Articles for Building Bridges

Vincentian Leadership of North America approve Mission Statement

The final day of Building Bridges Out of Poverty began with a presentation of the Mission Statement approved by the 18 leaders of various branches of the Vincentian Family who attended a meeting prior to the gathering to the  150 members of the Vincentian Family....

Building Bridges Our Of Poverty – Day 2

Participants were treated to the renowned Carey Landry capping off the second day of the gathering as he led the music for the the liturgy of Sunday. Fr. Thomas McKenna, CM presided and reflected on how the Vincentian Family was being called to "sound forth" God's...

Has poverty become a crime in America?

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the classic, "Nickel and Dimed", thinks so. Ten years ago she  started  what turned into a national dialog about  impact of the 1996 welfare reform on the "working poor" in the United States. Now, she writes "The big question, 10 years...

Beyond the mantra of systemic change…

We have heard the mantra about John Paul II's challenge t0  Vincentians -  "Understand underlying causes and work toward long-term solutions". How do we move beyond the mantra? With the theme  "Building Bridges Out Of Poverty" the Vincentian Family will gather in...

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