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.

Food is a moral issue

Susan Stabile, occasional famvin poster, offers the following reflection on World Food Day. "Today is World Food Day. It is also Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of raising...

The relevance of the game of Monopoly

Did you know that Monopoly was invented by a Quaker woman to show how rents enrich property owners and impoverish tenants? James Martin in a piece America magazine called "God's economy" connects the dots. "Unregulated capitalism results in money and power funneling...

Immigration and the “Next America”

"Our Father in Heaven Does Not Make Some Nationalities or Racial Groups to Be 'Inferior'" (Zenit.org).- Here is an adapted version of an address given by Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles on July 28 at the Napa Institute. L'Osservatore Romano published this version...

9/11 ten years later – a tear drop

This little known monument, “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism,”  dedicated on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, gives some expression to the magnitude of grief occasioned by the events of 9/11. It is a gift from President Vladimir Putin, the people of Russia and...

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