Articles for Advocacy

Pope Francis on Lent – The Expected and Unexpected

I should not have been but I was surprised by some of the things Pope Francis included in his Lenten Letter 2020

Bl. Rosalie Rendu: Serving and Advocating for Persons in Need of Health Care

In addition to caring for the sick poor in their homes, Blessed Rosalie collaborated closely with the civil authorities responsible for the assistance of those who were poor.

Speaking the Truth to Power at Any Age

Profiles in courage from the present and the past, young and old.

“Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Justice”

“Jesus himself warns us that the path he proposes goes against the flow, even making us challenge society by the way we live and, as a result, becoming a nuisance.”

When St. Vincent spoke the truth to power…

When St. Vincent spoke the truth to power…

When St. Vincent spoke the truth to power… and what we can do today! Vincent’s courage in speaking the truth to power While Vincent is best known for his practical works of charity, he also served as an advocate for the poor before the highest authorities, at times at...

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

In his wonderful new book Vincentian Meditations, Tom McKenna has a chapter on “seeing better.” He asks “what does standing under Vincent’s influence do to an individual?” And one response is that one can see better. That can mean many things but it might would...

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