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.

Vincentian women against Trafficking

Vincentian women against Trafficking

The following groups have joined with dozens of other groups to speak out against trafficking. Daughters of Charity, Prov. of St. Louise Daughters of Charity, Prov. of the West  Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Sisters of Charity of Halifax Sisters of Charity of...

Jesuits on Pope Francis

Jesuits on Pope Francis

From the IgnatianSolidarity Net... Clearly, as time moves forward there will be much to learn about Pope Francis, but for the time being we thought we would share a few quotes that represent the importance the social mission of the Church has played in his ministry:...

Join the Cardinals in prayer

Join the Cardinals in prayer

The Vatican News service reports that this afternoon in St. Peter's Basilica, on the occasion of the General Congregations proceeding the Conclave, the College of Cardinals will pray for the Church. The celebration, which will be held at 5:00pm at the Altar of the...

SVDP Georgia on “Sequester”

SVDP Georgia on “Sequester”

Uncharted waters! ATLANTA – (March 1, 2013) – Today, the United States is moving into unchartered territories because of the sequester. The sequester will hit all government spending across the board with exceptions for some programs and military personnel, but the...

Message from SVDP President

Message from SVDP President

Antipoverty Programs and Immigration Reform Take Action! Urge Your Representatives To Protect Antipoverty Programs and Pass Immigration Reform Dear Vincentians, Two weeks ago, Catholic leaders, including representatives of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, gathered...

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