Acts of the Apostles, Systemic Change and Polarization

Acts of the Apostles, Systemic Change and Polarization

Over the next several weeks the liturgy, drawing from the Acts of the Apostles, presents selected stories of ordinary people who coped with severe polarization some 2,000 years ago. read more

Connecting Lent, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change

Connecting Lent, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change

At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard. read more

What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

Pilate’s somewhat cynical question is among the most famous questions of history. In a somewhat prophetic message for World Communications Day 2020 Pope Francis offered what amounts to a “mindwalk” on truth. read more

Is Your Glass Half Empty… Or Half Full?

Is Your Glass Half Empty… Or Half Full?

True optimism is the ability to see the emptiness of half the glass while choosing to focus on the fullness of the other half of the glass. read more

Incarnation – Call To Change

Incarnation – Call To Change

Jesus came to change our minds, not God’s! The Word became flesh to show us what God’s message and way of thinking looks like when lived humanly. Jesus is the living model of world-changing systemic change. read more

How a Baby Changes Everything

How a Baby Changes Everything

A baby changes everything. Never was that truer than in the birth of the one we call Jesus of Nazareth. The birth of Jesus literally changed everything for everyone. read more

Change Agents – Our Heritage

Change Agents – Our Heritage

A description of a change agent – "one who can make changes happen by inspiring and influencing others." How does that fit you, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Vincentian Family? read more

What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?

What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?

What might be "Socially Acceptable" and "Not Socially Acceptable" elements of "structural" racism. read more

Corpus Christi and the Case for Change

Corpus Christi and the Case for Change

As you prepare to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, have you ever thought of how it provides the underpinnings for systemic change? read more

A Wide-Angle Lens On the Cries of the Poor

A Wide-Angle Lens On the Cries of the Poor

The earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22) read more

The Grasshopper Theory of Poverty and Change

The Grasshopper Theory of Poverty and Change

A simple story that describes what it is like to be poor. read more

Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History

Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History

What can we learn about being chang agents from imitating God’s model of bringing about a change in our ways of thinking? read more

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