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.

World War III not far fetched – Pope Francis

World War III not far fetched – Pope Francis

“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction… How is this possible? It is so because in today’s world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and power, and there is the manufacture and sale of arms.”

President SVDP USA – Call to action!

"National Programs That Serve Those in Need are At Risk"  - Joe Flannigan, National President SVDP USA,  reminds Vincentians that Congress is in recess until September 7 and their senators and representatives are back home.  When they return to Washington, they will...

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