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Thinking more deeply about Haiti – "underlying causes and long term solutions"

Scott Fina offers a contrasting view to David Brooks recent New York Times editorial about the role of poverty in Haiti’s suffering from its earthquake, recently circulated over FamVin. Below he writes "My point?  Haiti (like Katrina) is indeed much more a story of...

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Intersections

“Those on top, like politicians and church leaders, talk a lot about peace, but not about justice, because speaking of peace sounds good to others on top and to the naïve on the bottom, but to speak of justice sounds bad to those on top because it opens the eyes of...

Better for Us Is Shame, Rather Than Praise

Jesus is the embodiment of the truth that it is better to receive shame than praise from the world. The world cannot accept the Word.  The Word is in the world but the world does not know him even.  Though coming to his own, the Word is still not acceptable.  Worldly...

Protect Health Care for Poor and Vulnerable People!

June 27, 2017 My Dear Vincentians, At the earliest possible moment, I urge you to either e-mail or call your US Senator to urge him or her to not support the just released Senate legislation which would decimate health care coverage for the poor and vulnerable – the...

On Love of God

One of the contemporaries of St. Vincent who influenced him on his journey of conversion was St. Francis de Sales. The two famous books of St. Francis de Sales, namely, “Love of God” and “Introduction to Devout Life,” played an important role in his spiritual growth....

Inspired to Serve

Coming into contact with a Vincentian University has changed many lives. From their "10 under 10" series, here's a story of someone inspired by the charism at St. John's University. When the financial crisis hit, Elisa Sciortino was a recent St. John’s graduate who...

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