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.

Sex Industry – prayer for all affected

Sex Industry – prayer for all affected

An International, annual novena for those in and affected by the sex industry. Nine days of private or public prayer for a specific intention. Day 1 (17th of March): For porn stars. Heavenly Father, we offer you our brothers and sister acting in the porn industry....

Super Bowl alert for human trafficking

Super Bowl alert for human trafficking

USA TODAY has a report on the effort to reduce or eliminate human trafficking on the occasion of the SuperBowl. The hordes of people flocking to this year's Super Bowl might be an attractive target for human traffickers looking to make new clients Thousands of fans...

100th World Day of Migrants January 19

The followers of Vincent and Louise, Frederic and Elizabeth Seton who work with migrants and refugees throughout the world  can take courage from the message and actions of Pope Francis.Sunday 19th January the Church marks the 100th World Day of Migrants and...

20 ways you can fight trafficking

20 ways you can fight trafficking

US State Department offers 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking  (Graphic courtesy of http://www.stopenslavement.org/) After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas...

Correction – Patron of the abused

Correction – Patron of the abused

An earlier article about a Vincentian martyr as a possible patron saint of the abused requires further nuance. THe article was based on three different sources which collectively missed a significant nuance. FamVin has learned from Vincent Hermans, secretary of the...

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