a Bangladeshtextile factory that killed 112 workers due to locked emergency exits.Immigrants: Urge U.S. Representatives to OPPOSE the STEMS Job Act of 2012 (H.R. 6429) that would eliminate the [...]
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- The Pope and the Vincentian Superior General April 29, 2013
- Vincentian experience of no water in the US May 21, 2013
- Vincentian Service and Mission opportunities May 18, 2013
- Mother and Superior General May 15, 2013
- Photo album of VFCAP Day 1 May 24, 2013
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