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.

Christian response to death of Bin Laden

America Magazine's James Martin offer these thoughts in a longer article../ As someone who worked at Ground Zero in the days and weeks following 9/11 I rejoiced to hear that Osama Bin Laden’s long reign of terror, which had dealt death, destruction and untold misery...

John Paul II – Champion of the Poor

"For three decades, a central theme of his (John Paul II)  papal leadership was that the moral measure of our lives, nation and world is how we treat the poor and weak, the vulnerable and the voiceless."  Thus concludes an artcle on the website of the US Conference of...

Who lobbys for “the least among us?”

Has Poverty Disappeared From the National Dialogue at a time when48 million Americans now live in poverty. Reflecting on the what was not said in the recent State of the Union message a writer asks "Is it a window into a national culture that has become callous and...

Who lobbys for "the least among us?"

Has Poverty Disappeared From the National Dialogue at a time when48 million Americans now live in poverty. Reflecting on the what was not said in the recent State of the Union message a writer asks "Is it a window into a national culture that has become callous and...

Do-gooder or servant?

Do-gooder or servant?

The featured video, currently also at the right side of this page, tells the story of someone who wants to volunteer as an aid worker. This is a wonderful description of some common misconceptions and unconscious motivations about coming to the aid of those who are...

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