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.

Patrick: A Prophet for Global Justice

Patrick: A Prophet for Global Justice

Aidan Rooney CM draws attention to this insightful blog post about the real St. Patrick. St. Patrick is one of a handful of Christian saints, along with Mary, Valentine and Francis, that is celebrated in popular culture. His feast day is commemorated with supermarket...

Thrown in jail for being poor

Thrown in jail for being poor

Unfortunately such reports are becoming more and more common. "Thrown in jail for being poor: the booming for-profit probation industry"  "Many poor Americans face jail when they can’t pay steep fines for nonviolent crimes, like $1,000 for stealing a $2 beer. So...

An app for Catholic social teaching

An app for Catholic social teaching

 A new iPhone and iPad application from a Washington, D.C., think tank aims to spread Catholic social teaching through Church documents, news and commentary. So writes the Catholic New Agency. The Ethics and Public Policy Center said its free app is “a great resource...

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