Articles in Justice and Peace

The Cost of “Preferential Option for the Poor”

Forty years ago, four women gave their lives as part of their preferential option for the poor. Read their own words. It should take just about 40 seconds.

Les Miserables – Vincentian Influences and Reflections

Les Miserables strikes a chord in Vincentians when they hear… To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo admired Vincent de Paul. He based the character of the Bishop on Vincent de Paul.

Voting As a Sacred Act: Prayer and Reflections

Together, let us join in prayer each day for peaceful and just elections using this prayer and reflection.

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Read as a Puzzle

In a beautiful document on the call to human community, Pope Francis offers the “Good Samaritan” as a lens through which we can look at the many serious problems of a polarized and insensitive world.

Jeopardy, Trafficking and St. John’s U

Jeopardy, Trafficking and St. John’s U

Perhaps you have heard how Jeopardy host Alex Trebeck was asked if he knew the origin of his suit. St. John’s University will host a conference that explores the relationships of poverty, human trafficking, modern slavery, and slavery’s links to consumerism and the...

US Bishops celebrate Mass at border

US Bishops celebrate Mass at border

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the...

Bishops review Cesar Chavez film

Bishops review Cesar Chavez film

Bishops say Cesar Chavez film shows Catholic social justice According to the Catholic News Agency... Several bishops have praised “Cesar Chavez,” a new movie about the labor rights leader and devout Catholic, for its portrayal of a man whom they say embodied the...

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